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Meet the billionaire dreamer who wants to take along artists, musicians on a SpaceX rocket to the moon

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa speaks after SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk announced him as the person who would be the first private passenger on a trip around the moon, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Hawthorne, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa made a fortune through a shopping website called Zozotown and made a splash in the art world when he spent $110.5 million on a Basquiat painting. But he’s guaranteed to become more famous with his plan to fly to the moon.

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