Who is Russell Peters and what is his net worth 2018? It’s a pity that this article doesn’t contain a Russell Peters Net Worth joke but please, cooperate. Everybody knows Russell Peters as a comedian. Some of us prefer to know him as the supreme ‘racist comedian’. But that’s stand-up comedy. It involves adding humour to otherwise what’s considered to be sensitive. Russell Peters is an especially popular comedian in the Indian subcontinent which is attributable to his Indian descent, perhaps. While he is primarily known as just a comedian, he is more than that. Acting and writing are two other arts that he has given a shot at, acting a little bit more seriously.
Aged 46, born on the 29th of September 1970, Russell began performing as a comedian 19 years later, in Toronto in the year 1989. Currently, he resides in Los Angeles but he was born and brought up in Toronto, Canada. His father is from India and hence, the Indian connect. During his youth, he experimented with a lot of things. For instance, there was a time when he was deeply into ‘hip-hop’ and Dj-ing.
Although his career as a comedian began in 1989, according to him itself, it wasn’t until 2004 that his career really took off thanks to his performance in a Canadian TV show, Comedy Now!. Right through his career he has looked George Carlin as his mentor. Presently, he remains single although he was married for two years and even bore a child to his then wife, Monica Diaz.
Notably and stated above as well, his performance in Comedy Now! in 2004, set the tone for his successful career. In 2007, he set a new a record. A complete sell-out at Toronto’s Air Canada Center, a feat that no comedian before had ever achieved. He set a similar record in Sydney, in the year 2010 when his show gathered the largest audience for a stand-up comedy show ever in Australia. Apart from these records, he won a couple of awards as well. In 2013, he won the Trailblazer award for his contributions to comedy. While in 2008, he won his most important award; the Gemini Award.
Net Worth of Russell Peters
Before getting into figures, let’s understand his sources of income. Comedy shows, endorsements, writing and acting. That’s how he made all that he made in his career. His estimated net worth is around $60 million. Financially, 2013 was his best year and in 2013, he was the third highest earning comedian in the world according to Forbes.
Russell Peters is a truly contemporary comedian who’s genre includes anything insulting. Yet, he doesn’t insult, he brings laughter to people’s faces all over the world. Being a comedian in that respect is a gift. He is truly a multi-faceted human being with obviously, a great sense of humour. Despite his personal setback in relation to his marriage, he has moved on and is presently engaged to Ruzanna Khetchian. The boy who got bullied in his childhood is now a man with his name everywhere, in films, in TV shows, in books, on Youtube and where not.