Who Is Yousef Erakat
Yousef Saleh Erakat, known as FouseyTube on his YouTube channel is an American social media personality and actor. He was born January 22, 1990 in Fremont, California but has Palestinian ancestry. He received his college degree from San Jose State University but he made his fortune through internet commercials. His has 3.3 million followers on Instagram and YouTube channel is subscribed to by over 10.5 million people from all around the world.
Erakat’s net worth is estimated to be about $4 million as of 2020.
How did he make it?
Internet celebrity Yousef Erakat is known for his highly popular comedy channel fouseyTUBE on YouTube. He’s especially famous for his pranks and parodies.
But Erakat is much more than another YouTube prankster, he is a motivational speaker as well. He also released his debut single named “Prideland” as he began to branch out into music.
Erakat has had multiple YouTube channels in the past, namely ones relating to fitness. When he started making videos speaking to Middle Eastern culture and life that his popularity grew.
In 2012, Erakat was listed 3rd on the list of “40 Inspiring Muslims Under 40” by MBMuslima Magazine.
Erakat released his first single Prideland under the stage name “fousey” in January 2015. A music video for the song was released on his daily vlog channel DOSEofFOUSEY on the same day.
Some of his famous jokes include Mortal Kombat Elevator Prank, Scary Pizza Delivery Prank, and Escaped Prisoner Prank. Erakat has a separate vlog channel that’s named DOSEofFOUSEY and has 3.5 million subscribers.
Erakat has been nominated for and won 2 Streamy Awards.
In 2018, Erakat opened his YouTube channel up and allowed lower-profile content creators to publish content as moderated by a team made up of his friends thinking that this was a good way of giving back to his fans. This was later shut down in mid-October, likely due to the GoFousey’s unpopularity among his fans. Erakat’s channel lost over 60,000 subscribers during September.
In February of 2019, Erakat posted a video on the FouseyTube channel, taking responsibility for the channel’s decline and voiced his fear and reluctance to resume vlogging on the channel. He did add though that he would continue vlogging as well as try to pursue an acting career.