More popularly known by his stage name, FouseyTube, Yousef Saleh Erakat is a famous Youtuber. He is a vlogger, prankster, actor, rapper, and comedian. He produces vlogs, comedy sketches and parodies. He also uploads pranks videos on his channel on YouTube.
Early Life and career
He was born in California. Hi parents from Palestine. He is the youngest of four siblings. His sister Noura is a legal scholar. He majored in theater arts from San Jose State University.to pursue his acting career, he moved to Los Angeles.
Yousef started many YouTube channels in order to make most of the website. Afterwards, he started to make videos having a Middle Eastern touch. The other channels of his were of different nature like: P90X, work outs and giving reviews before and after his journey.
In the year 2012, he was amongst the 40 Inspiring Muslims under 40. The list was created by MBMuslima Magazine. He released his first single and its video the same day. The title of the song was Prideland and he released it under the name fousey whereas the video was released on his vlog channel DOSEofFOUSEY. In October 2015, it was said that fousey has signed with the Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles. It is a big agency.
He went on a tour with his friend Roman Atwood. The tour was titled: Roman vs Fousey Tour. They went to five states and performed there. Fousey has a YouTube Diamond Play Button as he reached 10 million subscribers on June 2017.
Erakat is brought up in a traditional Muslim family. He, on many occasions however, has criticized on negative stereotypes of the Muslim community. He once had a tattoo done and his family and community could not take it as it is of much concern in Muslim community. He had to get his tattoo removed and then he uploaded the video WHY I WANTED TO END MY LIFE on his vlog channel.
Awards and Nominations
He has been nominated for a couple of awards and won a few too. In the year 2014, yousef got nominated for the Pranks category at the 4th Streamy Awards. He also got nominated for YouTube Comedian, the YouTube Star of the Year presented by A&E and Snapchatter categories at the Shorty Awards. He won the award for Show of the Year for his work on fouseyTUBE at the 5th Streamy Awards ceremony. He also got nominated for Pranks category. At the 6th Streamy Awards, he won the award for Entertainer of the Year.
He appeared in a few films like: Boo! A Madea Halloween; in which he was Jonathan, Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (He again played Jonathan’s role), he was Ford in We Love You and trevoru in Twin Blocked (Short).
Net Worth of Yousef Erakat
Yousef has a net worth of around 3 million. He has majorly earned through singing and his YouTube channels. The number of total views of all his YouTube channels is 1.4 billion. He also makes skits.