Twitter: most popular tweets as of June 2019

This statistic presents the most retweeted Twitter posts of all time. The most re-tweeted tweet of all time was posted by Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa on January 5, 2019. The entrepreneur offered one million yen each to 100 randomly selected people who retweeted the message and followed his account. Until January 2019, the first spot on the ranking was claimed by Carter Wilkerson, asking fast food chain Wendy's for free chicken nuggets in exchange for retweets. A star-studded selfie taken by Ellen DeGeneres during the 2014 Academy Awards ceremony still remains one of the most popular posts on Twitter with more than 3.2 million retweets, still ranking in third place after leading the ranking for many years.

Most popular tweets on Twitter as of December 2019, by number of retweets

Number of retweets
Yusaku Maezawa: offering 1M yen each to 100 randomly selected people who retweeted the message and followed him (Jan '19)4.4
Carter Wilkerson: Wendys free chicken nuggets (Apr '17)3.5
Ellen DeGeneres: 2014 Oscars photo (Mar '14)3.2
Louis Tomlinson: Always in my heart @Harry_Styles . Yours sincerely, Louis (Oct '11)2.68
El Rubius: LIMONADA (Aug '16)1.77
Jimmy Donaldson (MrBeast): $10k giveaway based on retweet on the occasion of his birthday (May '19)1.69
Barack Obama: "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin..." (Aug '17)1.6
El Rubius: LIMONADA 2.0 (Sep '18)1.45
Penn State Interfraternity Council: With the current devastation in Houston, we are pledging $0.15 for every RT this gets! (Aug '17)1.06
BTS: #InMyFeelingsChallenge #HopeOnTheStreet (Jul '18)1.02
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Release date

December 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

as of December 2019

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