Russell Peters is one of the highest paid comedians in the world. He is a multi-award-winning stand-up comedian whose comic genre focuses on his observations primarily about individual cultural groups, thereby delighting audiences whenever he is on the podium. Following his outstanding performances credited to his large fan base, Peters has set astounding records in the field of comedy, including becoming the first comic artist to sell over 30,000 tickets for a single show and a single stand-up comedian across America to have one Record attendance at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Russell Peters has also showcased his versatile nature in various fields of entertainment, having excelled as the host of numerous shows including the Juno Awards which earned him a Gemini Award. He has also established himself as an actor, appearing in numerous films and TV shows such as Quarter Life Crisis, The Con Artist, New Year’s Eve, Fifty Shades of Black, Family Guy, Are We There Yet? and many others.
As a result of the boundless success, Peters, who has emerged in his career as well as in his great contributions to the entertainment industry, namely comedy, has been awarded the Trailblazer Award by the South Asian Association of Media, Marketing and Entertainment. Read below for more fascinating details about the skilled comedian’s biography, earnings and family.
Russell Peter’s biography
It was September 29, 1970 when the multi-talented comic book artist was born to Eric and Maureen Peters in Toronto, Ontario. His father was from Bombay, India and worked as a federal meat inspector. He has an older brother named Clayton Peters. He completed his undergraduate education at two different schools, Chinguacousy Secondary School and North Peel Secondary School.
Russell Peters began his career as a DJ in Toronto before moving on to become a comic book artist. According to Peters, the reason for his incredible career success is the advice comedian George Carlin gave Carlin in 1992 to be on the podium anytime, anywhere. Following the advice, the skillful actor did well. He was the host of George Carlin’s show in 2007.
Russell Peters hit the turning point in his career when the video of his performance on Comedy Now A Canadian TV Comic Show was uploaded to YouTube and went viral. Since then, Peters has performed in many cities across the United States and abroad, which has helped him build a massive following. He has also released many comic DVDs such as Outsourced, Red, White and Brown, The Green Tour: Live from the O2 Arena and Notorious, the latter becoming Netflix’s first stand-up special.
In addition, Peters has shown his humorous nature and has hosted numerous shows including The Canada Day Comic Festival . He has also been featured on many television and radio programs, including Top Gear America , and Monsoon House , a radio situation comedy.
He has also worked as a writer and executive producer on television shows such as Hip-Hop Evolution, Russel Peter’s Christmas Special, and the Indian Detective . Peters co-wrote his autobiography with his brother Clayton Peters and Dannis Koromilas entitled: Call Me Russell , which was published in 2010.
Wealth (income and earnings)
The comedian is said to have acquired a financial valuation of around $40 million in 2014, according to Forbes. As of 2019, Russell Peters net worth is reported to be around $55 million.
Family – parents, brothers, wife/girlfriend and daughter
The acclaimed comedian’s parents are Eric andMaureen Peters. He has an older brother, Clayton Peters, who is a manager and worked for nine years as a TV producer with Los Angeles-based Seven Summits’ Paul Canterna.
Regarding his personal life, Russell Petershas been romantically involved with a good number of women. He had his first love affair with popular Bollywood actress Sunny Leone which ended in 2007. He later joined Monica Diaz in August 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The union was blessed with a daughter, Crystianne Marie Peters, who joined the family two months early in December 2010.
Two years later, the couple signed divorce papers, and in 2016, Russell Peters hit Ruzanne Khetchian. Then, in December 2018, the savvy comedian revealed he was expecting a child with Jennifer Andrade.