List of most-retweeted tweets

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This list of most-retweeted tweets contains the top 30 tweets with the most retweets (an account's tweet that is sent again by additional accounts without any change) of all time on the social networking platform Twitter; Twitter does not provide an official list but the news media makes lists.[1][2] As of July 2020, the top tweet has over 4.3 million retweets and was tweeted by Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa. Currently, three accounts have more than one of the most-retweeted tweets in the top 30: South Korean band BTS have fifteen, while Maezawa and YouTube personality El Rubius each have two.

List[edit]

The following table lists the top 30 most-retweeted tweets on Twitter, the account that tweeted it, the total number of retweets rounded to the nearest ten thousand, and the date it was originally tweeted. The notes include the details surrounding the tweet.

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Rank Tweet Posted by Retweets (millions) Date posted Context
1 ZOZOTOWN新春セールが史上最速で取扱高100億円を先ほど突破!!日頃の感謝を込め、僕個人から100名様に100万円【総額1億円のお年玉】を現金でプレゼントします。応募方法は、僕をフォローいただいた上、このツイートをRTするだけ。受付は1/7まで。当選者には僕から直接DMします! #月に行くならお年玉[3] Yusaku Maezawa
@yousuck2020
4.34 January 5, 2019 [A]
2 🎍謹賀新年🎍【総額10億円】#前澤お年玉 100万円を1000人にプレゼントします!100万円で皆さまの人生がよりハッピーになりますように。応募方法は僕のフォローとこのツイートのリツイート。締切は1月7日23:59まで。企画趣旨や当選条件などはYouTubeで説明してます。[5] Yusaku Maezawa
@yousuck2020
3.72 December 31, 2019 [B]
3 HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS[6] Carter Wilkerson
@carterjwm
3.37 April 5, 2017 [C]
4 [It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV... ][8] Family of Chadwick Boseman
@chadwickboseman
3.14 August 28, 2020 [D]
5 If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars[10] Ellen DeGeneres
@TheEllenShow
3.09 March 2, 2014 [E]
6 Always in my heart @Harry_Styles . Yours sincerely, Louis[12] Louis Tomlinson
@Louis_Tomlinson
2.74 October 2, 2011 [F]
7 LIMONADA 🗿[14] El Rubius
@Rubiu5
1.79 August 20, 2016 [G]
8 "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..."[16] Barack Obama
@BarackObama
1.62 August 12, 2017 [H]
9 Never Not 💜[17] Jungkook
@BTS_twt
1.59 May 3, 2020 [I]
10 LIMONADA 2.0 🗿[20] El Rubius
@Rubiu5
1.54 September 29, 2018
11 Duh😛[21] Jungkook
@BTS_twt
1.35 June 9, 2019 [J]
12 This is just... #우리아미상받았네[23] BTS
@BTS_twt
1.25 September 8, 2020 [K]
13 Hi Army😊 [25] V
@BTS_twt
1.24 August 16, 2020
14 정국이 생일축하해요이?[26] V
@BTS_twt
1.17 September 1, 2020
15 #InMyFeelingsChallenge #HopeOnTheStreet[27] J-Hope
@BTS_twt
1.15 July 23, 2018 [L]
16 Savage Love 🎶 #SavageLoveRemix[32] Jungkook
@BTS_twt
1.15 October 8, 2020 [M]
17 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)[33]
Jimmy Donaldson (MrBeast)
@MrBeastYT
1.11 May 7, 2019 [N]
18 ready? #vcut[35] V
@BTS_twt
1.10 August 21, 2020
19 teamwork makes the dream work.[36] BTS
@BTS_twt
1.09 March 19, 2013 [O]
20 증국아 24살 생일 축하한다

형이 사랑한다 #JIMIN #정국생일ㅊㅋ[37]

Jimin
@BTS_twt
1.09 August 31, 2020
21 teamwork makes the dream work ![38] BTS
@BTS_twt
1.07 September 8, 2020 [P]
22 🎂 Happy Birthday to me 🎂[39] RM
@BTS_twt
1.07 September 11, 2020
23 With the current devastation in Houston, we are pledging $0.15 for every RT this gets! Please forward this along to help out those in need![40] Penn State Interfraternity Council
@PennStateIFC
1.02 August 30, 2017 [Q]
24 broken.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.[41]
Ariana Grande
@ArianaGrande
1.01 May 22, 2017 [R]
25 방탄 아미 파이팅[43] BTS
@BTS_twt
1.01 July 26, 2020
26 우리는 인종차별에 반대합니다.

우리는 폭력에 반대합니다. 나, 당신, 우리 모두는 존중받을 권리가 있습니다. 함께 하겠습니다.

We stand against racial discrimination. We condemn violence. You, I and we all have the right to be respected. We will stand together. #BlackLivesMatter[44]

BTS
@BTS_twt
1.01 June 4, 2020 [S]
27 Tomorrow! You and me got a whole lot of history #10YearsOf1D[46] One Direction
@onedirection
1.00 July 22, 2020 [T]
28 If the Cleveland Cavaliers win the 2018 NBA finals I'll buy everyone who retweet's this a jersey...[47] Damarious Randall
@RandallTime
1.00 May 28, 2018 [U]
29 She's tough. But she's worth it[50] Ryan Sesselman
@RyanSesselman
1.00 June 9, 2018 [V]
30 🐈😊 #JIMIN[51] Jimin
@BTS_twt
0.95 August 23, 2020

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ On January 5, 2019, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa made a tweet in which he promised to give away 100 million yen ($924.3k USD) between 100 random individuals who followed his account and retweeted the tweet. The tweet quickly grew popular in Japan, and surpassed Carter Wilkerson's tweet within 24 hours.[4]
  2. ^ On January 1, 2020, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa made a tweet in which he promised to give away 1 billion yen ($9.223 million USD) between 1,000 random individuals who followed his account and retweeted the tweet.[citation needed]
  3. ^ Carter Wilkerson tweeted Wendy's asking how many retweets he needed for a year of free chicken nuggets. When Wendy's replied with "18 Million", he accepted the challenge. The tweet received unlikely support from several major companies including Microsoft, Amazon and Google, prompting the hashtag #NuggsForCarter and propelling the tweet to become the most-retweeted within 34 days, at which point Wendy's gave him a year of free nuggets.[7]
  4. ^ Tweet announcing the death of American actor Chadwick Boseman. Boseman died after complications with colon cancer, which he had been diagnosed with four years prior to his death; the diagnosis was only made public after his passing.[9]
  5. ^ Ellen DeGeneres's star-studded selfie from the 86th Academy Awards includes Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Kevin Spacey, Julia Roberts, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Lupita Nyong'o and a few others. Within 35 minutes, the tweet surpassed Barack Obama's "Four more years" tweet to become the then most-retweeted tweet of all time with over 800k.[11]
  6. ^ This tweet by One Direction member Louis Tomlinson is a reference to the relationship between himself and fellow band member Harry Styles, also known as Larry Stylinson. Its retweet count gradually increased as the band's fanbase continued to grow. It is the most-retweeted tweet without a picture.[13]
  7. ^ El Rubius, a Spanish YouTube influencer, said in a video that his followers could enter a drawing for prizes by retweeting the tweet that consisted of the Spanish word for lemonade and a Moái Easter Island emoji.[15]
  8. ^ This tweet was the first of three tweets quoting a passage from Nelson Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, in response to the 2017 Charlottesville attack. The accompanying picture, taken in 2011 by former White House photographer Pete Souza, shows Obama visiting a day care center in Bethesda, Maryland.
  9. ^ Video clip of BTS member Jungkook singing a cover of "Never Not" by American singer Lauv.[18] The tweet became the fastest tweet to reach 1 million views in 2020.[19]
  10. ^ Video clip of BTS member Jungkook dancing to "Bad Guy" by American singer Billie Eilish. Initially ranked as the second most retweeted tweet globally of 2019, it became the most retweeted tweet of the year in less than an hour of Twitter announcing its year end list.[22]
  11. ^ BTS tweeted this video of them celebrating in response to the news that their latest single "Dynamite", released on August 21, 2020, had remained at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second consecutive week.[24]
  12. ^ BTS member J-Hope posted a video of him doing the #InMyFeelingsChallenge,[28] a viral internet dance trend created by social-media comedian Shiggy for Canadian rapper Drake's song, "In My Feelings".[29] The clip was Twitter's most liked tweet of 2018,[30] as well as the most liked and retweeted tweet in South Korea that year.[31]
  13. ^ Video clip of BTS member Jungkook singing the BTS remix version of "Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)" by New Zealand music producer Jawsh 685 and American singer Jason Derulo.
  14. ^ Jimmy Donaldson, known online as MrBeast, is the owner of a YouTube channel that is well-known for giving large amounts of money to strangers. In this tweet, Donaldson promised to give USD$10,000 to a random Twitter user that retweeted the tweet and followed his Twitter account, in celebration of his birthday.[34]
  15. ^ This tweet contains a phrase that would eventually be adopted as the official slogan for the fanbase.
  16. ^ This tweet contains a phrase used by BTS every time they achieve certain milestones. They have tweeted the phrase seven times in seven years.
  17. ^ Pennsylvania State University's Interfraternity Council pledged to donate $0.15 for every retweet they received in order to both support and further encourage relief efforts in Houston following the event of Hurricane Harvey.
  18. ^ American singer Ariana Grande tweeted this several hours after her performance at Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017. A suicide bombing had occurred after the end of the concert in the foyer of the arena; the explosion killed 23 people (including the attacker) and injured 250 more.[42]
  19. ^ This tweet was made by BTS in response to the killing of George Floyd and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.[45]
  20. ^ This tweet includes an image that reads "10 years of One Direction" and was posted in anticipation of the group's tenth anniversary happening the following day on July 23, 2020.
  21. ^ American footballer Damarious Randall incited anger from Clevelanders by openly cheering for the Golden State Warriors to defeat his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, in the 2018 NBA Finals. As a make-good, he offered to purchase jerseys for everyone who retweeted his tweet if the Cavs won the championship.[48] His tweet is the most retweeted ever for a professional athlete.[49]
  22. ^ This tweet includes a series of four photos that showed user Ryan Sesselman asking his mother via text message how many retweets were needed for him to be allowed to adopt a puppy pictured in the latter three photos. Her responding target of one million retweets was met five days later on June 14.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Bruner, Raisa (December 5, 2017). "President Trump Didn't Make It on the List of 2017's Most Retweeted Tweets. But Obama Did". Time. Archived from the original on December 6, 2017. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  3. ^ 前澤友作|お金配り毎日実施中 [@yousuck2020] (January 5, 2019). ZOZOTOWN新春セールが史上最速で取扱高100億円を先ほど突破!!日頃の感謝を込め、僕個人から100名様に100万円【総額1億円のお年玉】を現金でプレゼントします。応募方法は、僕をフォローいただいた上、このツイートをRTするだけ。受付は1/7まで。当選者には僕から直接DMします! #月に行くならお年玉 [ZOZOTOWN's New Year's sale is the fastest ever and has just surpassed 10 billion yen!! As a token of my gratitude, I will give 1 million yen (a total 100 million yen in New Year's money) to 100 people in cash. To apply, just follow me and RT this tweet. Reception open until 1/7. I'll DM the winners directly! #NewYeargiftifyouwanttogotothemoon] (Tweet) (in Japanese). Retrieved July 24, 2020 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "Yusaku Maezawa: Japanese billionaire tweets most retweeted tweet". BBC. January 7, 2019. Archived from the original on January 7, 2019. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  5. ^ 前澤友作|お金配り毎日実施中 [@yousuck2020] (January 1, 2020). 🎍謹賀新年🎍【総額10億円】#前澤お年玉 100万円を1000人にプレゼントします!100万円で皆さまの人生がよりハッピーになりますように。応募方法は僕のフォローとこのツイートのリツイート。締切は1月7日23:59まで。企画趣旨や当選条件などはYouTubeで説明してます。https://youtu.be/JfulqIBiVfQ [🎍Happy New Year🎍 【Total 1 billion yen】#MaezawaNewYearsgift 1 million yen will be given to 1000 people! I hope that a million yen will make your lives happier. To apply, follow me and retweet this tweet. The deadline is 23:59 on January 7. The purpose of the project and the winning conditions are explained on YouTube.] (Tweet) (in Japanese). Retrieved July 24, 2020 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ Carter Wilkerson [@carterjwm] (April 5, 2017). "HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS" (Tweet). Retrieved June 12, 2017 – via Twitter.
  7. ^ Roman, Laura (May 9, 2017). "Quest For Free Chicken Nuggets Inspires Twitter's Most Retweeted Tweet". NPR. Archived from the original on May 10, 2017. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  8. ^ @chadwickboseman (August 28, 2020). "It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman..." (Tweet). Retrieved August 29, 2020 – via Twitter.
  9. ^ "Chadwick Boseman: Black Panther star dies of cancer aged 43". BBC. August 29, 2020. Archived from the original on August 29, 2020. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  10. ^ Ellen DeGeneres [@TheEllenShow] (March 3, 2014). "If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars" (Tweet). Retrieved March 20, 2017 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ Guyun, Jessica (March 3, 2014). "Ellen DeGeneres selfie on Twitter is Oscar gold for Samsung". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on April 10, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
  12. ^ Louis Tomlinson [@Louis_Tomlinson] (October 2, 2011). "Always in my heart @Harry_Styles . Yours sincerely, Louis" (Tweet). Retrieved May 9, 2017 – via Twitter.
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  14. ^ El Rubius [@Rubiu5] (August 20, 2016). "LIMONADA 🗿" [Lemonade 🗿] (Tweet) (in Spanish). Retrieved July 24, 2020 – via Twitter.
  15. ^ "Cómo El Rubius convirtió un mensaje sin sentido en el cuarto más en historia" [How El Rubius turned a meaningless message into the fourth most retweeted in history]. Huffington Post (in Spanish). August 22, 2016. Archived from the original on December 7, 2016. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  16. ^ Barack Obama [@BarackObama] (August 12, 2017). ""No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..."" (Tweet). Retrieved July 24, 2020 – via Twitter.
  17. ^ Jungkook [@BTS_twt] (May 3, 2020). "Never Not 💜" (Tweet). Retrieved May 3, 2020 – via Twitter.
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  20. ^ El Rubius [@ElRubiu5] (September 29, 2018). "LIMONADA 2.0 🗿" [Lemonade 2.0 🗿] (Tweet) (in Spanish). Retrieved July 24, 2020 – via Twitter.
  21. ^ Jungkook [@BTS_twt] (June 9, 2019). "Duh😛" (Tweet). Retrieved June 9, 2019 – via Twitter.
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  23. ^ BTS [@BTS_twt] (September 8, 2020). This is just... #우리아미상받았네 [This is just... #OurARMYReceivedAnAward] (Tweet) (in Korean). Retrieved September 8, 2020 – via Twitter.
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  25. ^ V [@BTS_twt] (August 16, 2020). "Hi Army😊" (Tweet). Retrieved August 16, 2020 – via Twitter.
  26. ^ V [@BTS_twt] (September 1, 2020). 정국이 생일축하해요이? [Jungkookie happy birthdayyooee?] (Tweet) (in Korean). Retrieved September 1, 2020 – via Twitter.
  27. ^ J-Hope [@BTS_twt] (July 23, 2018). "#InMyFeelingsChallenge #HopeOnTheStreet" (Tweet). Retrieved July 23, 2018 – via Twitter.
  28. ^ Kelly, Emma (July 24, 2018). "J-Hope absolutely smashes the In My Feelings Challenge and we're in awe". Metro UK. Archived from the original on July 25, 2018. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  29. ^ Havens, Lyndsey (July 19, 2018). "Shiggy on Starting a Viral Dance Challenge For Drake, and His Favorite Celebrity Versions". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 19, 2018. Retrieved June 1, 2020.
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  32. ^ Jungkook [@BTS_twt] (October 8, 2020). "Savage Love 🎶 #SavageLoveRemix" (Tweet). Retrieved October 8, 2020 – via Twitter.
  33. ^ MrBeast [@MrBeastYT] (May 7, 2019). "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)" (Tweet). Retrieved May 8, 2019 – via Twitter.
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  35. ^ V [@BTS_twt] (August 21, 2020). "ready? #vcut" (Tweet). Retrieved August 22, 2020 – via Twitter.
  36. ^ BTS [@BTS_twt] (March 19, 2013). "teamwork makes the dream work" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  37. ^ Jimin [@BTS_twt] (August 31, 2020). 증국아 24살 생일 축하한다 형이 사랑한다 #JIMIN #정국생일ㅊㅋ [Jeungkook-ah, congratulations on your 24th birthday. Hyung loves you. #JIMIN #HappyBirthdayJungkook] (Tweet) (in Korean). Retrieved August 31, 2020 – via Twitter.
  38. ^ BTS [@BTS_twt] (September 8, 2020). "teamwork makes the dream work !" (Tweet). Retrieved September 9, 2020 – via Twitter.
  39. ^ RM [@BTS_twt] (September 11, 2020). "🎂 Happy Birthday to me 🎂" (Tweet). Retrieved September 12, 2020 – via Twitter.
  40. ^ Penn State [@PennStateIFC] (August 30, 2017). "With the current devastation in Houston, we are pledging $0.15 for every RT this gets! Please forward this along to help out those in need!" (Tweet). Retrieved October 16, 2017 – via Twitter.
  41. ^ Ariana Grande [@ArianaGrande] (May 22, 2017). "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words" (Tweet). Retrieved May 23, 2020 – via Twitter.
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  43. ^ BTS [@BTS_twt] (July 26, 2020). 방탄 아미 파이팅 [Bangtan ARMY fighting] (Tweet) (in Korean). Retrieved July 31, 2020 – via Twitter.
  44. ^ BTS [@BTS_twt] (June 4, 2020). "우리는 인종차별에 반대합니다. 우리는 폭력에 반대합니다. 나, 당신, 우리 모두는 존중받을 권리가 있습니다. 함께 하겠습니다. We stand against racial discrimination. We condemn violence. You, I and we all have the right to be respected. We will stand together. #BlackLivesMatter" (Tweet). Retrieved June 5, 2020 – via Twitter.
  45. ^ Rowley, Glenn (June 4, 2020). "BTS Issues Statement Supporting Black Lives Matter: 'We Will Stand Together'". Billboard. Archived from the original on June 4, 2020. Retrieved July 31, 2020.
  46. ^ One Direction [@onedirection] (July 22, 2020). "Tomorrow! You and me got a whole lot of history #10YearsOf1D" (Tweet). Retrieved July 22, 2020 – via Twitter.
  47. ^ Damarious Randall [@RandallTime] (May 28, 2018). "If the Cleveland Cavaliers win the 2018 NBA finals I'll buy everyone who retweet's this a jersey..." (Tweet). Retrieved May 28, 2018 – via Twitter.
  48. ^ McManamon, Pat (May 29, 2018). "Browns' Damarious Randall on the hook for millions if Cavs win". ESPN. Archived from the original on May 30, 2018. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
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  50. ^ Ryan Sesselman [@RyanSesselman] (June 9, 2018). "She's tough. But she's worth it" (Tweet). Retrieved June 15, 2018 – via Twitter.
  51. ^ Jimin [@BTS_twt] (August 23, 2020). "🐈😊 #JIMIN" (Tweet). Retrieved August 26, 2020 – via Twitter.