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Yusaku Maezawa Bio

Yusaku Maezawa Bio

Yusaku Maezawa is a Japanese billionaire, entrepreneur, and art collector. He founded Start Today in 1998 and launched the online fashion retail website Zozotown, now Japan’s largest, in 2004. Most recently, Maezawa introduced a custom-fit apparel brand ZOZO and at-home measurement system, the ZOZOSUIT, in 2018. As of June 2019, he is estimated by Forbes to have a net worth of $1.8 billion and is the 17th richest person in Japan.

Yusaku Maezawa Quick Facts You Need to Know

BornNovember 22, 1975, Kamagaya, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
SpouseDivorced
Children3
Net worth2 billion USD
ResidenceChiba Prefecture, Japan
Organizations foundedZOZO, Contemporary Art Foundation

Yusaku Maezawa Early life, Education

Maezawa began attending Waseda Jitsugyo High School in 1991, where he started up a band with his classmates called Switch Style [ja], in which he was drummer. The band released its first EP in 1993. After graduating from high school, he decided not to go to college; instead, he moved to the US with a girlfriend, where he started collecting CDs and records. When he returned to Japan in 1995, his album collection became the basis for his first company, which sold imported albums and CDs through the mail.

Yusaku Maezawa Age

Maezawa Yūsaku, born on 22 November 1975 and 44 years old.

Maezawa Yūsaku Business

In 1998, Maezawa used the basis of the mail-order album business to launch the company Start Today. The same year, his band signed with the label BMG Japan. By 2000, Start Today had moved to an online platform, had begun selling clothing, and had become a public company. In 2001, Maezawa declared a hiatus on his music career. Start Today opened the retail clothing website Zozotown in 2004, and six years later, Start Today became a publicly-traded company, listed on the “Mothers” Index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. By 2012, Start Today was listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Maezawa recently introduced ZOZO, a custom-fit clothing brand, and the ZOZOSUIT, an at-home measurement system, in over 72 countries and territories.

Maezawa resigned from ZoZo in September 2019 after selling a stake of 50.1% in the company to SoftBank for US$3.7 billion (400 billion Yen). He also sold 30% of his personal stake in ZoZo to Yahoo Japan.

Yusaku Maezawa Contemporary Art Foundation

Maezawa is the founder of the Tokyo-based Contemporary Art Foundation, which he started in 2012 with a goal of “supporting young artists as a pillar of the next generation of contemporary art.” The Contemporary Art Foundation currently hosts collection shows twice a year. In May 2016 Maezawa attracted significant media attention with a record purchase price at auction of $57.3 million for an untitled work by Jean-Michel Basquiat and broke a record again in May 2017 with a $110.5 million auction for a piece by the same artist. At the same 2016 auction, Maezawa bought pieces by Bruce Nauman, Alexander Calder, Richard Prince, and Jeff Koons, spending a total of $98 million over two days. Maezawa plans to open a contemporary art museum in Chiba, which will house his collection.

Yusaku Maezawa Circumlunar flight

Main article: SpaceX lunar tourism mission
On 17 September 2018, it was announced that Maezawa will be the first commercial passenger to attempt a flyby around the Moon. He will fly onboard a SpaceX Starship, which has been in development since 2017. The flight is slated to take place no earlier than 2023 with a duration of nearly six days. He plans to take six to eight artists with him as a part of an art project he has created entitled #dearMoon.

Yusaku Maezawa Most retweeted

On 5 January 2020, Maezawa successfully secured the most ever retweets for his Twitter message offering one million yen (approx US$9300) each to 100 randomly selected people who retweeted the message and followed him. More than four million people ended up retweeting Maezawa’s tweet and following him.

billionaire will give away more than $9 million to 1,000 people on Twitter to see if it improves their happiness. All they had to do to get it was retweet him.

Online shopping mogul Yusaku Maezawa will divvy up 1 billion yen (around $9 million) among the Twitter users. Winners will end up with a million yen each (roughly $9,100).
In an announcement on YouTube, the tech tycoon called the contest a “serious social trial” to see what impact a million yen could have on a person’s life.
In the video explaining the contest, Maezawa urged contestants to use the money “as they like” and to answer regular questionnaires about how they’re using it.

Yusaku Maezawa Tweets

Yusaku Maezawa Twitter

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