Business speaker for hire, entrepreneur, and social media sensation Josh Ostrovsky aka The Fat Jewish is an Instagram celebrity, writer, actor, model, winemaker, and entrepreneur. In 2009, Ostrovsky started an Instagram account with the handle “TheFatJewish”. The account went viral in 2013 after Ostrovsky posted a video parodying Soul Cycle, in which he led a spin class for homeless people on Citi Bikes parked on the street. In 2014 The New York Times wrote that “he has parlayed a profane sense of humor that mocks the tropes of social-media culture and the hipsters who propagate them; an apparent affection for pot, pets and grandparents; and his own slovenly, outlandish physical appearance… into a huge web following.” Time magazine named Ostrovsky to its 2015 list of The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet. Celebrity speaker The Fat Jewish currently boasts over 10.4 million followers on Instagram, making him an excellent choice for product endorsement to a diverse market. Ostrovsky is a founder of Swish Beverages, which launched the wine White Girl Rosé in 2015, following it up in 2016 with the wines Babe Rosé With Bubbles and Family Time Is Hard Pinot Grigio.
After a brief career in music, celebrity speaker The Fat Jewish began focusing solely on comedy and plus-size modeling. Josh appears as a contributor on Bloomberg Television has been hired to endorse brands such as Virgin Mobile and Burger King, and has a rabid, cult-like fan base. He currently hosts a radio show on Apple Music Beats 1 called “Money, Pizza, Respect.” His first book, Money, Pizza, Respect, was published in October 2015. In 2014, he announced that he would be developing a scripted series for Comedy Central, based on his life.
Celebrity speaker for hire The Fat Jewish signed with Creative Artists Agency in 2015, and that year began making regular appearances on Bloomberg News, endorsed Bud Light in a commercial that aired during Super Bowl XLIX, and appeared in the music video for artists such as DNCE and Charli XCX. He was also hired by celebrity speaker for hire Madonna to endorse her Skin Care Line MDNA.
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