Over 20,000 women fill online application to become girlfriend of Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and accompany him to the moon streaming service AbemaTV said on Thursday.
Maezawa, one of the biggest Japanese celebrities owing to his fortune and antics, will be the first private passenger on Elon Musk’s SpaceX as he already announced in September. He has a lot of options to choose from as the numbers of entrants who want to be his girlfriend have crossed 20,000.
The show’s application site now includes a “love diagnostic test” where potential entrants can test their compatibility with the entrepreneur, Multiple-choice questions asked by the contestants. The deadline for applications is 17 January and there will be a series of matchmaking dates with Maezawa before a final decision in March.
As of January 2020, he is estimated by Forbes to have a net worth of $2 billion and is the 22nd richest person in Japan. He resigned from the management team of his online fashion business Zozo after selling a 30 per cent stake to Yahoo Japan, which is owned by Softbank, for $2.3bn.
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17 November, 2019