Facts of Russell Peters
|Full Name||Russell Dominic Peters|
|Birth Name||Russell Dominic Peters|
|Profession||Stand-up Comedian, Actor|
|Birth City||Toronto, Ontario|
|Father Name||Eric Peters|
|Mother Name||Maureen Peters|
|Spouse||Jennifer Andrade (dating since 2017)|
|Relation With||Monica Diaz|
|No Of Children||2|
|Filmography||Source Code,New Year's Eve|
|Education||North Peel Secondary School|
|Date of Birth||September 29,1970|
Russell Peters, a Canadian born-stand-up comedian & actor is professional since 1989 & made hefty sum through comedy shows as well as DVD sales & book sales.
Famous for his observational comedy on culture & racism, Peters was considered 3rd highest-paid comedians by Forbes in 2013. Aside from stage shows as a comedian, Russell also made film appearances in Source Code (2011), New Year's Eve (2011) and Chef (2014).
How Much Is Net Worth Of Russell Peters In 2020?
With a comedy career of over 3 decades, the Toronto, Ontario-born comedian has garnered a net worth of $55 million as of May 2020, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Currently, the 49-year-old Russell Peters earns $19 million per year as his salary- all thanks to his versatile career as an actor & comedian. His YouTube revenue also adds up to his net worth.
In 2013, Forbes listed him #3 among highest-earning comedians with annual revenue of $21 million. Between June 2009 and June 2010, Russell made $15 million.
So far, the 2008 Gemini Award winner has released 5 comedy specials- his debut comedy album Outsourced (2006) earned him $110,000.
His most recent comedy special Deported released in January 2020.
Reportedly, Peters became the first comedian to sell-out Toronto's Air Canada Centre in 2007 for a single show, totaling ticket sales over 30,000 in a period of 2 days.
Also, Russell is the author of an autobiography, Call Me Russell, published on October 26, 2010.
Earnings From YouTube Channel
Peters owns an eponymous YouTube channel, created on August 23, 2016, & has over 1.05 million subscribers & a total of 210.513 million views as of May 2020.
According to Social Blade, Russell's channel can earn him $23.4K - $374.8K per year that breaks down to $2K - $31.2K per month.
Moreover, an avid user of Instagram, the Canadian comedian has over 393K followers & an engagement rate of 1.45%. If he signs an endorsement deal via Instagram, he can earn $1,173 - $1,955 per sponsored post as per Influencer Marketing Hub.
Professional Career Journey: Versatility In Comedy & Acting
Initially a DJ in Toronto in the 90s, Russell Peters began his career in comedy after American comedian George Carlin met him & inspired him for comedy career.
Following minor gigs in stages, Peters gained his career breakthrough as a stand-up comedian in 2004 after his performance at Canadian TV comedy show Comedy Now! went viral.
Subsequently, in 2006, he released his comedy special debut album Outsourced.
By 2007, the Canadian comedian's career began to skyrocket & became the first-ever comedian to sell-out Toronto's Air Canada Centre for a single show- sold 16,000.
Thereafter, in 2010, he had the largest stand-up comedy show ever in Australia with an audience of 13,880.
In 2013, Russell with the release of Notorious became the first comedian to get a Netflix stand-up special & later released 2nd Netflix special Almost Famous in 2016.
In collaboration with Amazon Prime Video, he released 2020 comedy special Deported in January. However, its tour The Deported Tour was postponed due to the corona virus (COVID-19 outbreak).
Film Appearance & Box Office Collection
In 1990, Russell made his TV debut through Comedy at Club 54 & later had his film debut in Boozecan in 1994.
As per IMDB, the Canadian records 41 acting credits & has appeared in commercially successful films: Source Code (2011) starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jeffrey Wright; and in New Year's Eve (2011) alongside Halle Berry, Robert De Niro & Zac Efron.
|Source Code (2011)||$31.9 million||$147.3 million|
|New Year's Eve (2011)||$56 million||$142 million|
|Chef (2014)||$11 million||$46 million|
|Fifty Shades of Black (2016)||$5 million||$22.2 million|
Active Charity Worker
Peters is active in charity works & supports Brampton Civic Hospital, Gilda Club and Heart House Hospice.
He established Russell Peters North Peel Scholarship in 2010; it awards $21,000 to students from Judith Nyman Secondary School with strong academics.
Lives In Los Angeles: Owns Multi-Residences Worth Millions Of Dollars
Currently, the father of 2 children, Russell lives in Los Angeles, California with his girlfriend Jennifer Andrade, where he owns several other properties.
In July 2017, the Canadian comedian & actor bought an 11,638 square feet house in Hollywood Hills featuring 8-bedroom & 8-bathroom for $6.45 million.
Also, Peters owns a house Woodland Hills in Los Angeles, California purchased alongside ex-wife Monica Diaz in 2012 for $1.46 million.
Furthermore, he has ownership of a condo in Las Vegas, bought in 2011 for $245,000 & another house in Henderson, Nevada, for which he paid $710,000 in 2007.
Reportedly in 2019, Russell put his Malibu estate spread on 10,000 square feet and features 7 bedrooms & 10 bathrooms for sale asking $7.995 million, despite the fact the property being a tenant-occupied until 2023.
The mansion cost him $4.725 million when he bought it in 2014.
As for a fact, no sales report on the Malibu property is out until now.
Formerly, the comedian had ownership of a three-story home in Studio City which he sold in 2016 for $2.5 million.
Is A Divorcee: Children & Relationship Update
Russell Peters was in a marital relationship with wife Monica Diaz, with whom he shares a daughter named Crystianna Marie Peters, born on December 14, 2010.
He & Monica married on August 20, 2010, at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, after a month of engagement (which they announced via Twitter).
However, they divorced later after announcing in 2012 that they were divorcing- kept the details low-key.
Now, the Canadian millionaire celebrity is in a relationship with girlfriend Jennifer Andrade; they are dating since 2017. Together, the couple welcomed a son Russell Santiago Peters in April 2018.
Reportedly, Russell has been in relationships with Ruzanna Khetchian (engaged from 2016- 2017) & Sunny Leone (2008).
Russell was born Russell Dominic Peters on September 29, 1970, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His parents Eric and Maureen Peters had Anglo-Indian ancestry.
Raised a Catholic, Peters grew up alongside elder brother Clayton, who now works as his manager.
He went to Chinguacousy Secondary School & later attended North Peel Secondary School in Bramalea.