The Furrah Family Biography
Compared to Instagram and Facebook, Tik Tok has few restrictions. Internet users can view videos without having a personal account on the platform. This feature has opened to Tik Tok users a wider platform compared to its rivals, which mandate personal information to access users’ data. TikTok users like the Furrha Family have benefited a lot from this feature. They have managed to attract a following of 11.1 million followers on Tik Tok.
Many people have a negative image of Arab families because of the images shares by the media. Social platforms such as Tik Tok, Facebook, and Instagram have helped in changing what people know about Arabs. The Furrha Family, for instance, uses all popular social platforms to paint an image of the ideal Arab family living in the United States.
They are a family of 10 people headed by Salem and Samah Furrha. We did a background story on them to bring to you information on how they made it to become successful on the internet and how they have changed the way people view Arabs
The Furrah Family Content Creation Journey
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the majority of people were confined in their homes and boredom struck many of them. The Furrah family used the time created to their advantage. They created a humorous video and shared it on Tik Tok.
It went viral as it related to many Arabs living in America. The success of the viral video birthed the Furrha family Tik Tok page. Since then, they have been releasing humorous and relatable videos, which have been getting approximately 300,000 views and a high engagement rate on Tik Tok.
The success of their page led them to create another one on Instagram, with 1.3 million followers, and on YouTube where they have 4.04 million subscribers. When asked about the success of their pages, the head of the family quickly pointed out to creating real, raw, and funny videos that relate to most people. They also attempt to display an Arabic lifestyle different from what the Television portrays. They have done videos on Arabic dishes, dealing with emotions as individuals, and frequent drama in the house.
Their ability to attract millions of people to their platforms has landed them collaborations and paid partnerships with big brands. This has made them a wealthy family. As a family, their net worth is approximately $10 million.
Members and their Age
The family is made up of 10 people.
Salem Furrha, 57, also known as a coach is the head of the family. He is a Muslim born in Kuwait. His family later traveled to the United States and lived in Michigan. Coach followed after his father’s steps, who was an engineer, and studied industrial engineering at Western Michigan University. However, he became hooked on the real estate business, which he did for years before becoming a high school football coach. He has 8 children 5 from his first marriage and 3 from his marriage to Samah Furrah. Salem met Samah at a cosmetic shop. The two became close friends, started dating, and later became husband and wife. Samah is the favorite one because of her liberal nature.
The eldest of the children in Nader, 32. followed by Fifi, 30, then Rush, 29, Hannah and Sammy, 26. Linda,22, is the firstborn child between Salem and Samah. She is followed by Rekan,20 and the last born is Kies, 16. They currently reside in Irvine, California.
Due to the success, they have had on the internet, the children have emulated their parents. Linda, Fifi, and Samah have individual social media accounts which also have a growing influence.
You can catch the family on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, and Instagram. Their story has been featured on Arab News and Dr. Phil Show