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FaZe Banks Net Worth | Girlfriend

What is FaZe Banks’ net worth? Who is FaZe Banks’ girlfriend?


Faze Banks (real name – Richard Bengston) is an American YouTuber, social media influencer, gaming entrepreneur, music producer, composer, and songwriter.

He is the co-owner of Faze Clan, one of America’s largest esports and entertainment organizations.

Faze is most notably recognized for his vlog-style content and reaction videos.

The Origin Story

He was born on October 18, 1991, in Massachusetts, USA.

By the time he was seven, the family had relocated to Lowell, Massachusetts, where he had enrolled in Lowell High School.

He was an athletic student and was part of the football and baseball varsity teams.

While he was academically inclined and consistently achieved average or above-average grades, he was always in trouble for speaking out and making jokes during class.

He struggled to sit still, so he used this form of self-entertainment to ease the frustration of a structured school class setting.

His parents were disappointed to learn he was suspended from school, so they sent him to a Catholic school for one year, which he also got kicked out of.

He would ultimately return to his previous school and graduated on time.

He spent his downtime playing video games, including Madden, Halo, and NHL as a child.

He learned early on that this was his passion and began developing a competitive skillset.


FaZe Banks


A few years after graduating high school, he decided to pursue a professional career in gaming.

He moved to Florida and started planning out how he would make it in the digital space of YouTube and gaming.

Richard talks about how he has always been captivated by YouTube, and as soon as he began making money as a teenager, he spent large sums of money on learning YouTube and how to utilize it.

On September 17, 2011, Faze decided to create his own YouTube channel titled FaZe Banks.

His channel was initially centered around posting gaming videos, showcasing his skills and competitions.

He recalls that his first video garnered enough views to earn him $800, which was a game-changer.

He knew that if he focused solely on his content, he could turn this into a career. Over time, he shifted his content from gaming to a vlog channel that includes pranks, challenges, and reactions.

This content catered to a broader and larger audience which played a part in growing his digital relevance and influence. He quickly developed a following.

While Bengston is the perfect example of a YouTube and digital gamer success story, it came with many hurdles.

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FaZe Banks attends Red White & Bootsy at Nobu Malibu on July 04, 2023 in Malibu – @Getty

He recalls everyone in his life telling him he was making a mistake and that he would never make money doing what he was pursuing.

He was enrolled in college straight out of high school and decided to drop out, creating even more tension between him and his father.

Despite this, he challenged everyone’s pessimistic views, tuned them all out, and ultimately persevered.

During an interview, he was asked what advice he has to offer kids trying to pursue the same career; his response was positive and motivational.

If you feel it, if you really feel it, then run it.”

Faze is known how posting content on his channel irregularly, which is a practice that is not recommended for YouTubers, as the algorithms will demote any new content that is uploaded. However, Faze doesn’t seem to have this problem.

Every new video he posts, it’s always on the main feed of YouTube, despite the gap of time between that video and the previous one.

He rarely experiences a significant reduction in views, and this is something most YouTubers struggle to achieve.

He claims this is mainly due to his obsession with the platform and the knowledge he regularly acquires to stay on top of his competitors and the algorithm.

In 2013, Faze was leading a gaming team named SoaR Sniping, the second-largest trickshot team.

He was contacted by Faze Clan, an esports and entertainment organization, and was asked to join the group.

He accepted and was brought on as Manager & Recruiter & Creative.

Eventually, he would grow with the organization and move up the ranks as a more authoritative employee.

At the time of writing, he is the Chief Operation Officer (COO) of the Faze Clan Call of Duty gaming group. In addition to this, he is one of the organization’s owners, which became a significant contributor to his massive net worth.


In 2017, Faze decided to expand his career further and created his clothing label called ‘L00SECHANGE.’

The line specializes in men’s apparel and accessories that can be purchased on third-party websites.

The clothing line has a reputation for being relatively high quality, and the bulk of its sales derives from Faze’s gaming and social media fanbase.


Ricky and Keemstar (real name – Daniel Keem) started a podcast named – “Moms Basement.” Some of the famous guests of their podcast include:

  • KSI;
  • Ninja;
  • Nick Crompton;
  • Shane Dawson;
  • Lil Xan;
  • Adam22.


In 2017, FaZe Banks began dating Alissa Violet, an American YouTuber and actress who rose to fame through social media apps such as Instagram and Vine.

FaZe Banks with her girlfriend Alissa Violet

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They broke up in July 2019. 

He wrote on his Twitter account:

”Alissa and I decided about a month ago that we should take some time apart. Love that girl to death and always will.”

At the time of writing, FaZe Banks is not married.

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FaZe has collaborated with several famous YouTubers such as:

  • Lil Uzi Vert;
  • Alissa Violet;
  • RiceGum;
  • Logan Paul.

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FaZe Banks – Net Worth

So, how much is FaZe Banks worth?

Banks is a popular YouTuber who rose to fame after his association with the gaming organization FaZe Clan. He accrued good money from his YouTube channel, which has over 411 million views (meaning about $1.2 million in revenue from ads).

He also earned money from sponsors. But, FaZe earns most of his money from being the Chief Operating Officer of FaZe Clan, a gaming organization. In addition, he can post costly sponsored posts on his Instagram account (which has over 2.8 million followers).

Additionally, his gaming org also sells merch on their website – Banks is also a co-owner of a food supplement company — ”CTRL.”

Therefore, the Chief Operating Officer of FaZe Clan FaZe Banks has an estimated net worth of $15 million.

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