The “Chinese Elon Musk” (right), who recently went viral online, has earned nicknames like “Elon Mosaic” and “Yi Long Musk”. Photos: AP, @masikexiaomi/Douyin
The “Chinese Elon Musk” (right), who recently went viral online, has earned nicknames like “Elon Mosaic” and “Yi Long Musk”. Photos: AP, @masikexiaomi/Douyin

Does Elon Musk really have a doppelgänger in China? The Tesla CEO’s lookalike went viral and even the billionaire himself noticed – but some think it’s fake …

  • A video of the ‘Chinese Elon Musk’ standing next to a luxury car and smiling was posted to Douyin, China’s version of TikTok – then Facebook, Twitter and Weibo
  • Netizens were shocked by the resemblance between the world’s richest person and the man nicknamed Elon Mosaic and Yi Long Musk – but might it just be artificial intelligence?

Topic |   Fame and celebrity
The “Chinese Elon Musk” (right), who recently went viral online, has earned nicknames like “Elon Mosaic” and “Yi Long Musk”. Photos: AP, @masikexiaomi/Douyin
The “Chinese Elon Musk” (right), who recently went viral online, has earned nicknames like “Elon Mosaic” and “Yi Long Musk”. Photos: AP, @masikexiaomi/Douyin
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