Josh Ostrovsky

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Josh Ostrovsky is a famous American writer, social media personality, and vintner (wine Merchant). Josh Ostrovsky is the founder of Swish Beverages. He is known by his social media name ‘The fat Jew’.

Early Life and Childhood

Josh Ostrovsky is a 39 years old American Social media personality. He was born on February 18, 1982, in New York City, New York with sun sign is Aquarius. His father (Saul Ostrovsky) was a radiologist who had immigrated from Russia. Likewise, his Mother (Rebecca) was a nutritionist. Josh has an amateur bodybuilder brother who works in the Pentagon. He was raised in Manhattan on the upper west side. Josh was a moderate actor in the child and worked in several commercials. But when he became an adult he wanted to continue being an actor as well. He even used to take part in art classes in college.

Josh started his schooling from Packer school in Brooklyn. Then he attended Trevor Day school and the Dwight school, located both on the upper Westside. He appeared in many different commercials including one of Hershey’s in school days. He was expelled from New York University and Skidmore University. But the reason for him being expelled is still unknown. Later he joined the State University of New York at Albany and graduated with a bachelor’s in Journalism in 2006. While he was studying in Albany he went with the name ‘The Fat Jew’.

Career and Professional Life

Josh is also the founder of Swish Beverages. It was made to launch White Girl Rose wine in 2015. Followed by the babe family of the sparkling canned wines. On 19th June 2019, it was announced that Anheuser-Busch InBev had acquired Swish Beverages. In fact, it was Brewer’s largest wine investment to date.

He even worked on ‘The Daily 10’ on E! as an entertainment reporter. He even hosted the popular web series named ‘An intimate Conversation’ which was a rap interview. In 2015 he appeared in an animated web series titled ‘Story Time with Fat Jew’ (2015). The web series was based on his life and films like ‘Zoolander 2’ (2016) and ‘Nerve’ (2016). He is also an ordained minister and has officiated many wedding ceremonies. It even includes the spontaneous wedding at Nikki Beach in Miami in December 2017.

Moreover, in June 2012, Ostrovsky signed a modeling contract and consider himself to be the world’s first male plus-size model. He even hosted a radio show in Apple Music beats 1 called Money, Pizza, Respect. Again in 2015, a book of the same name was published by Grand Central Publishing. It was a collection of personal essays and images. Josh set up an Instagram account named ‘The Fat Jewish’ in 2009. In 2003 it went viral due to the soul cycle he posted and got banned.

Movies, TV shows and Music

When he was studying in Albany, Ostrovsky formed a comedy group team facelift. The group featured two MCs, Machine and Alden Fonda and one Producer Tommy Mas. During, this time he started to go by the name ‘The Fat Jew’. In 2006 the group put their only album called ‘Mixed Emotions’ through their independent label facelift’. Likewise, they released ‘Famous in Japan’ in 2003, Mixtape vol. 1’ in 2005, ‘Fancy/sleazy’ in 2007’, ‘Passion Cove’ in 2008, and ‘6 grams’ in 2010.

In September 2016, he announced his Major Lazer tribute band called Major behavior. It was formed with DJ Macchew Bentley. The band was called the World’s first EDM tribute band. They traveled in 2016 as a part of OStrovky’s IRL tour. So, for the second tour, they traveled with Dillon Francis, RL Grime, and Party favor. They joined onstage Major Lazer’s Diplo during a performance in May 2017. In 2018, Ostrovsky hosted a radio show called Major behavior on Diplo’s Revolution on Sirius XM.

Josh has worked in movies like Bolt from the Blue (2010), Ben Banks (2012), and All Wife Out (2012). Also in movies like Nerve (2016), Status Update(2018), The Peach Partner (2018), The American Meme (2018), Uncut Gems (2019).

Josh has worked in TV series like The Daily 10 (2007-2010), Red Tube(2013), Take Part Live(2014), 3 AM (2015). He has also worked in Greatest Party Story Ever(2016), The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills(2017), Million Dollar Listening(2017). Similarly, he has played in music videos like Selfie(2014), When we were young(2014), Cake by the Ocean(2015), Boys(2017).

Josh Ostrovsky Concert

Caption: Josh performing on stage at Coachella 2013.  Source: Billboard.

Awards and Nomination

In 2015, Time Magazine listed him as one of the 30 most influential people on the internet. Other than that he has not won any awards till now.

Net Worth

According to Wikipedia Josh Ostrovsky has a net worth of $3 million dollars. He is an entrepreneur, actor, model, American writer, and a winemaker. However, his actual salary is still unknown.

Relationship Status

Josh Ostrovsky married his long term girlfriend Katie Sturino (designer) in 2014. The couple had divorced in 2017. In November 2019, he married Caitlin King in a private ceremony on a cliff of Utah. He appeared in Wendy Williams’s show and announced, he was having a daughter with another woman. He even asked William to choose a name for his daughter. Wendy picked Janethan. No information about his daughter is out. But seeing the video, she might be 3 years old by now.

Josh Ostrovsky wife

Caption: Josh with his previous wife Katie Sturino.  Source: Daily Mail


Josh posted screenshots of jokes of other comedians on Instagram. He posted jokes without their permission to cropping out their credits and was accused. In 2013 he posted a soul cycle video on Instagram and got banned in the same year for inappropriate content. He joined his supporters and protest a rally in front of the Instagram office with After 15 minutes his account got restored.

In 2015 he was supposed to have his own show on comedy central but it didn’t go on. High profile comedians like Kumail Nanijani, Norm Macdonald, Chelsea Peretti, Patton Oswalt, and Michael Ian Black responded to the controversy. After that Ostrovsky started leaving credits on his post on social Platforms.

Body Measurements

Josh is a straight guy and as a height of 6 feet 2 inches and weighs around 113.4 kg (250 lbs). He has a large body build, with light brown eyes, and brown dark hair. However, his exact body measurement is still unknown. He even has different tattoos in his body.

Social Media

Being a social media personality he is active in different social media platforms. He is available on Instagram under the name ‘@thefatjewish’ with 11 Million followers. On twitter under the name ‘The Fat Jewish’, he has more than 252.3 k followers. He also has more than 993.2 k followers on Facebook. Likewise, he has 13.1 k subscribers on YouTube with more than 1 million views. Brands like Apple, Burger King, Virgin Mobile, Budweiser, Stella Artois, etc. are sponsoring his social media sites.

Josh Ostrovsky drinking beer

Caption: Josh Ostrovsky drinking beer stating Happy July 4th uploaded on July 5, 2017. Source: Instagram.