WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has launched an online appeal for a female “life partner” to join him on a space voyage to the moon.
- Maezawa, the founder of Japan’s popular online shopping site Zozotown, made global headlines in 2018 when Elon Musk’s SpaceX revealed that he had chartered a flight aboard the company’s Big Falcon Rocket.
- On New Year’s Eve, the billionaire announced on YouTube that he will give away more than $9 million to 1,000 of his Twitter followers in an experiment to see if money makes them happier.
A lonely Japanese billionaire is already set to become the first private passenger to visit the moon. But there’s one thing missing — someone to share the journey with.
Yusaku Maezawa became famous when he paid to become the first passenger on the Big Falcon Rocket, a spacecraft currently being developed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company. Maezawa, the founder of Japanese online fashion retailer Zozotown, is worth an estimated $2 billion, according to Forbes magazine.
— Yusaku Maezawa (MZ) 前澤友作 (@yousuck2020) January 12, 2020
The billionaire, who recently split with girlfriend, decided to take to the internet in search of someone to join him on his adventure, which isn’t scheduled to happen until 2023.
“As feelings of loneliness and emptiness slowly begin to surge upon me, there’s one thing that I think about: continuing to love one woman,” the 44-year-old wrote on his website. “I want to find a ‘life partner.’ With that future partner of mine, I want to shout our love and world peace from outer space.”
To qualify to be Maezawa’s girlfriend and to accompany him on his moon voyage, there are 5 simple requirements:
- Single women aged 20 or over
- Bright personality and always positive
- Interested in going into space and able to participate in the preparation for it
- Want to enjoy life to the fullest
- Be someone who wishes for world peace
If you have what it takes, then you’ll have to apply fast, as the deadline is on Jan. 17. The final decision is scheduled to be made by Maezawa at the end of March.
On January 1, Maezawa announced on YouTube that he will give away more than $9 million to 1,000 of his Twitter followers in an experiment to see if money makes them happier. All they had to do to stand a chance of winning the money was retweet his original post before midnight on January 7. A lottery will determine the winners.