18 October 1991 (Age 28 years), Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
Alissa Violet (Instagram Star and Youtuber), Jake Paul, Logan Paul
(70 kg, 154 lbs)
(5.9 ft , 1.79 M)
$5 Million USD (as of 2020)
FaZe Banks is a popular American Youtuber. He is also a professional gamer. He mostly makes videos on video games, reaction videos, and collaborates with other Youtubers to make fun videos. As of 2020 Bank boasts over 5.3 million Youtube followers. He is extremely popular among the players and fans of the video game called "Call of Duty."
- The Story of FaZe Banks
- Our response to the drama
- Early Personal Life
- Faze Clan Clout Gang
- Fights with Jake Pauls Team 10
- Tiff with Tfue
- Controversies with Alissa Violet
- CSGO WILD
- Movies Music Videos TV Shows
- Questions Answers
- Where does FaZe Banks live
- Where is FaZe Banks from
- How many people has FaZe Banks dated
- How did FaZe Banks get famous
- Whats the real name of FaZe Banks
The Story of FaZe Banks
He is one of the founders and owners of the e-sports organization of FaZe Clan which has grown enormously to become one of the most popular Call Of Duty gaming groups across the world. As of 2020 Banks has 2.8 million Instagram followers and 2.6 million Twitter followers. Apart from vlogging activities, he also serves as a producer, composer, and songwriter. He is also the owner of the clothing brand "L00sechange."
Our response to the drama
Early & Personal Life
Faze Banks, was originally born as Richard Bengtson on October 18, 1991, in Lawrence, Massachusetts USA. Banks moved to the town of Lowell with his family when he was just 7 years old. While at Lowell, he attended the Lowell High School. He graduated from school in 2010.
Faze Clan & Clout Gang
Banks shifted to Florida where he joined the FaZe Clan. He loved playing video games since childhood. He decided to make his passion his profession and took up gaming as his career. After gaining popularity, Banks shifted to Los Angeles where he formed a group with other social media influencers. It was called the Clout gang. Many popular influencers and Youtubers came together to join the Clout gang.
In 2016, Banks opened up about his addiction to Adderall. It is a psychotropic drug used to treat "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" (ADHD). Banks have been quite vocal about his mental health. He has reportedly suffered from depression as well.
Fights with Jake Paul's Team 10
Banks has been in fights with several other social media stars including Jake Paul's Team 10, Tfue among others. Banks have been rumored to have severe "anger issues" and "rage complications."
Tiff with Tfue
Speaking of his tiff with Tfue, another popular gamer, and e-sport celebrity, Banks was accused of sabotaging his career. Tfue filed a suit against Banks alleging that Banks tricked him into singing a predatory contract by pressurizing him into drinking alcohol and illegally gambling at the Clout House before he was 21. Banks had rubbished the allegations saying, Tfue did it all by his own will. The matter was later settled with some compromises from both sides.
Controversies with Alissa Violet
Apart from these famous controversies, FaZe Banks had been in headlines for his anger issues time and again. Banks has reportedly gotten into several fights at nightclubs, one involving his girlfriend Alissa Violet at Barley House nightclub. He has many a time smashed appliances, melted down in front of the camera, and emptied water bottles in situations where he lost his temper on record.
FaZe Banks started dating Alissa Violet in 2017. The two were much in love with each other and Alissa also left Jake Paul's Team 10 to join Banks' Clout Gang. She moved in with the other teammates in the Clout House.
In 2019, Alissa accused Banks of cheating on her a multiple times and they broke up.
FaZe Banks created his Youtube channel back in 2011 by the name "BankshasBank." He used to post short clips of 30-40 seconds of him playing games like Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Call of Duty: Black Ops III and CS:GO on his channel. He was associated with the gaming group SoaR and called himself "SoaR Banks" earlier. He was also a part of another gaming group called "Optic." In 2013, he joined another gaming group "FaZe Clan". He was in Florida back then. Many gamers started collaborating with him in "FaZe Clan." He then changed his Youtube channel name to "FaZe Banks."
After establishing the Clout Gang, Banks also created a Youtube group for the Clout Gang members and started a podcast called "Moms Basement" with YouTuber Keemstar. The duo spoke to guests like Adam22, Lil Xan, Shane Dawson, Nick Crompton, KSI among others on the show which was a huge hit.
On May 10, 2020, the FaZe Clan achieved another milestone as they created a skin gambling site "CSGO WILD." The clan's success and money thus earned were used to fund the club’s CSGO team. "It was kind of like a grey area, because it’s a skin and there’s no actual value to it, and the government puts absolutely no value to it. We came up with this idea, with these kids, for a different way to do it. We branded it the right way," Banks said on an episode of the 'BADNWZ' podcast.
The CSGO skin gambling project soon started getting them the required profit. They were earning around $200,000 a day from their new business. In order to lawfully navigate their gambling site, Banks and his partners flew to Antigua in the Caribbeans. Banks paid $100,000 to acquire the rights of doing the gambling business legitimately as well.
In 2017, Banks stepped into the clothing business by launching his first clothing brand "L00sechange", which is pronounced "loose change." The Instagram page for the clothing brand grew to over 100,000 followers within a year. The first collection of the brand was sold out completely. Banks also designed a limited-edition collection in collaboration with Gumball 3000 and Clout Gang.
Movies, Music Videos & TV Shows
Many of FaZe Banks most popular videos featured his girlfriend Alissa Violet. A video titled "Reacting to my girlfriend's vines" has received 16 million views on Youtube & over 4 billion views on all his Youtube videos overall as of 2020. Banks has featured in the Machine Gun Kelly music video, "I Think I'm Okay" alongside Halsey and Noah Cyrus.