|Net worth:||$13 Million|
|Real Name:||Richard Bengtson|
|Age:||29 years old|
|Birthday:||18 October, 1991|
|Height:||6 feet 2 inches/ 188 cm|
|Profession:||Gamer, Vlogger, YouTube Star, CEO og Faze clan|
Ricky “Faze” Bengston (born October 18, 1991) is a professional video game player. He is also a co-founder and the Chief Operating Officer of a professional esports (online professional video gaming) and entertainment organization called the Faze Clan. In addition, he is also a Composer and a Singer and is a Producer too. His real name is Richard Bengston.
Gaming came to him from a young age, and over time, he became a popular figure in the gaming world. His famous recognition comes from his gaming videos from “Call of Duty.” He rose to fame after joining one of the world’s most popular professional gaming organizations, Faze Clan, in 2013.
He also writes his song and composes his music, which has quite a following in the music sphere. With his distinct taste and abilities, he is quite a prominent figure of the Faze Clan. His social media account has a massive follower base for his unique gaming skills and his music. Read on to find out more about his personal life, biography, his net worth, monthly earnings, and much more.
Who is Faze Bank?
Richard Bengston, famously known by the name Faze Bank or Ricky Banks, was born in 1991. His birth name is Richard Gordon Bengston. His birthplace belongs to a town called Lawrence in Massachusetts. He is of American nationality.
He received his early education and high school from Massachusetts. He graduated from Lowell High School in the year 2010. He has a brother who is also a famous YouTuber by the name, Faze Rug. Ricky was interested in video games from an early age. Some of his favorite video games from his childhood days include Halo, Madden, and NHL.
After his graduation, he relocated to Los Angles, California. He started a YouTube channel in the year 2011 under the name “Banks has Banks.” There he began posting snippets of videos of his gaming skills. He was also the leader of a team, Soar, from the game “Call of Duty.”
In the year 2013, he shifted his base to Miami, Florida. In the same year, he also joined the much-acclaimed team, Faze Clan, for the “Call of Duty” game. His name also made it to the founder’s list of the “Faze Clan.” His current role in Faze clan is that of a Chief Operating Officer.
Faze Clan is one of the world’s most popular gaming organizations, located in Los Angeles, USA. What started as a debut group for Call of Duty in 2010 has become one of the tough contenders in the entertainment business. There has been no looking back ever since. The Faze Clan now hosts over 80 professional game players and creative content creators. Other than Call of Duty, Faze Clan’s niche games include Valorant, PUBG, Rainbow Six Siege, Fortnite, CSGO, and FIFA.
How much money does Faze Bank make through its YouTube channel?
Faze Bank started its YouTube channel in the year 2011, under the banner – Banks has Bank. As of today, his YouTube channel name is FaZe Banks, with over 5.29 million subscribers. Some of his videos have garnered over 16 million views. On average, his videos get about 3.6 million views. Estimating an ad rate of $10 per thousand monetized ad views, Faze Banks gets about $30,000 for a single video on his channel.
The number of subscribers is proportional to the earnings of a YouTuber. That is through monetizing the number of views of video content. YouTube extracts a small percentage amount from the total revenues of the monetized videos. Monetized videos make up 40-80% concerning the total number of views. Nevertheless, factors like geographical location, number of ads in the video, device used to watch the video, etc., all influence the earning rate.
In simple terms, each video with ads comes with a price. The price of which is paid by advertising companies through an auction. The minimum bidding rate is $ 0.01 per view of the ad. The rate could go higher depending on certain factors, such as many targeted customers or some subscribers. The advertisers offer specific rates to the YouTuber based on the number of times they want their ad to run per video.
In addition to advertisers, Google also runs ads through a flagship program, Google Preferred Ads. This platform allows companies to run their ads to their target audience on the top 5% of the most popular video content.
YouTube does generate certain income through all of the means mentioned above. However, YouTubers have an additional means to generate revenue through their videos in addition to the above sources. We are talking about the YouTube Red Viewers. It involves subscribers who pay monthly rentals to subscribe and watch premium video content of a channel, ad-free.
Faze Bank is also an ardent music lover. He is a music producer too. He also composes and writes his song and music, which he shares on his channel. He has quite a fan following for his music too.
It does not end here. Faze Bank is also an active blogger, and he shared videos about his day-to-day life. In 2019, he once posted a video where he reacts to his ex-girlfriend’s Vine videos. That video alone harnessed a massive 16 million views. The estimate of this particular video from its viewership is over $65,000.
Net worth and monthly income of Faze Bank
Faze Bank is one of the prominent figures of YouTubers. As of June 2021, his estimated net worth stands at over $13 Million. A substantial portion of his income is a contribution to his YouTube Career. With over 5.2 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and massive viewership, the monetization rate of his videos is very high.
Faze Bank truly stands true to the phrase “Hard work pays off.” At such a young age of 29, he has achieved much more than people twice his age can achieve. Whatever the dreams and goals may be, in whichever arena, persistence to keep the passion thriving is what matters. His exemplary life of pursuing his dreams sincerely will continue to be a role model for many youngsters and his peers.
Faze Banks, otherwise known as Ricky Banks, was born to American parents on October 18, 1991. Ricky has a brother who is also another popular You Tuber, who goes by the name Faze Rug. He belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity. He spent most of his childhood days growing up in the town of Lawrence, Massachusetts.
Other than gaming and music, Ricky Banks developed a deep love for tattoos. He has inked several expensive tattoos on his hand. He presents himself in a very hip demeanor, and one often spots him wearing a hat.
His YouTube journey started early on in the year 2011 when he was just 19 years old. In October 2011, just before his birthday of turning 20, he posted his first video. His YouTube channel was under the name, “Banks has Banks.” His first video called “The Single greatest Soaring in style” is a 33-second video. He demonstrated some highlight trick shots and creative stunts in the game “Call of Duty.”
Ever since his first video, he started amassing more viewers to his unique video content. Initially, Ricky Banks only uploaded short videos ranging from 30 seconds to 1 minute on his channel. He mainly exhibited his shooting of enemies using a trick or extremely creative kill stunts for “Call of Duty.”
Back in the early 2010s, YouTube was one of the best video viewing platforms for video game hacks. With lesser content makers and competition, it was either a make-it-or-break-it kind of situation.
Online gaming was a boon then, and hence there was a higher audience base for video game content. Taking full advantage of this situation, Faze Banks started making creative video content on his channel. Therefore, the number of his subscribers was picking up quite quickly.
Within six years after starting his YouTube journey, he reached his 1 million subscribers in November 2016. In the year 2017, Faze Bank’s YouTube journey headed towards more expansion. In August 2017, the subscriber list reached 2 million. Exactly after two months, in November 2017, his channel’s subscribers reached a whopping 4 million. As of today, on June 2021, he has about 5.2 million subscribers.
In 2013, he joined the world-famous “Faze Clan” for COD (Call of Duty) gaming group. His joining has contributed to the Faze Clan’s e-sports organization to another level of popularity. At present, he is also on the list of Co-Founder of the Faze Clan and serves as the Chief Operating Officer.
Faze Banks and a solid core team of six other professional online gamers make up the “Faze Clan.” Working tirelessly and effectively, Faze Clan has a massive subscriber list of about 8.65 million. Their videos have garnered a whopping 1 billion viewership up until the present.
The Faze Clan also plays other worldwide popular online professional games – PUBG, Call of Duty, Fortnite, CSGO, Rainbow Six Siege, etc. The Clan has also captured the attention of celebrities like – Juju Smith-Schuster (NFL star), Post Malone, Offset, and Lil Yachty.
Early life and Education
There is no detailed outline and details about his entire schooling records. Nevertheless, we know he spent a significant portion of his childhood days in Lawrence Town, Massachusetts.
His graduation was from Lowell High School from Massachusetts in the year 2010. After his graduation, he shifted base from Massachusetts to Los Angeles, California.
Personal Life – Love life, Girlfriends
Coming to his love life and relationships, Faze officially announced his girlfriend through a vlog post in 2017. In his video, he introduced his girlfriend, Alissa Violet. Alissa Violet is an Instagram model and personality with a tremendous 9.9 million followers.
Since 2017, both Faze Banks and Alissa Violet have been staying together in the famous Clout Mansion and other Faze Clan members. However, in July 2020, they announced that their parted ways after two years of dating.
Rumors are doing the rounds in 2021 that Faze Banks is dating Tyson.
Awards and Achievements
Faze Banks has not been a recipient of many notable awards so far. Although, his subscribers vouch for his unique and creative gaming skills and hopeful that he will soon win a prize. If there is ever an award for best gaming content videos, we are sure he will make a stiff contender.
Nevertheless, he has had quite a successful life as a YouTuber at such a young age. It is quite an achievement to have a massive follower base. He has 5.29 million subscribers on YouTube and 2.8 million followers on Instagram.
FAQs about Faze Bank
When did Faze Bank join to become a member of the Faze Clan?
Faze Clan debuted on YouTube in 2010 as an exclusive video content channel for online professional gaming, “Call of Duty.” Faze Bank became a member of the Faze Clan in the year 2013.
What is the height of Faze Bank?
Faze Bank stands tall at 6 feet and 2 inches.
Who is Faze Bank dating currently?
Although it is a known fact that he was dating Alisson Violet since 2017, they declared their break-up in 2020.
There has been no official declaration on the relationship status of Faze Bank. There are, however, speculations that he may be dating Tyson.
Is Faze Bank rich?
Faze Bank is one of the most successful You Tuber in the niche of professional gaming. He has amassed an estimated wealth of about $13 million with a huge subscriber base as of 2021.
Who is the richest among the Faze Clan members?
Faze Banks is considered the wealthiest Faze Clan member with a net worth of $13 million.
How much do Faze Banks make per month?
Faze Banks has an estimated annual turnover of about $66k. Every month, he earns about $72k from his YouTube channel.
How much is Faze Bank worth as of now?
As of June 2021, Faze Bank’s net worth stands at an estimate of $13 million.