A massive online giveaway put together by superstar YouTuber MrBeast could see him challenge for the retweet record on Twitter.
MrBeast can be called many things, but what he's certainly not is predictable and boring, as he's set quite a high standard when it comes to out-of-the-box YouTube content.
Over the years, he's been known to give hundreds of thousands of dollars to random Twitch streamers, purchased vehicles and homes for strangers, and done experiments that have been utterly outrageous.
His latest project, which kicked off on May 7, is to give one random person on Twitter $10,000, in honor of his birthday.
"I'm going to give someone random who retweets this tweet $10,000, because it's my birthday and I feel like being nice," he tweeted.
I’m going give someone random who retweets this tweet $10,000 because it’s my birthday and I feel like being nice ☺️ (you have to be following me so I can dm you the code if you win)
— MrBeast (@MrBeastYT) May 7, 2019
MrBeast has officially set the contest to run for 72 hours, and since the original tweet was posted at about 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET on May 7, fans will have until the same time on May 10 to retweet and still be eligible to win.
The idea to give away money in this fashion, of course, is definitely not new, but the trend has unfortunately given rise to a lot of scams and fake giveaways that end up hording all the attention and never paying out.
However, considering MrBeast's track record for giving insane amounts of money away in the past, and his prominent status in the online entertainment scene, it seems almost 100% certain that he will go through with his promise.
Could MrBeast set a new retweet record?
Considering how many Twitter users will not want to pass on the opportunity of possibly winning MrBeast's giveaway, the tweet has the potential of racking up a tremendous amount of retweets by May 10.
So many, in fact, that it could challenge the tweet that currently holds the record for most retweets. Ironically, that tweet is also for a massive cash giveaway, posted by a Japanese billionaire who plans on giving away 100 million yen ($924,000), split between 100 lucky winners.
— Yusaku Maezawa (MZ) 前澤友作 (@yousuck2020) January 5, 2019
The tweet was first posted on January 5, and as of May 7, it currently has a whopping 4.69 million retweets, and that number could keep on rising as long as the giveaway is still active.
Considering that MrBeast currently has 1.94 million followers on Twitter, it seems unlikely that his tweet could end up claiming the top spot for retweets.
That being said, it's best never to say never when it comes to the world of social media, so we'll just have to wait and see.