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Billionaire Giving Away Money

A Japanese billionaire is giving away $9 million to his Twitter followers as part of a social experiment to find out if money can buy happiness. Yusaku Maezawa, who founded Japan’s largest online fashion mall, will dole out 1 million yen — or $9,000 — to 1,000 followers to see if the cash boosts their overall happiness. The lucky recipients will be selected at random from those who retweeted his Jan. 1 post announcing the giveaway. Here’s the complete story from the NY POST.

Here’s his January 1st post:

Apparently this is not a joke, Last January, Maezawa gave away 100 million yen, or about $914,000, to 100 Twitter users in a similar experiment with winner wound up taking home about $9,000 each.


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