Japanese billionaire to give away over $13 million to Twitter followers in social experiment

The competition which closed on Tuesday allowed almost anybody to enter.
The competition which closed on Tuesday allowed almost anybody to enter. Photo credit: Getty.

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa says he will split over $13 million between a group of lucky Twitter followers as part of a social experiment. 

Maezawa has promised to give 1 million yen, to 1000 people.

All Twitter users had to do was retweet his post.

"Hope your life will be happier with 1 million yen," posted Maezawa on Twitter. 

The decision is part of a social experiment to see if money really does buy happiness.

The billionaire posted his idea on YouTube calling it a "serious social trial" and urged winners to use the money how they liked. 

The competition which closed on Tuesday allowed almost anybody to enter. 

The contest received 4,425 entries.

He will contact the winners by email in a few days, posted Maezawa. 

This is not the first time the eccentric billionaire has performed this kind of similar competition. 

In January 2019 he promised to give away 100 million yen to one hundred Twitter followers.

One of the winners commented on Maezawa's post.

"This is Hashiba, which received 1 million yen a year ago for 100 million yen. At last, we will carry out the planning of overseas travel gifts promised at that time! I want to make a wonderful trip! ! I really thank Maezawa."

Maezawa has a net worth of 2billion dollars, according to Forbes magazine.

He is famous for founding Japan's largest online fashion mall Zozotown and along with Elon Musk plans to travel to space. 

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