Ricky Banks Bio

Ricky Banks is a popular American YouTuber. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

Ricky Banks
Quick Facts

Birthday: October 18, 1991

Nationality: American

Girlfriend: Alissa Violet

Age: 28 Years, 28 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Libra

Also Known As: Richard Bengtson

Born in: Lawrence, Massachusetts

Famous as: Vlogger, Gamer, CEO of FaZe Clan

Height: 6'2" (188 cm), 6'2" Males

U.S. State: Massachusetts

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education: Lowell High School

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Vloggers #347 Gamers #79 Instagram Stars #148
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Ricky Banks, also known as FaZe Banks, is a popular YouTuber who rose to fame after his association with the gaming group FaZe Clan; he is the Chief Operating Officer of FaZe Clan. Known for his ‘Call of Duty’ posts both on YouTube and the gaming portal, his channel reflects his love for the video game. Though Ricky Banks stardom and glory came after joining FaZe Clan, his career in social media had started much early! Prior to joining FaZe Clan, he was the leader of the team ‘SoaR’. He loved playing video games as a child and it was this passion that he turned into his profession eventually. One of his most popular videos is named ‘Crashing FaZe Temperrrs Car!’ A popular vlogger, Banks is active on other platforms as well, including Instagram and Twitter. His YouTube account alone has more than 4.3 million subscribers. Along with his vlogging activities, he also serves as a producer, composer and songwriter. Ricky Banks is, truly, a multitalented personality.

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Ricky Banks
Rise to Stardom
  • Social media has given career opportunities to many young and creatively talented teen sensations and Ricky Banks is one amongst them. Starting his career in YouTube in 2011 with his channel ‘BanksHasBank’, he has come a long way since then. His first ever video titled ‘The Single Greatest SoaRing In Style’ was posted on October 5, 2011. Most of his initial videos were centred around the popular ‘Call of Duty’ video games. One of his most popular videos is titled ‘Crashing FaZe Temperrrs Car!’ Starting it off modestly, today ‘BanksHasBank’ or ‘FaZe Banks’ as it was rechristened, has more than 4.3 million subscribers and 77 million video views.
  • The content of his channel has also changed to include pranks, challenges and reaction videos. While his career as a YouTuber was on a roll, banks made his foray into the world of gaming by joining the ‘Call of Duty’ gaming group FaZe Clan in 2013 while in Miami, Florida. It was after his association with FaZe Clan that he changed his name to FaZe Banks. He now serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the group. He is also interested in music and is a producer, composer and songwriter.
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Personal Life
  • Ricky Banks, aka Faze Banks, was born as Richard Bengtson on October 18, 1991 in Lawrence, Massachusetts USA. At the age of 7, he moved to the town of Lowell. While at Lowell, Ricky attended the Lowell High School and graduated from there in 2010.
  • In 2017, he began a relationship with Instagram star Alissa Violet. The two have since then posted a couple of photographs together on Instagram. An assurance of their relationship status was affirmed when they posted a photo of the two kissing at the Electric Daisy Carnival with the caption ‘Look mom, I’m happy’. Adding more fuel to the fire, in his twitter account, he wrote her name as ‘Alissa Violet Marie Banks’.
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Last Updated : June 12, 2019

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