As an entrepreneur, digital media specialist and philanthropist, Elliot Tebele is changing the world in more ways than one.
Elliot was raised in Gravesend, Brooklyn. He attended Manhattan’s York Preparatory School and then enrolled at Hunter College in New York City. In the early 2010s, Elliot began posting to social media under the account handle “Fuckjerry”, which quickly gained millions of followers. Today, this Instagram account has more than 16 million followers. This success led Elliot to establish his first enterprise, FJerryLLC.
To date, the FJerryLLC network totals nearly 40 million followers and includes well-known users such as @BeigeCardigan, @DudeWithSign and @JerryNews. Because of the enterprise’s advertising and brand impact, it received the 2019 Shorty Industry Award for Best Use of Native Advertising and was selected as New York Post’s “Instagram’s Funniest Feed” in 2014.
All of this success afforded Elliot the opportunity to be featured in media publications like Business Insider, ABC, Coveteur, New York Post, Maxim and more. Under the Fuckjerry enterprise, Elliot has also worked with major corporations such as Amazon, Anheuser Busch, BMW, Disney, Facebook and Instagram, Netflix, Warner Brothers, Procter & Gamble, Sprint and more.
In addition to creating FJerryLLC, Elliot co-founded the massively popular brands What Do You Meme? and JAJA Spirits LLC (more commonly known as JAJA Tequila). Both companies launched with the intention of bringing friends together and inspiring laughter.
When Elliot isn’t working, he can be found spending time with his family, playing sports, curating his sneaker and art collections and searching for new ways to support his local community.
What Do You Meme?
Under the leadership of Elliot Tebele and co-founders Ben Kaplan and Elie Ballas, a project that originally launched as a Kickstarter has quickly become a household favorite. The digital-age card game “What Do You Meme?” has proven wildly successful and can be found in stores like Target, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, Urban Outfitters, Spencers and more.
The success of this card-game was the foundation on which the multi-million dollar gaming enterprise was built. The company now has more than 65 employees and produces over 100 best-selling games, toys, outdoor sports games, water floats and greeting cards, designed for all ages. A few fan favorites include “New Phone, Who Dis?,” “Incoherent” and the family-friendly “Grounded for Life.”
Together with his brother Maurice Tebele and friend Martin Hoffstein, Elliot co-founded JAJA Tequila in 2018. The company was created with the intention of sharing a product that would inspire laughter and celebrate tequila. After exploring what tequila brands already existed, the three entrepreneurs quickly saw a void in the market for tequila that is lighthearted and fun. Where other brands may appear out of touch, and overly serious, JAJA brings a sense of adventure and comradery. Investors Alex Pall and Drew Taggert (from The Chainsmokers) heavily inspired the company’s focus and dedication to free-spirited days and long fun-filled nights with loved ones.
Fuckjerry (FJerryLLC) is a multi-platform comedy entertainment brand, distributed across major social networks and digital media properties. The company was formed in the early 2010’s after Elliot found massive success posting meme-related content to his Tumblr and Instagram profiles. Elliot quickly amassed a large following, including celebrities such as Madonna, the Kardashian Family, Tom Brady and more, which allowed him to collaborate with numerous well-known brands and businesses. Today, Fuckjerry is a multi-million dollar organization that owns and operates a network of viral Instagram accounts with close to 40 million followers combined.
Elliot and his wife, Jessica Anteby, currently donate to their local Jewish Communal Fund and are looking to expand their philanthropic reach. They are interested in opportunities that enhance their local communities, supply footwear to the less fortunate, support sustainability, local artists and art programs, children’s hospitals and the Jewish community.
Stay up-to-date with the latest news, events and interviews from Elliot Tebele.
October 1, 2018
A conversation at home with the married couple behind two of Instagram’s funniest accounts. Elliot Tebele and wife Jessica talk about where they started, and the difficulties that come along with content curation, and maintaining work-life balance.
July 30, 2018
Digital media expert Elliot Tebele has teamed up with friend Martin Hoffstein and brother Maurice Tebele to launch a new tequila brand, specifically crafted with the millennial generation in mind.
Elliot Tebele is taking the world by storm with his three multi-million dollar businesses. Check out Elliot and his teams in action below!