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.
Zdorovetskiy was born in Murmansk, Russia on March 8, 1992. His mother, Elena Vulitsky is a former model and raised him as a single mother. He spent some of his childhood in Odessa, Ukraine, but relocated to Boca Raton, Florida.
Vitaly attended Park Vista Community High School and tried to become a professional skateboarder but was forced to give it up due to injuries. At 15 years old he got his first job, working as a garbage collector.
His second job as a sign-spinner dressed as Uncle Sam was much more fun and later worked as a busboy at a Miami restaurant. In 2011, Zdorovetskiy participated in a pornographic scene for an adult website when he turned 18.
He began making prank videos just as YouTube became mainstream. His first viral video took off in 2012, it was a prank where he dressed up as a zombie in Miami. As time went on, his pranks became more extreme.
Currently, his YouTube channel has over 10 million subscribers, even after taking a break for a year due to a skydiving accident. He broke his neck and back, but didn’t need surgery. Over the years, his channel has gone downhill as he partied hard and hung out with the wrong crowd. He developed a huge ego and got burnt out from uploading videos. Once YouTube became a business, he simply stopped enjoying it.
Vitaly Zdorovetskiy is an attention seeker. This may be the reason for his YouTube success, but it’s also the cause of his troubles. In 2014, he was first arrested for running onto the field during the FIFA World Cup final.
After mounting the Hollywood Sign in 2016, he was arrested again. In the same year, in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, he was detained for streaking. Once again, he was jailed for storming onto the field during MLB’s Game 5 of the 2017 World Series.
In January 2020, he was imprisoned for five days in an Egyptian jail for climbing the Pyramids of Giza. In April 2020, he hit rock bottom for reportedly attacking a female jogger at Miami Beach. After paying a $7,500 bond, he was freed.
Despite all the trouble, Vitaly is planning a comeback and started a brand new channel under his name. As expected, the new videos are risky. His first video involved blowing and vacuuming girls’ wigs in the street!
Right now, he’s working hard to become a better person and is trying to cut down on drinking. The YouTube star previously dated influencer Kinsey Wolanski but they are no longer together. Still only 31 years old, let’s hope the Ukrainian can turn around his life and regain popularity.