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Yousef Erakat is a Palestinian-American internet star who has garnered a massive following since launching his YouTube channel in 2011. He is a vlogger, comedian, actor and indeed an all-round entertainer. Via his numerous talents, Erakat has amassed a whopping 10 million followers on his main channel. The multitalented Youtuber has also received multiple accolades for his brilliant work, however, his journey to stardom has also come with several challenges.
Yousef Erakat’s Biography, Age
Yousef Saleh Erakat was born on January 22, 1990, in Fremont, California. His parents are both from Palestine and his middle name ‘Saleh’ is actually his mother’s maiden name. He had his college education at San Jose State University and he majored in theatre arts.
Making home videos had always come naturally to Yousef Erakat even as a young teenager. He eventually launched his YouTube channel ‘FouseyTUBE’ on March 25, 2011, while still an undergraduate at the San Jose University. Most of his earlier uploads were generally centred around his family and his Palestinian roots and this quickly gained him a strong following among middle easterners, even though a number of people found his jokes offensive.
As the years rolled by, Erakat remained consistent with his video uploads and his popularity continued to soar. Beyond his comedy sketches, hilarious spoofs and obnoxious pranks, his video content also addresses weightier societal matters such as mental health, physical fitness and religious stereotypes. As his online presence continued to thrive, Erakat also earned invites to several comedy shows and festivals across the country.
The multitalented social media star equally launched his own app DOSEofFOUSEY in November 2015. Asides his main channel, he has launched several other successful YouTube channels. On September 15, 2018, Erakat announced that he would be dedicating his highly popular main channel ‘FouseyTUBE’ to the sole purpose of promoting other aspiring YouTubers.
Yousef Erakat was raised in a very religious Muslim family. Being a social media star, he has on several occasions spoken out against the negative stereotyping of Muslims in the society and in the media. He has 3 older siblings; brothers Mohammad and Ahmad and a sister named Noura.
Interestingly, some members of his family have also towed the path of social media vlogging. His physician father Mohammed Erakat launched a YouTube channel ‘The Kat Doctor’ in July 2017 where he dishes out medical and educational advice based on his wealth of experience as an oral surgeon. In a similar fashion, his mother also runs a cooking channel ‘The Kat Chef’. Together, they collaborated on a family channel ‘The Kats Family’, however, it did not turn out to be as successful as their individual channels.
Yousef Erakat has proven to be a multi-talented entertainer and over the years, he has accumulated a massive social media following via his numerous abilities. As expected, his long-running social media career has been thoroughly financially rewarding. The YouTube star’s net worth is pegged at an enviable estimate of $4 million.
Does Yousef Erakat Have A Girlfriend Or Is He Gay?
Yousef Erakat is known to be in a relationship with fellow YouTube vlogger Simmi Singh. It is unclear when they got together, however, their relationship became public knowledge in July 2018. The two have been friends for a long even before they became an item. Singh has well over 750,000 subscribers on her eponymous YouTube channel which she created in October 2010. She is also a martial artist and an actor.
Yousef Erakat has received some very harsh criticisms in the course of his career, some of which have questioned his sexuality. However, going by his dating history, it would be safe to assume that the YouTube star is not gay. His relationship timeline has been quite extensive and each of his previous love interests have all been women. He has also never made any pronouncements to suggest otherwise.
Height And Other Body Measurements
Yousef Erakat stands at a good height of 5 feet 9 inches. He maintains a body weight of 79 kg (174 lb). Though he now sports a well-chiseled physique, Erakat has not always had it so. Back in 2015, the YouTube star undertook a 90-day challenge which helped him achieve his body goals. He weighed up to 224 lb at the beginning of the challenge but was able to shed off as much as 49 lb during the 90 day period.