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 Canadian TV show, Comedy Now. He attended Chinguacousy Secondary school for the grades of 9-10, and North Peel Secondary school for 11-12 grades.
During his professional career, which spread over 28 years, he has been awarded many awards including 26th Annual Gemini Award in 2011. Now let’s have a close look at Russell Peter’s net worth in 2018.
Russell Peter Early Life
Russell Peters was born on 29 September 1970 in Toronto, Canada. But basically, he is an Indian origin actor. Russell 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 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 to Monica. He established the Russell Peters North Peel Scholarship, worth of $20,000 and is awarded to students of North Peel Secondary School.
Russell Peter Career
Russell began his career as a comedian in 1989, and during his teenage, he experimented with many things and time come, when he was deeply involving in ‘hip-hop’ and Dj-ing things. During the early years of his professional career, he does not find much success. His career really took off after his performance in comedy Show, Comedy Now. That show was uploaded on YouTube and goes to viral. In addition, 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 26th Annual Gemini Award, which he received in 2011, is most notable.
Awards & Achievements:
Russell has been awarded by 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 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 writing. He got Canadian screen award by “Russell peter Christmas special” and shared this award with four other writers.
Net worth of Russell Peter:
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 really 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.
Russell Peters is an admirable and contemporary comedian who brings laughter to faces of people. He includes on best and loveable comedian of Canada. He is a multitalented comedian with a great sense of humor. He started comedy in just 19 years but got attention in 2004 during his show on Canadian TV. He won many awards by bringing cheer to people’s face.
Despite his broke up with Monica, he has moved on, and his name is everywhere, in shows, in films, in TV and where not. He is a good writer. Also, has written many plays for himself. The famous writing sample name is “Russell peter Christmas special.”