|Full Name||Yousef Saleh Erakat|
|Birthday||January 22, 1990|
With over 10 million subscribers on YouTube, fouseyTUBE has become one of the most popular internet personalities known for his hilarious prank videos, sketches, and social experiments. His real name is Yousef Saleh Erakat and he was born on January 22, 1990 in California. At 33 years old, fousey has built an online empire of comedy and entertainment.
The Early Days
Fousey began his YouTube channel in 2011 while still a student at San Jose State University. His very first video was titled "Arab Parents Be Like…" which highlighted the quirks of Arab family life. The video quickly went viral, gaining over 300,000 views in the first week.
Encouraged by the success of his first video, Fousey continued creating funny sketch videos about growing up in an Arab household. These early videos like "Arab Dads Be Like" and "Arab Makeups Be Like" helped Fousey build his initial audience.
Rise to YouTube Stardom
By 2015, fouseyTUBE had already hit 5 million YouTube subscribers. Some of his biggest viral hits around this time included videos like "Yoga Pants Prank," which now has over 30 million views, "Mexican Word of the Day," and "How Animals Eat Their Food."
Fousey had a knack for creating easily relatable and shareable content. His video titles and thumbnails used clickbait style titles, but the content itself was actually amusing. This helped him leverage the YouTube algorithm to gain more views.
Around this time, Fousey also began collaborating with other popular YouTubers like Roman Atwood and Vitalyzd. Acting in their videos helped expand his audience and subscriptions.
Controversies and Mental Health Struggles
While wildly successful, fousey‘s career has not been without controversy. In 2016, he was heavily criticized for pranking a homeless man by smashing a pie in his face. Fousey later apologized for the insensitive stunt.
Around this time, fousey began speaking publicly about his struggles with mental health and manic episodes. In 2018, he garnered more controversy for erratic behavior during a staged event meant to preach empathy and anti-violence. The event backfired and further raised concerns over his mental stability.
After taking a break from social media for several months, fousey returned feeling more grounded and wanting to use his platform for good.
Recently he has collaborated with influencers to raise money for various charities and spread more positive messages. He has been especially vocal about mental health advocacy.
While he no longer posts prank content, fousey still uploads comedic videos and vlogs to his YouTube channel a few times a month. He seems to be in a healthier place and focused on more meaningful content.
Fun Facts About fouseyTUBE
- His fans are called the "fouseyFam"
- He played soccer in college before starting his YouTube career
- Fousey is of Palestinian descent
- He has over 3.5 million Instagram followers
- Fousey previously dated fellow YouTuber Simmi Singh
- His videos have been viewed over 2 billion times
- He once received a letter from President Obama congratulating him
- Fousey speaks Arabic fluently
- He has won Teen Choice Awards and Streamy Awards
In the span of a decade, fouseyTUBE has become one of the most recognizable internet stars. While a controversial figure at times, his incredible comedic talents and willingness to be open about mental health make him an interesting YouTube personality worth following.