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Russell Peters Net Worth: Ruѕѕеll Реtеrѕ іѕ a popular ѕtаnd-uр соmеdіаn аnd асtоr оf Аnglо-Іndіаn clan. Russell Peters ѕtаrtеd hіѕ саrееr bу реrfоrmіng іn Тоrоntо, аnd hе is оnе оf thе richest соmеdіаnѕ іn thе wоrld.
Today, Ruѕѕеll Реtеrѕ net worth is estimated to be close to $55 million dollars.
Russell Peters Net Worth:
|Net Worth:||$55 Million|
|Real Name:||Russell Dominic Peters|
|Birth Place:||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|How Tall / Height:||5′ 11″|
|Profession:||Comedian and actor|
Russell Peters distributed his personal history in an autobiography, ‘Call Me Russell,’ in 2010.
As per Forbes Magazine, he earned an expected $15 Million between June 2009 and June 2010, and $21 million as of 2013, making him one of the most astounding comedic acts of the 2000s.
Forbes even ranked Peters as the 3rd highly compensated comedian. As of 2022, Russell Peters’s net worth is an estimated $55 million dollars.
Who Is Russell Peters?
Russell was born in Toronto, Canada to working-class Anglo-Indian Parents, Russell Peters dared to deviate from a family tradition of having stable jobs and opted for stand up comedy.
Russell Peters was the third richest comedian with an estimated net worth as of $40 million dollars by the end of December 2014.
Russell Peters has actually been listed in the Forbes list of richest comedians for several years since his career took off in 2007. He has kept progressively climbing that list to now being in the list of the richest comedians.
Fellow comedian Chris Rock once joked that he is the most famous person nobody ever heard of and a friend of his, Lisa Lampanelli said she does not know why he is not known yet he owns 10 Bentley’s.
Unlike most of his peers who have got both fame and fortune, Russell Peters has made more fortune than fame especially in America.
Peters has broken sales records outside of America selling tickets for shows held in some of the biggest Arenas in the world, like the O2 in London.
Being the funny man that he is, he has capitalized on his obscurity to make even more money with a tour that he named, “Almost Famous.” The show was sold out.
It has not always been a smooth ride for the Comedian and actor. Russell Peters started off performing far back in 1989, doing small gigs here and there.
He says it was in 1992 when he met comedian George Carlin who encouraged him to take up every opportunity to get up on stage and perform.
Russell took up his advice and it eventually paid off in 2004 when he performed on the TV show “Comedy Now.”
His performance was uploaded onto YouTube and it went viral, getting him noticed by a number of people outside of America and Canada who found his racial observations amusing.
The year 2007, however, is when Russell Peters really started making the big money in his life. He became the first comedian in Canadian history to sell out the Toronto Air Canada Centre, in just two days, he sold 30,000 tickets.
He followed up that record 2 years later in London where he broke the UK comedy sales record selling 16,000 tickets, filling up the O2 Arena.
The following year in 2010 he set another record in Australia when he sold over 13 thousand tickets to his show in Sydney. In Singapore, he set another record filling up the Singapore Indoor Stadium in 2012.
These are just the record-breaking performances he has had, however, he has staged shows all around the world including…
- South Africa,
- New Zealand,
- Jamaica, the Middle East and many more.
All these shows have contributed to his immense wealth.
Russell Peters is also an actor. His 2014’s film was the “Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever” where he plays, Santa Claus. He also played the role of a Miami Cop in ‘The Chef’ which is also a 2014 movie.
In total, between 1994 and 2014 he has landed roles in 18 different movies in Canada and the United States. One of his first movies was an Indian Movie.
To add to his net worth, he has sold thousands of copies of his DVDs. In 2006, he made his debut album “Outsourced” which sold over 100 thousand copies in Canada and it remained on the Comedy DVD charts for more than a year.
Russell Peters followed that up with “Red White and Brown” which he released in Canada in 2008 and then in the U.S the following year. He also has a book which is his Autobiography titled “Call me Russell”
How Much Money Does Russell Peters Make?
Basically, the bulk of Russell Peter’s net worth is contributed by his tours. In 2013, he made $21 million dollars from his Almost Famous world tour, in Australia, he made $2 million in just 2 days and in Singapore, he made $1 million from two shows.
With such shows, he is able to bag $21 million in salary annually and finance a life of luxury with a big house in Malibu, Las Vegas, Ontario and a collection of fancy cars which include a…
- Range Rover,
- Jaguar, and a classic 1964 Impala convertible.
In 2007, Peters won the ‘Dave Broadfoot Award’ and in 2008 he won the ‘Live Stand-Up – Large Venue’ at the ‘Canadian Comedy Awards.’ He also won an ‘NAACP Image Award’ in 2011.
He was given the ‘Trailblazer Award‘ in 2013 by the Associations of South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment’ for his commitments in the field of amusement and parody.
In 2008, he dated Sunny Leone, as of now she’s a Bollywood actress and performer. On tenth July 2010, he proposed to his better half ‘Monica Diaz’ at Los Angeles International Airport and they got hitched on twentieth August that year.
On fourteenth December 2010, his little girl ‘Crystianna Marie Peters’ was conceived. He separated from his significant other in 2012 and as of now is engaged to ‘Ruzanna Khetchian.’
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Quotes from Russell Peters.
“I like the sound of laughter. I was the guy in the group of friends that would always make the friends laugh. And everyone was like, ‘You should do stand up,’ so I gave it a shot, and ta-da! They were right.”
— Russell Peters
“I’ve seen racism in my audiences. For example, I’ve seen people laugh at every other group, but then clam up when it comes to their community. You can’t laugh at everyone else and then not laugh at yourself. You shouldn’t be at my show if you can’t laugh at yourself.”
— Russell Peters
“People always say ‘You do racial comedy.’ And I don’t, exactly. I do cultural comedy. Because race and culture are two different things. There’s black people from America and then there’s black people from Africa. Racially, they’re the same; culturally, they’re extremely different.”
— Russell Peters
“There’s a big difference between race and culture. Because racially, I’m an Indian man. Culturally, not at all.”
— Russell Peters