Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon, was announced as the first man set to fly aboard a monster SpaceX rocket around the Moon as early as 2023, and he plans to bring six to eight artists along with him. Maezawa, 42, will be the first lunar traveler since the astronauts of the US Apollo 17 mission in 1972. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“Maezawa is chief executive of Japan’s largest online fashion mall, and is the 18th richest person in Japan with a fortune of $3 billion, according to the business magazine Forbes. Maezawa’s other hobby is amassing valuable works of modern art and last year, he announced the acquisition of a Jean-Michel Basquiat masterpiece worth $110.5 million. His love of art led him to decide to invite artists to come along,” reports Yahoo News.