One of Japan's richest men, and SpaceX's first scheduled moon tourist, announced on Twitter yesterday (May 4) he will sell more of his valuable artwork. When Yusaku Maezawa was asked online if it was because he was broke, he replied: "Yes, I never have money because I always use it."
The statement, which was followed by a laugh emoji, is not likely to be true. But his fortunes have actually seen better days. Over the past year, the CEO of Online Store, Zozo, has lost $ 700 million and turned off on Forbes' list of Japan's richest from 18-22. His net worth is supposedly $ 2 billion.
The paintings he plans to sell now are worth millions, and will include a Warhol. They will be auctioned by Sotheby on May 16 during the contemporary art auction in New York.
Maezawa received the world's attention last year when he paid an unknown amount to travel as a private passenger aboard the SpaceX's first flight around the moon, scheduled for 2023. It is unclear whether it is refundable.