The 14th richest man is Japan has just won the lottery for space travel. Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is about to step aboard the experimental SpaceX BFR spacecraft and fly around the moon. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced at a press conference today that Yusaku Maezawa, a 42-year-old entrepreneur, online fashion website and art collector worth US$2.7B, will be taking the flight in 2023.
Maezawa recently introduced a custom-fit clothing brand, and the ZOZOSUIT, an at-home measurement system, in over 72 countries and territories. Now he'll be able to inspect his empire from space, accompanied by 6 to 8 fellow travelers of his choosing.