January 15, 2020
Japanese fashion billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is looking for that “special someone” to join him as he becomes the first private passenger to fly to the moon, Sky News reports.
Maezawa, 44, is due to travel to the moon in 2023 on SpaceX’s first tourist flight. But rather than go on his own, he wants to “visit such a special place” with someone who also is special.
Since he recently split from actress girlfriend Ayame Goriki, 27, Maezawa is looking for a “life partner” with whom he wants to “shout our love from outer space
His preference is for a woman who is “always positive,” age “20 or over,” and wants to “enjoy life to the fullest,” says the news outlet. She must be “interested in going into space and able to participate in the preparation for it.”
On his website, he explains that all applications for the date-slash-moon voyage should be entered online by January 17. Selection will be conducted on January 26 and 26; and matchmaking dates will be scheduled in February. By mid-March, candidates will be narrowed down for “special dates getting to know Yusaku Maezawa,” and he plans to make his final choice by the end of that month.
Maezawa, who made his money from fashion retailer Zozo, according to the Sky News report, is believed to have a net worth of US$1.8 billion.
In his online post, he says that “until now” he has “lived exactly as I’ve wanted to”, acquiring his “share of money, social status, and fame along the way”.He has “a passion for collecting contemporary art, Japanese antiques, supercars, wine etc.”
Research contact: @SkyNews