(Last Updated On: February 8, 2019)
FaZe Rug Net Worth – $6 million
YouTube star FaZe Rug’s real name is Brian Awadis and he is a director in the famous gaming group called FaZe Clan. He has an estimated net worth of $6 million mostly earned through YouTube. Apart from posting Call Of Duty videos on his channel, he also posts pranking videos with a number of them going viral. He also posts vlogs on his channel which include his brother and his parents in the videos. He started out on YouTube while still in college then made it full time after it began taking off.
Rug was born and has grown up in San Diego California in a family of four. His brother is known as Brawadis and is also a famous YouTuber. He started playing video games because he didn’t make the high school basketball team. He got so addicted that it negatively affected his other aspects of his life. He dropped out of community college to do YouTube and that is when his subscriber numbers blew up.
How Much Money Does FaZe Rug Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 13 million subscribers growing by 5,000 new ones daily and has amassed over 2.7 billion views since starting out in July 2012. The videos in the channel collectively get around 2 million views per day from different sources. The views should in turn generate an estimated revenue of around $8,000 per day ($3 million a year) from YouTube ads.
YouTubers get paid between $2 – $7 per 1000 monetized views after YouTube takes its cut. Monetized views range from 40% – 60% of the total views. All these are influenced by several factors like device played on, the location of the viewer, ad inventory, how many ads there are on a video, how many people skip the ads, type of advertisement, ad engagement , type of content etc. The cost of an ad view is based on an auction between advertisers based on views. Advertisers have to bid a minimum of $0.01 per view.
There is also a program known as Google Preferred where deep-pocketed companies can target ads on the top 5% most popular content. The ad rates here are higher than normal. Apart from ads, YouTubers also generate extra from YouTube Red viewers who pay a monthly fee to view premium content on YouTube plus watch videos without ads. Here they get paid based on watch time on their videos. The longer the viewers watch their videos, the more money they earn.
Brian makes more money through selling of merchandise and sponsorship deals. This is in addition to prize money earned from competitive gaming.