Going to college, obtaining a degree, and getting a cooperate job could be what success means to most teens. For Faze Rug, however, school is not the only process through which you achieve success. The young YouTuber dropped out of school to pursue a career as a content creator on the video-sharing platform. The move has been a step in the right direction as he now enjoys millions of subscribers who think his prank videos stand out from the rest. More amazingly, Rug has earned a reputation as one of the few YouTubers who worked hard for their fame without being embroiled in controversies.
How He Went From Being a Troublesome Child To a Blessing To His Family
Faze Rug was born Brian Awadis on November 19, 1996, in San Diego, California. He is American by nationality but of Iraqi descent. His name, which means “high” or “noble,” appears to be a perfect fit for him as he has been a blessing to his entire household.
Faze Rug was fortunate enough to grow up with both of his parents unlike some children in his neighborhood and school. He, however, gave them a lot of hard time, mostly reaping laughs at their expense. He was also noted as a class clown in high school where he was a part of his school’s basketball team. After graduating, Rug proceeded to college where he became passionate about video games and thus decided to ditch college basketball.
Faze Rug Gained Fame and Fortune From Recording and Sharing His Pranks Online
The fun-loving YouTuber derived a lot of joy in pranking his family and friends. One day, he decided to let other people into his lightheartedness and naughtiness by recording and sharing his pranks online. He found YouTube as the best platform that would allow him to share with people the humor he creates from pranks.
From that moment, Faze Rug began recording his playfulness without any particular goal in mind except to get people laughing. Fortunately, the plan took a surprising turn when one of his prank videos entertained many internet users who wanted to see more of him. He quickly realized he could make money from his pranks and went ahead to give the venture a try.
Before he could proceed to the next session in his studies, he gained many visitors who loved his spontaneousness and creativity. With an increasing demand for more videos, the young man decided to quit school to meet up with demand. His first sniff of stardom came when he shared a video titled Cocaine Prank, which featured his mother. The video went viral, gaining over 7 million views in a few weeks after its release. That number has since tripled over the years as more people fall in love with the distinctive flavor he usually introduces in his videos.
To ensure his fans don’t run short of what to watch, Faze included videos of him playing video games like Call-of-Duty. Currently, he has over 12 million subscribers on his ever-growing YouTube channel and his fame has spread across other social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
The Source of Faze Rug’s Flamboyant and Generous Lifestyle
With over 15 million YouTube subscribers and more than 2 million followers on both Twitter and Instagram, respectively, Faze Rug has for sure made enough fortune from sharing his funny prank videos.
His channel adds more than 5,000 new subscribers daily and has amassed over four billion views since starting in July 2012. The videos on the channel collectively get around 3.3 million views per day from different sources. The views, in turn, generate an estimated revenue of about $16,500 per day ($6 million a year) from YouTube Ads.
Faze Rug makes more money through merchandise and sponsorship deals. This is in addition to prize money earned from competitive gaming. As a result of all of his endeavors, he is reported to have a net worth that is estimated to be around $12 million.
How He Spends His Money
From buying expensive cars for himself and his family members to a $2 million home for his family in California, Faze Rug’s YouTube journey has been undeniably worth it.
Faze’s first noteworthy car was a Mazda 6. It didn’t take long for him to upgrade to a white 2016 Range Rover Autobiography. Naturally, a Lamborghini was next on the list and so he has been able to own a Lamborghini Hurrican and a Urus. Aside from his parents’ house, he also owns a house in Poway, California. It is worth an estimated $2.5 million.
Dissecting Faze Rug’s Personal Life
His Parents Have Since Become YouTube Stars
Faze Rug comes from a small family. He has only one brother named Brandon with whom he grew up in San Diego. His brother was born on June 23, 1995, so he is a year older than him. Brandon studied Journalism in college and hopes to be an analyst for the NBA.
The boys’ parents; Sana and Ron Awadis, who are often referred to as Mama Rug and Papa Rug, migrated to the U.S. from Iraq. They support their son’s YouTube career and have even started one for themselves. They recently just crossed the million-subscriber mark. Sana, who runs the Mama and Papa Rug channel, got her YouTube start after appearing in her sons’ videos. To her surprise, fans were overwhelmingly enthusiastic about her presence and so her son created a YouTube channel for her birthday in 2017.
Being part of an entire house of popular YouTubers is a wild ride. But for Sana and Ron, that’s half the fun. Their family is a tight-knit one and so producing each other’s content is part of what makes it so special.
Faze Has a Relatively Quiet Love Life
Faze Rug is not married, but it is not certain if he is dating anybody at the moment. In the past, he made a video that suggested he was dating a girl named Kaelyn. It was alleged that they later broke up amicably.
There have been rumors that he is currently dating a YouTube vlogger and model known as Molly Eskam. The swimwear model also owns a self-titled channel. The couple usually spends time together in Faze Rug house in Poway, California.
It is not clear if Faze Rug is still with her at the moment because he posted a video with both named women in it, claiming they were meeting for the first time. The girls then stared at each other angrily. While some believe it was just another one of his pranks, it is not clear what the exact situation has since become.