Ben Azelart is a famous YouTuber.
He has more than nine million subscribers on his YouTube channel by name, Ben Azelart.
Benjamin Roger Azelart (Ben Azelart) was born on 10 January 2002 in Dallas, Texas, United States.
He is 50% French, 25% Irish and 25% German and this is his ethnicity.
At 3, thanks to his father’s job, Ben moved from Texas to Hawaii and he grew up in Hawaii.
His mother, Jill Azelart works as a Dental Hygienist at Dr Marcus Hannah, Kailua, Hawaii.
His father, Lionel Azelart is a pilot.
Ben has an elder brother, Julien Azelart.
Julien is also a YouTuber and has a Minecraft YouTube channel by name, Julien Azelart.
Love for skateboarding-
Ben wanted to grow up to either become a pilot (because his father was a pilot) or a skateboarder.
At 9, he started skateboarding and at 14, he started working to become a professional skateboarder.
Even though Ben was good at skateboarding, he was once beaten by a young girl, Sky Brown.
Introduced to YouTube-
At 14, surfing was Ben’s other passion apart from skateboarding.
In his eighth grade, during a night, he watched a YouTube video of Alex Hayes, an Australian surfer.
The next day, Ben along with his friend went to surf in a surf break in Hawaii and here, he was astonished to see Alex Hayes surfing.
Alex Hayes had come from Australia to Hawaii on a visit.
Here, Ben interacted with Alex and befriended him and spent three days with him in Hawaii going to a skatepark, beach and cliff jumping.
Later, he travelled to Australia to meet and hang out with Alex.
Inspiration to become a YouTuber-
During his time with Alex, Ben was impressed by his YouTuber lifestyle and filmmaking process.
So, from 16 August 2016, he started working on his YouTube channel by name, Ben Azelart.
Ben started off by purchasing his first camera, a Canon M series camera (later he started using a Sony α6000 camera) and started shooting vlogs similar to that of Alex.
He started publishing videos showing his Hawaiian lifestyle of hiking, cliff jumping, surfing, etc.
Initially, even though Ben was promoting his videos to his friends on Instagram, he was getting less than a hundred views per video but as he liked the creative process, he persisted.
He continued publishing vlogs consistently even when he wasn’t getting decent views.
Later, Brent Rivera, a successful YouTuber contacted Ben through Instagram and they decided to collaborate.
So, he met Brent at his residence near Huntington Beach in California and filmed some videos with him and from then onwards, his videos started becoming viral.
Later, Ben started publishing prank videos which also became viral.
Now, he is a very successful YouTuber and as of March 2022, he has more than nine million subscribers on his Ben Azelart YouTube channel.
Ben has a team of people like Derek who films his videos, Julian, Brent, Lexi Rivera, Lexi Hensler, Andrew, etc. to help him shoot videos.
Apart from posting videos on his YouTube channel, he also posts on his Instagram and TikTok accounts.
As of March 2022, Ben has more than 5 million followers on Instagram.
He also founded the Stay Wild brand and sells his merchandise through it.
His second YouTube channel-
On 7 October 2020, Ben started his second YouTube channel by name, STAY WILD.
On this channel, he mainly publishes podcasts and vlogs.
As of March 2022, Ben has more than 600 thousand subscribers on it.
Some interesting facts about Ben-
- Ben has been an adrenaline junkie since his childhood and loves cliff jumping, skateboarding, snowboarding, etc.
- He is a hodophile and travelled to many countries like Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, France, Mexico, Australia, etc.
- Ariana Grande is Ben’s celebrity crush.
- Step Brothers is his favourite movie.
- Pasta, pizzas and hamburgers are his favourite foods.
- Ben loves watching fail videos on YouTube.
- He is a polyglot and can speak fluent English and French.
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