Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is currently seeking a partner to accompany him on the first private flight to the Moon in 2023.
Elon Musk had detailed the news in September 2018: the Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, fashion professional and collector of contemporary art, will fly to the Moon aboard a SpaceX Starship rocket in 2023. If we do not do not know the amount of the transaction, we do know that the trip is already paid. But since this announcement, things have happened.
In May this year, in New York (United States), the Japanese sold some of the pieces from his collection of contemporary art during an auction. Among these works were an Edward Ruscha, estimated at 2 to 3 million dollars, and an Andy Warhol valued between 1, 5 and 2 million dollars. To justify these transactions, the billionaire said he was “broke”. If it is true that man spends a lot, his fortune still remains today estimated at two billion dollars.
This aside, Yusaku Maezawa also suffered a heartbreak, separating from actress Ayame Goriki, 27. But after a few difficult weeks, the Japanese man today seems ready to find love again. And, as usual, someone who loves to shake up the codes is not going to do it like everyone else.
The Bachelor of space
The entrepreneur launched a contest on Sunday to help him find his new girlfriend. “As feelings of loneliness and emptiness begin to slowly build up in me, there is one thing I can think of: continuing to love a woman,” he wrote on the registration site.
An important point to emphasize: the chosen one of her heart will have the opportunity to accompany her … to the Moon! To participate in the competition, candidates must meet a few conditions: be at least 20 years old, have a brilliant personality, be interested in going into space and have the will to prepare for this trip.
— Yusaku Maezawa (MZ) 前澤友作 (@yousuck2020) January 12, 2020
For those interested, the application phase will be closed on January 17. Several selection steps will then be implemented until the end of March. Then we will know who will have the chance (or not) to accompany the billionaire around the Moon.
We also recall that the couple will not be alone. Artists from around the world will also be on the trip. “They will have to create something when they return to Earth,” said the Japanese in 2018. Their masterpieces will inspire all the dreamers who sleep in us.