Last Updated on January 26, 2021
Who Is FaZe Rug?
Brian Awadis, better known as FaZe Rug, is an Iraqi-American social media personality, actor, and singer.
As a social media star, FaZe Rug is most popular on YouTube. He regularly posts vlogs, pranks, challenges, and gaming videos on his YouTube channel. He is also a co-owner of the esports team FaZe Clan.
|Full Name:||Brian Awadis|
|Popular Name:||FaZe Rug|
|Birth Date:||November 19, 1996|
|Parents:||Ron Awadis and Sana Awadis|
|Birth Place:||San Diego, California|
|Education:||San Diego Unified School|
|Marital Status:||Single, but has previously dated Molly Eskam and Baeeeeelyn|
|Net Worth:||USD 4 million (as of December 31, 2020)|
|Source of Wealth:||Vlogging, Acting, Singing, Endorsement Deals, and Other Ventures|
|Height:||5′ 6″ (1.67 m)|
|Weight:||52 kg; In pounds: 114 lbs.|
Early Life and Career Information
Brian Awadis was born on November 19, 1996, in San Diego, California, to Ron Awadis and Sana Awadis. His father and mother, who go by the nicknames Papa Rug and Mama Rug respectively, are also social media sensations and have appeared numerous times on FaZe Rug’s YouTube videos. FaZe Rug’s older brother, Brandon Awadis, is also a social media star.
On October 11, 2008, Brian and his brother Brandon launched a YouTube channel known as fathersonchaldean. They uploaded the first video to the channel on the same day, and went on to upload more videos throughout 2009. However, the channel became inactive by the end of 2009.
On July 11, 2012, FaZe Rug launched his own self-titled YouTube channel. He started posting short clips of the Call of Duty gameplay. Soon after, his popularity on the platform began to rise. In January 2013, he received an invitation to join FaZe Clan, eventually emerging as one of the team’s co-owner.
On December 7, 2014, FaZe Rug uploaded his first prank video on his YouTube channel. The video went viral and by October 9, 2015, the channel had racked up over 1 million subscribers. On September 8, 2018, FaZe Rug’s YouTube channel had crossed the 10 million subscribers mark, earning Awadis the Diamond Play Button award. As of the time of writing, FaZe Rug’s YouTube channel has 17.4 million subscribers and 3.9 billion cumulative views.
In addition to his primary YouTube channel, FaZe Rug also has a second channel called FaZe Rug Games. The channel only contains gaming videos and currently has more than 720,000 subscribers. FaZe Rug is also an active member of the Clout Gang. Other members of the gang include Faze Banks (founder), Alissa Violet, RiceGum, Sommer Ray, etc.
As an actor, FaZe Rug has featured in the television series Ridiculousness (2020) as well as in the movie Crimson (2020).
And as a singer, Awadis is best known for his song Goin’ Live, released in November 2019. The video to the song came in January 2020.
FaZe Rug’s Net Worth
FaZe Rug has successfully established himself as one of the most popular vloggers since he launched his YouTube channel in 2012. In addition to all the fame, he has also amassed an incredible amount of wealth from his YouTube exploits.
As of December 31, 2020, FaZe Rug had a net worth of $4 million. Nearly all his wealth comes from YouTube.
FaZe Rug’s YouTube channel generates around 73 million views every month. That translates to approximately $290,000 in YouTube monthly income, based on the company’s monetization terms. So, on an average year, FaZe Rug can comfortably earn about $3.5 million in YouTube revenue alone.
Besides monetized YouTube posts, FaZe Rug also earns from merchandise sales. He has a website through which he offers tons of clothing items and accessories, ranging from T-shirts, hoodies, sunglasses, backpacks, etc.
And like most established vloggers, FaZe Rug also earns from endorsement deals. His most notable endorsement earnings so far probably come from his sponsorship with Fuel Energy Formula.
Needless to mention, the sensational vlogger has also ventured into the film and music industries. However much he makes from these endeavors, it definitely contributes to his overall net worth.
Lessons from FaZe Rug
1. Involve your family in your endeavors
FaZe Rug has continually involved his family in his YouTube endeavors. He seems to be taking pride in allowing his family to share in his achievements.
2. Giving up is not an option
FaZe Rug’s first YouTube venture was a channel called fathersonchaldean, which he co-founded with his brother. However, the channel was not exactly a success, as it became dormant after a year or so. However, that did not stop Faze Rug from launching subsequent YouTube channels.
3. Spread your wings
Although he has achieved much of his fame and fortune from YouTube, FaZe Rug has also pursued several other ventures which are unrelated to social media. More recently, he has been involved in acting and singing.
Famous Quotes by FaZe Rug
“I feel like I don’t say this enough, but I’m so grateful for you guys. The past few months have been a little rough for me but your support genuinely gets me through it. Couldn’t have asked for a better position to be in.”
“I’ve been eating very unhealthy my whole LIFE. I just hired a personal trainer and I’ve never felt so motivated to change my lifestyle. Fitness & nutrition is #1 in life and I should’ve been preaching this earlier. This is a before, and I will update you throughout the journey.”
“So I been planning this for a while, but I bought my dad a brand new Lamborghini. He didn’t want to accept it unless he and I shared it so I said yes just so he can take it.”
FaZe Rug rose to prominence after uploading a series of prank videos on his YouTube channel. Over the years, he has not only amassed a massive following on social media but has also made millions from his various endeavors.