The identity of the traveler will be released at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, during an event held early on Tuesday morning at 2am United Kingdom time.
Sounding a note of caution, the broadcaster adds that BFR has yet to be built, with Musk admitting that the company is "not 100% certain we can bring this to flight".
He said he hasn't yet decided which artists he plans to invite, but he joked, "if you should hear from me, please say yes and accept my invitation".
Musk's made the announcement during a brief event streamed live online.
CEO Elon Musk will likely name the individual that SpaceX says will be the 25th person to swing around the backside of the moon and the first since America's Apollo missions ended in 1972.
Maezawa will soon start the process of choosing the artists to take with him, with everyone needing to go through training and preparation in the years leading up to launch.
SpaceX will send its first passenger around the moon in a Big Falcon Rocket (seen here in its original form). Maezawa has not yet chosen the artists who will accompany him and will be looking at top candidates from a wide range of disciplines, including painters, musicians, fashion designer, photographers, filmmakers, and architects.
Maezawa, 42, will take his trip round the moon in SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship and will be the first man to travel to Earth's only natural satellite since the United States ended its Apollo missions in 1972.
"I wish to create wonderful works of art for humankind", Maezawa said. Its last rocket, the Falcon Heavy, had its first successful launch almost five years later than planned.
SpaceX gave no details of the flight but said it would be "an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space".
Musk said the billionaire will pay "a lot of money" for the lunar orbit but he declined to disclose the exact amount.
He had said that the trip would happen this year and would not involve a landing, but rather a long loop around the moon.
They'd then launch from Earth and voyage around the moon on a trip that would take about six days.
So far, Musk said the BFR project is a relatively small project within SpaceX, which has become a major space launch firm for satellites and to resupply the International Space Station.
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