Vitaly Zdorovetskiy (also known as VitalyzdTv) is a Russian-American content creator who mainly makes prank videos. His YouTube grind throughout the years has earned him a net worth of $7 million. His stunts have gotten him in trouble with the law on several occasions, so fans are asking what happened to him.
On March 8, 1992, Zdorovetskiy was born in Murmansk, Russia. Elena Vulitsky, a former model, had to raise him as a single mother. He spent some of his childhood in Odessa, Ukraine, but they later relocated to Boca Raton, Florida.
Park Vista Community High School was his alma mater. Vitaly tried to become a professional skateboarder at a young age but was forced to give up due to injuries. He got his first job at 15 years old, working as a garbage collector.
His second employment was as an Uncle Sam-dressed sign-maker. After that, he became a busboy at a Miami restaurant. In 2011, Zdorovetskiy participated in a pornographic scene for an adult entertainment firm shortly after turning 18.
After realizing that he wasn’t for x-rated videos, he experimented with less intimidating films. He started making prank videos. His first viral YouTube video was a prank in which he dressed up as a zombie and startled random people in Miami in 2012.
As time went on, his pranks went more and more extreme. Natural Born Pranksters, a film in which Zdorovetskiy starred, was formally bought international distribution rights by Lionsgate in November 2015.
At the time of writing, his YouTube channel has amassed 10 million subscribers, even after taking a break for a year due to a skydiving accident. He broke his neck and back, but he didn’t need surgery and is now back to posting content regularly.
Vitaly Zdorovetskiy is known for having an attention-seeking attitude. This may be the reason for his YouTube success, but it’s also the cause of his many arrests. He was first detained in 2014 for trespassing on the field of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final.
After mounting the Hollywood Sign in 2016, he was arrested again. The same year, in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, he was detained for streaking. He was jailed once more for storming onto the field during MLB’s Game 5 of the 2017 World Series.
After climbing the Pyramids of Giza in January 2020, he was imprisoned for five days in an Egyptian jail. His last custody, and probably the worst, is from furiously attacking a female jogger in Miami Beach in April 2020. After paying a $7,500 bond, he was freed.
After all the trouble, Vitaly is back online. He even has an upcoming boxing match against fellow prankster Kristen Hanby. He promises a knockout in the first minute of his boxing debut, which will air on March 5, 2022.
Aside from his future content plans, there is no other update about his personal life. Though Kinsey Wolanski, an influencer, was in a relationship with him. They used to collaborate on video projects, but they are no longer together.