His likeness to Ma is so striking that his customers often confuse him forthe billionaire tech entrepreneur, according to Shanghaiist.
With his newfound fame and success in his business, the 39-year-old grocery store owner told the Chinese media that he is “happy” and “proud” to be Ma’s lookalike.
His name and story eventually reached the real Ma, who reportedly offered to take him under his wing. But Wu refused and said that he would not give up his grocery store.
“My regular customers joke with me, saying things like: ‘Could you give me a packet of cigarettes, Boss Ma?’” he told South China Morning Post, which is, coincidentally, owned by Ma’s Alibaba. “To be honest, we don’t look that similar, especially if you look closely.”