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The price Mr Maezawa agreed to pay for his ticket to space has not been disclosed, but according to Mr Musk it was a lot of money.

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Earlier this month, Mr Maezawa promised to share 100m yen ($925,000; 725,000) between 100 randomly selected people who shared one of his tweets.

Founder of Japanese online clothing retailer Zozo Inc, Mr Maezawa made his fortune in the fashion world. He is believed to have a personal wealth of close to $3bn, a lot of which he spends on art.

To participate, all you have to do is follow me and RT this tweet, he said.

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He became more widely known abroad late last year after he was named as the first private passenger due to be flown around the Moon by SpaceX, the company owned by another famous billionaire, Elon Musk.

An eccentric who garnered fame as a drummer in a hardcore punk band, Mr Maezawa has form for attention-grabbing stunts.

In an online appeal, Mr Maezawa says he wants to share the experience with a special woman.

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Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is looking for a female life partner to accompany him on Space Xs maiden tourist voyage to the Moon.

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The deadline for applications is 17 January and a final decision on Mr Maezawas partner will be made at the end of March.

The fashion mogul, 44, is set to be the first civilian passenger to fly around the moon on the Starship rocket.