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Japanese billionaire businessman is SpaceX's Moon tourist

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Japanese billionaire businessman, online fashion tycoon and art collector Yusaku Maezawa was revealed Monday as the first tourist who will fly on a SpaceX rocket around the Moon.

[Hawthorne, United States] Japanese billionaire businessman, online fashion tycoon and art collector Yusaku Maezawa was revealed Monday as the first tourist who will fly on a SpaceX rocket around the Moon.

"I choose to go the the Moon," the 42-year-old said to cheers and applause at SpaceX headquarters in California, after being introduced by the aerospace company's CEO Elon Musk.

Maezawa is the 18th richest person in Japan with a fortune of US$3 billion, according to Forbes magazine.

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