Yusaku Maezawa to Go to Moon with SpaceX: 9 Fascinating Facts You Need to Know About First SpaceX Tourist

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revealed Monday that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be its first space tourist. Read what Nexter.org has learned about the life of outstanding businessman – Yusaku Maezawa. 

He had his own music band

Maezawa began attending Waseda Jitsugyo High School in 1991. There he started up an indie rock band with his classmates called Switch Style that released their first EP in 1995.

His stage name was YOU X SUCK and he played the drums in this band.

His Twitter username is also rocking!

Yusaku Maezawa’s Twitter username is “Yousuck2020.” It shows that he also has a good sense of humor as the name probably is a reference to a premonition of Japan’s 2020 Olympic problems.

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Source: Twitter

Zozotown foundation 

Yusaku Maezawa founded Japan’s largest online fashion mall, Zozotown. Actually, at first, he founded Start Today in 1998 and then, in 2004, Maezawa launched the online fashion retail website Zozotown.

Now, Start Today (Zozotown’s parent firm) is one of the companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Yusaku Maezawa owns about 38% of Start Today.

Source: THE BRIDGE

Didn’t go to college

After graduating from high school, he decided not to go to college. Instead, he left the country to live in the US with a girlfriend. That was the time when he first thought about his own business.

First job

After the school, Maezawa started collecting CDs and records and his unique collection became the basis for his first company. So, basically, Maezawa got his first company selling imported CDs and records of his favorite bands by mail from his home.

When Start Today went public, he said he severed the music division of the company in 2005 as some of the music they handled were not suitable for the company image in going public.

Spend money on valuable paintings

In 2016, he bought works of art by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Pablo Picasso of $80 million.

Source: hiphopdx.com

He is to take over art world of Japan

Maezawa collects modern art shopping and plans to open a private museum in his hometown of Chiba prefecture, east of Tokyo.

Maezawa recently introduced ZOZO

Maezawa recently introduced ZOZO, a custom-fit clothing brand, and the ZOZOSUIT, an at-home measurement system, in over 72 countries and territories.

“The time where people adapt to clothing is over, this is a new era where clothes adapt to people,” said Maezawa.

Source: thedailybeast.com

The first space tourist

As it was noted during the meeting with Elon Musk, the Yusaku Maezawa will be sent into space on board the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) rocket. “Only 24 humans have been to the Moon in history. No one has visited since the last Apollo mission in 1972,” says .

Source: Chris Carlson (AP)

has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle,” the company said, adding that it will be “an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space.”


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