Aside from the requirements listed above, the applicant must have a genuine interest in going to outer space.
“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,” Maezawa wrote. “While it’s something that is taken for granted by everyone, it’s something that I haven’t quite been able to do until now.”
“When I got the offer to go on this program, I was first taken over by emotions of embarrassment and pride, and I thought about refusing the offer. The more I thought about it, however, I started to think a chance like this might not come around again.”
Aside from his future life partner, Maezawa has expressed plans to bring artists with him to the lunar trip, provided that they create inspired works upon returning to Earth.
This is not the first time Maezawa made headlines for pulling stunts like these. Last year, he had a 100 million yen ($908,335) giveaway on Twitter, which earned him the record of having the most retweeted tweet in history.