A "social experiment" that envisions the donation of $ 9 million to 1.000 of his followers on Twitter was announced by the Japanese billionaire from the field of fashion, Yusaku Mezawa.
His goal, he says, is to see if the 1.000 of the more than 7 million randomly selected followers will see their happiness intensify.
The 1.000 will be selected from among all those who will retweet a post by the Japanese businessman from January 1, saying that he will follow the course of his "experiment" with frequent surveys.
Mezawa, who will be the first private passenger to fly to the moon with Elon Musk's SpaceX, is known for spending money on artwork and fast cars.
The "experiment" of the Japanese billionaire is based on the theory of unconditional payments to all citizens.
He explained that the "experiment" begins because "I have the money and the free time to do it".
The idea of global basic income has gained ground in recent years amid fears that technology such as artificial intelligence will wipe out a number of professions.