Grocery Store Owner Becomes Internet Celebrity for Looking Like Jack Ma

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A grocery store owner in Zhejiang province, China saw a massive boom in his business after he went viral for his uncanny resemblance to Alibaba’s co-founder Jack Ma.

Wu Xuelin, who now has over 1.35 million followers on his Chinese social media accounts, goes by the online nickname “Little Jack Ma.”

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.”

Featured Image via YouTube / South China Morning Post (Left), Wikimedia Commons / World Economic Forum (CC BY-SA 2.0) (Right)

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