- Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is the first person booked to fly round the moon with Elon Musk’s space firm SpaceX in 2023.
- Maezawa announced on Sunday he’s looking for a “female partner” to accompany him, and he will find this special someone through the medium of a reality TV show.
- We submitted an application, and documented the process.
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In September 2018 it was announced Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa would be SpaceX’s first space tourist, and had booked tickets to fly round the moon in 2023.
Maezawa is a Japanese entrepreneur and the founder of online fashion firm Zozo. According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, he has a current net worth of $3.6 billion. He resigned as CEO in September 2019 after selling a 50% stake in the company.
On Sunday Maezawa announced he’s holding a reality TV competition to help him find a lifelong romantic partner who will accompany him on his journey round the moon.
The search for his life partner will be made into a series by Japanese streaming site Abema TV in what it describes as a “serious matchmaking documentary,” and prospective candidates can apply via a website.