FaZe Banks

Ricky Banks, popularly known as FaZe Banks, born on October 18, 1991, is a renowned YouTuber. He rose to prominence as the chief operating officer of the gaming group, FaZe Clan. His channel showcases his love for video games and is known for his “Call of Duty” posts on both YouTube and the gaming platform. Though Ricky Banks rose to fame and glory after joining FaZe Clan, his career on social media began much earlier! He was the leader of the team SoaR before joining FaZe Clan. “Crashing FaZe Temperrrs Car!” is the title of one of his most popular videos. Banks, a popular YouTuber, is also active on other sites such as Instagram and Twitter. His YouTube channel alone has over four million users. In addition to vlogging, he works as a producer, composer, and songwriter. Banks is a multi-talented individual.
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Fast Facts

Full Name:

Richard "Ricky" Bengston


FaZe Banks, Ricky Banks

Birth date:

October 18, 1991



Zodiac Sign:



6' 6"

Relationship Status:

In a relationship

Net Worth:

$13 million

Richard's Social Media:


FaZe Banks was born Richard Bengtson in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He moved to Lowell, Florida, when he was seven years old. Banks attended Lowell High School, where he graduated in 2010.

Many young and creatively talented teen sensations have found careers thanks to social media, and Banks is one of them. On October 5, 2011, he released his first video, titled “The Single Greatest SoaRing In Style.” The majority of his early videos focused on the popular “Call of Duty” video games. ” Crashing FaZe Temperrrs Car!” is one of the most popular videos on his channel. Starting small, “BanksHasBank,” or “FaZe Banks,” as it was renamed, now has over four million subscribers and 77 million video views. His channel’s material has also evolved to include pranks, challenges, and reaction videos. While his YouTube career was taking off, Banks ventured into the realm of gaming by joining the “Call of Duty” gaming club FaZe Clan in 2013 while in Miami, Florida. He changed his name to FaZe Banks following his involvement with the FaZe Clan. He is now the company’s Chief Operating Officer. He is also a musician, having worked as a producer, composer, and songwriter.

In 2017, he began dating Alissa Violet, an Instagram personality. Since then, the two have shared a few photos of themselves on Instagram. They confirmed their relationship status by posting a selfie of the two kissing during the Electric Daisy Carnival with the message “Look mom, I’m pleased.” Adding fuel to the fire, he typed her name as “Alissa Violet Marie Banks” on his Twitter account.

Career timeline

He Starts His Social Media Career

He begins his YouTube career with his channel "BanksHasBank."

He Starts Gaming

He starts gaming and posting his live streams on YouTube.

He Reaches One Million Subscribers

In November, he reaches one million members on YouTube.

He Drops His First Single

He releases his first single titled, ‘The FaZe Banks Songs.’

Why We Love FaZe Banks

  1. He is a good gamer

    “Call of Duty” tournaments were his thing because he belonged to a couple of clans and was pretty good at it. Some believe that while video game tournaments are fun, getting out and enjoying sports is even better. But that's a debate we don't need to have.

  2. He is open about his mental health

    He has openly talked about his mental struggles and has encouraged his views to think positive thoughts when the dark clouds of depression come by. He also encourages his viewers to take care of their physical and mental health.

  3. He is entertaining

    According to his quickly expanding subscription count, he appears to deliver entertainment that appeals to a large number of people. We love someone who can entertain a wide audience.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He had a feud with Jake Paul

    When Banks was a growing sensation in 2017, he was accused of attacking Meg, a member of Team 10, a competing team of YouTube video creators led by Jake Paul.

  2. In Cleveland, he engaged in a brawl

    In late 2017, Banks and his girlfriend, Alissa Violet were involved in an incident at the Barley House, a renowned bar in Cleveland, where he posted a Snapchat story following the event in which he claimed he was choked by a bouncer.

  3. He’s known to have a short temper

    Banks is well-known for his quick temper and frequent outbursts, which he displays on his YouTube channel and the channels of other FaZe clan members.

  4. He was once an addict

    So, before you feel sorry for him, keep in mind that Adderall is generally used to treat A.D.H.D. and narcolepsy, which means that because he was never officially diagnosed with either condition, he had to find a way to persuade a doctor that he required the tablets.

  5. “68” is tattooed on his arm

    The number appears to be special to him because he requested his girlfriend to mention a number between zero and 100, and they both uttered it at the same time.

FaZe Banks FAQs

Is Banks still in FaZe?

Yes, he is, and he is still building the FaZe Clan by hiring talent/employees for the organization.

Does FaZe Clan own FaZe Banks?

Banks is a YouTuber from the United States and one of the founders and proprietors of the e-sport group FaZe Clan. In 2010, the gamers known as ClipZ, Housecat, and Resistance formed the organization.

Why is Banks famous?

Banks is a renowned YouTuber who rose to prominence as a member of the gaming group FaZe Clan.

FaZe Banks’s birthday dates

2024October 18Friday
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