A VIRAL picture showing an Elon Musk “lookalike” has sent the internet into a frenzy.
The image, taken from a Chinese TikTok account, shows a man who bears a striking resemblance to the Tesla and SpaceX billionaire, 50, standing next to a car.
Social media users have pointed out that the video is a deepfake – technology which allows people to put someone else’s face over their own.
In the clip, the man speaks Mandarin to the camera while smiling.
The clip has been shared thousands of times with excited users surprised at the man’s apparent likeness to Musk.
One user said: “Musk’s Chinese twin lol.”
Another wrote: “I’m dead serious bro it’s real lol.”
A third posted: “Made in China ‘Elon Musk’.”
Many others said they believed the video was a “deepfake.”
South African-born Musk, who also co-founded PayPal was recently named TIME magazine’s Person of the Year.
The magazine wrote: “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.
“We don’t yet know how fully Tesla, SpaceX and the ventures Musk has yet to think up will change our lives.
“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.”
Earlier this month, Musk sold the last home he owns as he raises fund to build a colony on Mars.
The San Francisco mansion sold for $30million (£22.7million).
Musk is believed to now live in a $50,000 (£38,000) home in Texas that he rents from his own SpaceX company.
The Tesla CEO has said that he’d like to sell all his possessions so he can build a colony on Mars.
His 47-acre property in Hillsborough in the San Francisco Bay Area was the last on his list of houses to sell.
It seems the property finally sold on December 2 but the identity of the buyer remains unknown.