passionate – having, showing, or caused by strong feelings or beliefs jest – speak in a joking way hectic – full of incessant or frantic activity. acknowledged – accepted as true, valid, or legitimate tout – attempt to sell (something), typically by a direct or persistent approach. potential – possible; likely
would like to see the Earth in full view... To see it with my own eyes, just thinking about it now makes tears well up in my own eyes,” he said.
Maezawa is chief executive of Japan’s largest online fashion store and is the 13th richest person in Japan, with an estimated fortune of $2.8 billion, according to business magazine Forbes.
He did not deny there were some commercial interests behind his decision to pay for a ticket to the moon, as the exposure has hugely boosted his profile.
“I was formerly known as ‘Maezawa the fashion guy’ and now its been updated to ‘Maezawa, who’s going to the moon’,” he said. – AFP