Yousef Erakat is a Palestinian-American Internet star who has gained a huge fan base since the launch of his YouTube channel in 2011. He is a vlogger, comedian, actor, and indeed an all-round entertainer. Thanks to his many talents, Erakat has won a whopping 10 million followers on his main channel. The multi-talented Youtuber has also received several awards for his brilliant work, but his path to fame also presents some challenges.
Yousef Erakat’s Biography, Age
Yousef Saleh Erakat was born in Fremont, California on January 22, 1990. His parents are both from Palestine and his middle name “Saleh” is actually his mother’s maiden name. He received his college education at San Jose State University and majored in theater arts.
Shooting home videos was a matter of course for Yousef Erakat even as a young teenager. After all, he started his YouTube channel “FouseyTUBE” on March 25, 2011, while he was still an undergraduate student at San Jose State University. Most of his previous uploads generally focused on his family and his Palestinian roots, which quickly earned him a strong following among people from the Middle East, although a number of people found his jokes offensive.
Over the years, Erakat remained consistent with his video uploads and his popularity continued to grow. In addition to his comic sketches, hilarious parodies, and obnoxious pranks, his video content also addresses more weighty social issues such as mental health, physical fitness, and religious stereotypes. While his online presence continued to flourish, Erakat also received invitations to several comedy shows and festivals across the country.
The multi-talented social media star also launched his own app, DOSEofFOUSEY, in November 2015. In addition to his main channel, he also launched several other successful YouTube channels. On 15 September 2018, Erakat announced that it would dedicate its extremely popular main channel “FouseyTUBE” exclusively to the purpose of promoting other up-and-coming YouTubers.
Yousef Erakat grew up in a very religious Muslim family. As a social media star, he has spoken out on several occasions against the negative stereotyping of Muslims in society and in the media. He has 3 older siblings, the brothers Mohammad and Ahmad and a sister named Noura.
Interestingly, some members of his family have also taken the path of social media vlogging. His medical father Mohammed Erakat launched the YouTube channel “The Kat Doctor” in July 2017, where he gives medical and educational advice based on his wealth of experience as an oral surgeon. His mother runs the cooking channel “The Kat Chef” in a similar way. Together they worked on a family channel “The Kats Family”, but it was not as successful as their individual stations.
Yousef Erakat has proven to be a versatile entertainer, and over the years he has built a massive following in social media through his many skills. As expected, his long social media career has been financially rewarding. The net worth of the YouTube star is estimated at an enviable $4 million.
Does Yousef Erakat Have A Girlfriend Or Is He Gay?
It is known that Yousef Erakat is in a relationship with his YouTube colleague Simmi Singh. It is unclear when they got together, but their relationship became public in July 2018. The two had been friends for a long time before they became a couple. Singh has well over 750,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel of the same name, which she launched in October 2010. She is also a martial artist and actress.
Yousef Erakat has received some very harsh reviews throughout his career, some of which have questioned his sexuality. However, based on his dating history, one can assume that the YouTube star is not gay. His relationship timeline is quite extensive, and all of his previous love interests were women. He has never expressed the opposite opinion.
Height And Other Body Measurements
Yousef Erakat stands at a good height of 5 feet 9 inches. He has a bodyweight of 79 kg (174 lb). Although he now has a well-proportioned physique, this was not always the case with Erakat. In 2015, the YouTube star undertook a 90-day challenge that helped him achieve his physical goals. At the beginning of the challenge, he weighed up to 224 lb but was able to lose up to 49 lb during the 90 days.