Musician, modegigant and billionaire: ‘YOU X SUCK’ draws the space in

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Yusaku Maezawa at one of his few appearances in costume.

The Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa of Elon Musk the first ticket for a commercial space of Musks company SpaceX. Who is the man who within a few years around the moon flies and the seats next to him to artists grants?

Yusaku Maezawa is the first non-astronaut around the moon will fly with the Big Falcon Rocket from SpaceX. That made the ruimtebedrijf of Elon Musk is known. Maezawa bought all the seats on that first flight, scheduled for 2023. He wants six to eight artists bring their new work. How much the first space tourist paid for the trip, is not known, but according to Musk pays Maezawa ‘a lot of money to the development of the spacecraft’.

The 42-year-old Maezawa was born in 1975 in the Japanese Chiba and followed since then, and anything but mundane trail in the direction of success. As a young man decided Maezawa all that he is not kantoorbaantje wanted. “I saw them in the morning much exhausted faces on the street.’

This message on Instagram

5???????8?????????? When I was 5 years old. This is not Donald Judd??

A message shared by Yusaku Maezawa (@yusaku2020) on 16 Feb 2018 to 3:44 (PDT)

After high school went Maezawa not studying. Instead, he moved to the U.s. California to be there as a drummer to play in the hardcore-punkrockband Switch Style. He used the stage name ‘YOU X SUCK’, that today in his twitter account returns. Maezawa collected also like music, and, around the same time he started a mail order company for cd’s and records.

Net value of 2.3 billion

In 1998 started Maezawa his company, Start Today, named after an album of punkrockband Gorilla Biscuits. That company was really successful when it said goodbye to the cd’s and concentrating on kledingverkoop. In the meantime, Start Today Zozotown and Wear two of the largest web shops in Japan.

Maezawa is according to Bloomberg, meanwhile, $ 2.3 billion worth, and on place 18 in Japan. In contrast to other Japanese business leaders, he is, however, not averse to that success is also to show on social media, where he with funky hairstyles and clothes regularly with other young actresses on the arm.

‘What if jean-michel Basquiat in the room had traveled?’

The proceeds of sale of shares has Maezawa, among other invested in an impressive collection. He bought work by, among others, Pablo Picasso and Jeff Koons and has several paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat. In may of last year drew Maezawa still a record by 110.5 million u.s. dollars to pay for a work of the painter, the highest amount ever for an American artist, was paid at auction.

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I am happy to announce that I just won this masterpiece. When I first encountered this painting, I was struck with so much excitement and gratitude for my love of art. I want to share that experience with as many people as possible. ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? #jeanmichelbasquiat #basquiat #???? #????? @sothebys

A message shared by Yusaku Maezawa (@yusaku2020) on May 18, 2017 at 5:33 (PDT)

‘One day when I get to that painting stood watching, I wondered: “What if jean-michel Basquiat in space had traveled, and the moon had seen – what a beautiful masterpiece he would have made?”’, early Maezawa after that purchase. Answer within 5 years.

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