Russell Peters is a Canadian comedian and an actor of Indian Origin. Russel started his career as a comedian in 1989, which kick off in 2004 after his performance in a Canadian TV show, Comedy Now. He attended Chinguacousy Secondary school for the grades of 9-10, and North Peel Secondary school for 11-12 degrees. Let’s find out more about how much is Russell Peters Net Worth!
Russell Peters was born on 29 September 1970 in Toronto, Canada. But basically, he is an Indian origin actor. Russell’s father, Eric Peters, was born in Bombay, India. His father was a meat inspector in Bombay. His older brother is Clayton, who also works along with him as a manager.
Russell purposed to his girlfriend Monica Diaz on July 10, 2010, at Los Angeles International Airport, and after a month, they married on August 20, 2010, in Nevada. Monica was pregnant before marrying Russell, and their daughter was born on December 14, 2010. In 2012, Russell announced that he and Monica are divorcing.
Russell lives in Los Angeles, California, and now engaged with Ruzanna Khetchian, although he dated Sunny Leone before marrying Monica. He established the Russell Peters North Peel Scholarship, worth $20,000, and is awarded to students of North Peel Secondary School.
Russell began his career as a comedian in 1989, and during his teenage, he experimented with many things and time come when he was profoundly involving in ‘hip-hop’ and Dj-ing things. During the early years of his professional career, he does not find much success. His career took off after his performance in comedy Show, Comedy Now. That show was uploaded on YouTube and went viral. Also, he set the tone for his successful career.
Russell has made many records over the years, selling out arenas from Sydney Opera house to Radio City Music Hall. He broke the U.K attendance record in London’s O2 Arena when he performed in front of 16,000 fans. His shows became most attended comedy shows during the history of Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Africa.
Russell has also appeared in many films, including Breakaway, Source Code, and The Legend of Awesomest Maximus. From the beginning of his career, he has looked George Carlin as his mentor. Apart from setting these records, he won many awards as well, although the 26th Annual Gemini Award, which he received in 2011, is most notable.
Awards & Achievements:
Russell has been awarded many awards and hot dozens of achievements during his professional career. Some of them are listed below.
• He claimed his first award in 2007 and won the ‘Dave Broadfoot Award’ in the Canadian Comedy Award for Juried Categories.
• The year of 2008 brings good fortune for him, and he won two awards, ‘Best Stand-Up-Large VENUE’ in Canadian Comedy Award for Live and ‘Gemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series.
• He again won the Annual Gemini Award in 2011, along with 42nd NAACP Image Awards.
• He got 42nd NAACP Image Awards in 2011 and also 26th Annual Gemini Awards in the same year.
• Besides, in writing, he also has won a prize in his book. He got a Canadian screen award by “Russell peters Christmas special” and shared this award with four other writers.
Net Worth & Salary of Russell
Before counting it, let’ understand his sources of income. Comedy shows, writing, acting, and endorsements. He has appeared in many films and also worked in many TV serials, one of them is ‘The Indian Detective,’ which got the hype. He also wrote a book by the name of ‘Call Me Russell’ in 2010. That is how he made all his money during his career. According to Forbes, he was the third highest-earning comedian in 2013, and he earned $21 million during this year. His estimated net worth is around $60 million.