Chinese man goes viral for looking like the ‘spitting image’ of Elon Musk

A man has gone viral after being spotted as the spitting image of Tesla billionaire Elon Musk.

In a video posted on Douyin, China's version of TikTok, the doppelganger is standing next to a black car staring into the camera lens.

The unnamed individual has a undeniable resemblance to the SpaceX CEO.

Users across the internet have gone crazy for the video and dubbed the unnamed man the Asian Elon Musk.

Some sceptical viewers have alleged the video is "most likely" a deepfake, which uses sophisticated editing technology to allow users to put a face on someone else's body in a believable way, LADbible reports.

As it stands, there is no way to tell whether or not this is real as the man in the video has not been identified.

Elon Musk was recently named TIME's man of the year for his numerous technological advancements throughout 2021.

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TIME's announcement read: "For creating solutions to an existential crisis, for embodying the possibilities and the perils of the age of tech titans, for driving society's most daring and disruptive transformations, Elon Musk is TIME's 2021 Person of the Year."

The magazine also added: "We don't yet know how fully Tesla, SpaceX and the ventures Musk has yet to think up will change our lives.

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"At 50, he has plenty of time to write the future, his own and ours. Like it or not, we are now in Musk's world."

Tesla was saved when Musk managed to bring in $8 million to cover his payroll.

Musk’s ambition has seen him influence numerous markets, including Wall Street with Bloomberg columnist Matt Levine saying finance now works on how valuable they are by their proximity to Musk.

Speaking to Time about his wealth, Musk said: “Well, I think there’s like some, you know, sovereigns. I think [Russia’s] President Putin is significantly richer than me. I can’t invade countries and stuff.”

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