FaZe is an American gamer, YouTuber, vlogger and social media personality, who also goes by the name Ricky Banks. He makes YouTube videos that attract a multitude of subscribers and viewers to his channel, known as FaZe Banks. Some of his well-known videos include “Logan Paul came to my house”, “Crashing FaZe Temperrrs Car”, and “Reacting To My Girlfriends Musical. LYS”. FaZe is also the chief operating officer of FaZe Clan, a popular Call of Duty group of players, and is considered the most popular player in the group.
FaZe Banks Family Early Life and Education Background
Richard Bengtson – aka FaZe Banks – was born under the Libra Zodiac on 18 October 1991, in Massachusetts USA making him currently 27 years old. When he was seven years old, his parents moved to Lowell where he grew up, before he relocated to Florida. FaZe went to Lowell High School form where he matriculated in 2010.
As a child, he loved playing video games, a passion that continued into adulthood. Some of the games he adored included NHL, Madden NFL, and Halo. His mastery and skills in playing these games better than anyone else earned him the position of the team SoaR leader, before he joined the renowned FaZe Clan.
Although FaZe’s parents are known to hail from Florida, there is not much information available as to who they are. However, they both Americans of white ethnicity, so is Banks. FaZe hasn’t divulged any information about whether he has any siblings or not, and their childhood background. Like many celebrity gamers, he has managed to keep this information secret from the prying eyes of the media. All that is known is that he has always pursued his passion since childhood, which is gaming.
FaZe Banks Professional Career and Rise to Stardom
In this era of internet and social media, many talented young people have been able to secure career opportunities online, and FaZe Banks is one of these lucky people. He began his professional career in 2011, when he launched his channel “BanksHasBank” and has since become very successful. He has centered most of his videos on the famous “Call of Duty” video games.
His debut video was entitled “The Single Greatest SoaRing In Style”, which he posted on 5 October 2011. One of his most viewed videos of all time is “Crashing FaZe Temperrrs Car!” which has been rechristened “FaZe Banks” or “BanksHasBanks” today, and boasts over 77 million views, and more than 4.3 million subscribers.
FaZe’s online content has increased to include challenges, pranks and reaction videos. While Bank’s career as a YouTuber was continuing to thrive, he refocused his energy and attention into gaming, and this is when he joined FaZe Clan back in 2013, in Miami, Florida. His association with FaZe Clan led to him changing his name to FaZe Banks; he is still the group’s COO. FaZe has other interests, including music, and he is a songwriter, composer and producer.
FaZe Banks Personal Life, Girlfriend
The 28-year-old vlogger and YouTuber is involved romantically with Alissa Violet, who is a popular Instagram model and Vine artist with over 8.2 million fans. The couple went ahead and confirmed their relationship on social media at the same time the Electric Daisy Carnival was taking place. They even posted a photo of the two kissing, and wrote ‘Look, mom, I’m happy’.
Alissa even went ahead to tweet that she had become engaged to her boyfriend, FaZe on 8 September 2017, although FaZe did not comment on the post to confirm it. In 2018 the couple shared a photo with one of the world’s popular DJs, Christopher Comstock. Although they have been dating for over a year now, there has been no news of the two marrying in the near future.
FaZe once had a scuffle with Alissa’s ex-boyfriend, Jake Paul when the latter accused FaZe of assaulting his assistant. He went ahead to post a video on 18 August 2017, which made Alissa and Banks hit back with allegations of assaulting Alissa when she and Paul were a couple. This led to a massive decline in the number of Paul’s subscribers on his channel, and he later apologized through his Instagram page in order to put the matter to rest.
It is speculated that the reason FaZe always wears a cap is that he is balding. FaZe also has tattoos inked on his body, one done by Romeo Lacoste, a celebrity tattoo artist.
FaZe Banks Net Worth
Being a famous YouTuber, FaZe earns a decent amount each month from his channels. This is why he is able to afford a five-door Range Rover worth around $42,000, and live in a large mansion in Los Angeles, California valued at $12.5 million, named ‘Clout House’, with his girlfriend and a few other people. FaZe also has a big walk-in closet that is full of football jerseys as well as baseball caps, and a shoe collection that has some name brands, including Yeezy and Supreme.
He is able to afford all this from his income that he gets partly from YouTube as well as advertising various brands on his YouTube channel. He also purchased two English bulldogs for his dad and girlfriend at a cost of $750-$3,000 each. Authoritative sources estimate FaZe Banks net worth to be not less than $2million.
FaZe Banks Body Measurements
The vlogger is 6ft 5ins (1.95m) tall and weighs 170lbs (77kgs). His vital body statistics are 40-33-12 inches, chest, waist and biceps respectively, and has brown hair and blue eyes. FaZe is also keen on tattoos, and has several on his legs and hands.