Does Tony "Iron Man" Stark Exist in Real Life, and Is This Him?

Does Tony "Iron Man" Stark Exist in Real Life, and Is This Him?

May 16, 2013

South African-American entrepreneur Elon Musk is the cofounder of Tesla Motors and PayPal, has a degree in physics, is a green advocate, and the factory of his space-transport company SpaceX was used as a filming location for Iron Man 2. He also happens to have a cameo in the film, but more importantly, director Jon Favreau has indicated that the billionaire was part of the inspiration behind creating his version of genius-playboy-superhero Tony Stark.

A new infographic that we spotted on Mashable details the similarities between the two men — including their net worth, career timeline, and future pursuits. Robert Downey Jr. mugs for the camera in Iron Man's powered armored suit, but the real-life Tony Stark is a pretty fascinating guy. Get to know him in the below infographic, and let us know what you thought of Iron Man 3

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Is Elon Musk the Real Tony Stark
Courtesy of: VCARS

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