Vitaly Zdorovetskiy

Vitaly Zdorovetskiy (born March 8, 1992), better known by his YouTube username VitalyzdTV, is a Russian comedian. He is known for his public prank videos, which he uploads to his YouTube account. As of September 13, 2014, his videos have around 750 million views and his channel has about 7,170,000 subscribers.

Zdorovetskiy attempted to become a professional skateboarder at an early age and produced his first videos featuring himself and his friends performing skateboarding tricks in order to attract sponsors. However, due to injuries sustained while skateboarding he was forced to give up this career path.

Gold Digger Prank

Other videos he has created include the "Gold Digger Prank", featuring a woman who rebuffs his advances until she believes he drives a Lamborghini sports car.The video generated more than 18 million views in its first week of posting,making VitalyzdTV the third most watched YouTube channel in the world during that week with over 45 million views.Gawker wrote of the video that, "On its surface, the latest prank from YouTube jokers Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, Roman Atwood, and Dennis Roady, isn't quite as controversial as their previous stunts. But, underneath that surface, "Gold Digger Prank" will likely go down as one of the most divisive "social experiments" they've ever conducted."

2014 FIFA World Cup Final

On July 13, 2014, Zdorovetskiy ran onto the pitch of the Germany vs Argentina final in Brazil with "Natural Born Prankster" written across his torso and attempted to kiss Benedikt Höwedes of Germany. Brazilian authorities arrested him, and he was released hours after the World Cup final after friend and fellow YouTuber Yousef Erakat paid his bail which was equivalent to 100 USD. Erakat had traveled to Brazil with Zdorovetskiy and was sitting next to him before he ran onto the pitch.

Vitaly has beome a superstar by his own means, maybe we can all do the same..