• 8-BitRyan is a British social media star with a YouTube gaming channel called 8-BitGaming
• He attended a local high school in West Midlands and was in a high school band
• He has a personal YouTube channel with over 2.5 million subscribers and 870 million views
• 8-BitRyan is a philanthropist who has helped raise over $2,000 for St. Jude's Children Research Hospital
• As of October 2020, he is 26 years old with a net worth of over $1.8 million


What is 8 Bitryan’s real name?

8-BitRyan – first name Ryan, last name still a secret – was born in the West Midlands, England, on 24 June 1994 – his zodiac sign is Cancer and he holds British nationality. He is a social media star, who is probably best known for being one half of the YouTube gaming channel “8-BitGaming”, while the other half is Bazamalam (his real name is Ryan). The channel was launched on 24 August 2013, and is today subscribed to over 1.1 million people, while it counts around 315 million views of all their videos combined.

Most of the videos are related to video games in one way or another, and the two’s currently most popular video, “The Mystery Behind ‘CAM15’ || Five Nights at Freddy’s 3”, has been viewed over 4.3 million times since 9 February 2015.

Childhood and education

8 BitRyan was raised an only child in West Midlands by his father who was a lawyer, and his mother who worked as an accountant at a local telecommunications company.

8 BitRyan was urged by his parents to enroll at college and obtain a degree, but he was more interested in playing video games, which didn’t make his parents very happy.

He attended a local high school at which he played soccer for fun, but was never good enough to play for the school’s team – he spent most of his spare time playing video games with his friends, and going to live music parties. He was also interested in music, and was an avid drummer – 8 BitRyan was in a high school band, but which broke apart soon after he matriculated in 2012.

Although he at first wanted to please his parents and enroll at a college, 8 BitRyan decided to rather focus on his career on the internet.

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Career as a social media star

Before launching his career on the internet, 8-BitRyan worked as a drum instructor.

He has his personal YouTube channel which he launched on 18 March 2015, and is today subscribed to by over 2.5 million people, while he has gathered over 870 million views of all his videos combined. He has played over 100 games in his videos, some of which are “Among the Sleep: Prologue”, “Alien: Isolation” and “Baldi’s Basics in Education and Learning”.

8 BitRyan is mostly focused on playing horror games, and his two currently most popular videos are “CHICA IS INSANE!! + Secret Rooms.. WHAT!? || The Joy Of Creation: Reborn (CHICA UPDATE + EXTRAS)” which has been watched over 4.1 million times since 22 May 2016, and “UH.. WHY ARE WE IN AN ANIMATRONICS MOUTH. (+ 20/20 mode win!) || FNAF: Ultimate Custom Night”, which has been viewed nearly four million times since 28 June 2018.

8 BitRyan is also a philanthropist, who has created a video marathon for St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, and has helped gather more than $2,000 to be donated to it.

He is also active on other popular social media networks such as Instagram, on which he’s followed by nearly 90,000 people, and Twitter as his account counts nearly 170,000 followers. 8 BitRyan also has a Twitch channel, onto which he mostly livestreams while chatting with his fans or playing video games such as “Pokemon Sword”, “Super Mario Galaxy” and “Among Us” – there are over 50,000 people following him on Twitch.

Evil BitRyan

8-BitRyan has created the character Neo-BitRyan – also known as ‘Evil BitRyan’ – who is his brother whom 8-BitRyan killed in a video with his hand gun.

Neo-BitRyan has since appeared in many 8-BitRyan’s videos to stalk him, mostly in his series “We Happy Few” and “’Five Nights at Freddy’s – Ultimate Custom Night”.

Is he single or in a relationship?

8 BitRyan is very secretive when it comes to his love life, and hasn’t talked about any girls he might have dated since the launch of his career, however, several of his fans have claimed to have seen 8 BitRyan walking hand in hand with his girlfriend in the streets of London, but there are also those who believe Ryan to be gay, because he hasn’t publicly spoken about his sexual orientation.

It is widely believed that he was in a long-term relationship with his high school sweetheart, and that the two were together for over three years before the girl left him for another man – according to these rumors, 8 BitRyan was left heartbroken and didn’t look for a new relationship for an entire year.

As of October 2020, he is single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

8-BitRyan is a huge lover of animals, and until recently he had a pet cat called Smithy which he considered to be his best friend – Smithy died in September,  and 8-BitRyan uploaded a picture of him onto his Instagram account to say his final goodbye.

He is a fan of tattoos and has several – his most notable is a huge owl tattooed onto his chest.

8-BitRyan is physically very active as he has several training sessions at the gym each week and is following a strict diet thus his muscular body – he enjoys sharing pictures of his chest with his Instagram fans.

In his spare time, he watches movies starring some of his favorite actors and actresses Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum and Angelina Jolie, such as “Pulp Fiction”, “Dear John” and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life”.

Age and net worth

8 BitRyan’s age is 26. He has medium long brown hair which he dyes blonde, and brown eyes. His height is 5ft 4ins (1.62m) and he weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).

As of October 2020, his net worth has been estimated at over $1.8 million.

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