Russell Peters Net Worth

Russell Peters Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Russell Peters net worth is
$40 Million

Russell Peters Wiki Biography

Russell Dominic Peters was born on 29 September 1970, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and is a Canadian comedian, television producer, disc jockey, as well as an actor. To the public, Russell Peters is perhaps best known for his stand-up comedy performances, and stand-up comedy albums, which have brought him a lot of public exposure, since he launched his career in the late 1980s.

A well-known comedian as well as an actor, how rich is Russell Peters? According to sources, Russell Peters’ net worth is estimated to be $40 million, the majority of which he has accumulated through his stand-up comedy performances, as well as appearances on television screens.

Russell Peters Net Worth $40 Million

Russell Peters  studied at the Chinguacousy Secondary School, and later enrolled at North Peel Secondary School. Influenced by such famous comedians as Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy and George Carlin, Peters started to perform stand-up comedy at various local clubs in 1989. In 1992, Peters had an opportunity to meet one of his heroes – George Carlin – who gave him invaluable advice on stand-up comedy.

Since his first performance in Toronto in 1989, Russell Peters has performed in Malaysia, the United States, Ireland, Vietnam, Thailand, and the United Kingdom among other countries. His stand-up comedy topics usually range from race relations and stereotypes, to multiculturalism and Indian culture in particular.

His first comedy album entitled “Outsourced” didn’t come out until 2006 to generally positive reviews; in fact the album proved so popular with audiences that it received an 11-time Platinum certification for selling over 110,000 copies. Up to date, Peters has released four comedy albums, the most recent of which entitled “Notorious” came out in 2013. In addition to that, Russell Peters is notable for his appearances in various films and television series. Peters made his acting debut in the 1994 film called “Boozecan”. He then starred in Cheryl Dunye’s “My Baby’s Daddy” with Eddie Griffin, Method Man and Anthony Anderson, “Senior Skip Day” and “National Lampoon’s 301: The Legend of Awesomest Maximus” starring Will Sasso and Kristanna Loken. More recently, in 2014 he appeared alongside Aubrey Plaza and Daniel Roebuck in Tim Hill’s “Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas”, as well as Jon Favreau’s comedy-drama film entitled “Chef”.

During his career as a comedian, Peters sold out Air Canada Centre in 2007, was a host on Canada Day Comedy Festival, and has hosted the Juno Awards ceremony. In addition, in 2010 he published his first book entitled “Call Me Russell”. As his popularity grew, Peters started to be featured in various television shows, including “Def Comedy Jam”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, “Lopez Tonight with George Lopez” and, more recently, the reality talent show called “Last Comic Standing”. In 2013, he was the first comedian to perform a stand-up special for Netflix, and then in the same year, for his contributions to comedy, Russell Peters received a Trailblazer Award.

In regards to his personal life, Russell Peters  dated Sunny Leone, but they split-up in 2008. In 2010, he became engaged to Monica Diaz, who he married later that same year. Diaz gave birth to their daughter in 2010, yet by the end of 2012 Peters and Diaz had divorced. Russell is now engaged to Ruzanna Khetchian.

Full NameRussell Peters
Net Worth$40 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 29, 1970
Place Of BirthToronto, Canada, USA
Height5' 10" (1.78 m)
ProfessionComedian, Actor, Disc jockey, Television producer, Screenwriter
EducationChinguacousy Secondary School, North Peel Secondary School in Bramalea
SpouseMonica Diaz (m. 2010–2012)
ChildrenCrystianna Marie Peters
ParentsEric Peters, Maureen Peters
SiblingsClayton Peters
NicknamesRussell Dominic Peters
AwardsTrailblazer Award (2013), Gemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series (2008), Canadian Comedy Award for Live / Best Stand-Up - Large Venue/Juried Categories / Dave Broadfoot Award (2008/2007)
AlbumsOutsourced (Comedy album), Red, White and Brown (2008), he Green Card Tour: Live from the O2 Arena (2011), Notorious (2013, Netflix) Almost Famous (2016)
NominationsGemini Awards for Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or Series, Canadian Screen Awards, Canadian Comedy Award for Live / Best Male Stand-Up (2004)
MoviesSource Code (2011), New Year's Eve (2011), Chef (2014), The Indian Detective (TV Mini-Series, 2017), BoJack Horseman (2016), The Con Artist (2010), Hip-Hop Evolution (2016)
TV ShowsComedy at Club 54 (1990), Comedy Now! (2004), Angelo Tsarouchas: Bigger Is Better (2009), Comics Without Borders (2008), The Joe Rogan Experience (2010-2016)
1Imitating accents
2Humorous observations of cultures
1The fans in Canada have been there since day one. They're the originals. When people say that's your roots, that's literally my roots. I've just cut this tree off and replanted it somewhere else and it started growing. But the roots are there.
2[on Bollywood films]It's not that I'm not a fan. It's just that if you gave me the option between cutting my testicles off or making me watch one of those films, I'd be like 'Get those knives sharpened up, would you?'
3[on his parents' view of his becoming a comedian] Their reaction was kind of like if your child tells you they want to be an astronaut, you pat them on the head say 'Yes, honey, you go and be an astronaut.'..They had no clue what it was or what that meant. They weren't like 'Oh no, not a comedian! You mean gigs, long months on the road, late nights and skanky chicks?' They had no point of reference for it all. I might as well have said, 'Dad, I'm going to make houses on the moon'.
4I'm a hip-hop junkie. I've been listening to the music for over 20 years. That's very much shaped who I am and the way I think, how I look at things and how I dress, how I carry myself.
5I found one guy was Trinidadian, posing as an Indian, One guy was Iranian, posing as an Indian. I'm the real deal, baby! So it's really cool that I'm first. It doesn't matter who comes after me, or who's better than me. The fact of the matter is that I was the first.
6[on using other people's comedy ideas] It's like wearing another man's underwear. Why would you do that?
7I have a phenomenal memory. I remember every single thing that anybody said to me, ever did to me, who was nice to me and who was not nice to me. In the business at least. And I see how these guys react to me. It's all smiles and 'I'm so glad to see ya! You're doing really well!' I'm like,'Wait, I remember you being a dick to me back in the day'.
8People 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.
9"Indians are the second largest population in the world, but we're invisible on TV - everything is either black or white." (Western Gazette, November 24th 2000)
1Peters proposed to girlfriend Monica Diaz on July 10, 2010 at the Los Angeles International Airport. He announced the engagement via Twitter. The couple married on August 20, 2010 at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. The wedding was attended by about 20 guests, including an Elvis impersonator. Peters and Diaz are expecting their first child, a girl, due February 23, 2011. When announcing the pregnancy, Peters told The Canadian Press, "Did I get married because she was knocked up? I would say that expedited it".
2His heritage is Anglo-Indian.
3Hosted the Canada Day Comedy Festival in 2006.
4He began performing in Toronto in 1989.
5His parents' names are Eric and Maureen Peters.


Supercon2017post-productionKeith Mahar
The Clapper2017post-productionStillerman
The Indian Detective2017TV Mini-Series announcedDoug D'Mello
Public SchooledfilmingMr. Germaine
TCB BabyannouncedMichael (rumored)
Life in Pieces2016TV SeriesDr. Tak Oh
BoJack Horseman2016TV SeriesDriver
Family Guy2016TV Series
The Jungle Book2016Rocky the Rhino (voice)
Fifty Shades of Black2016Dean Jordan
Royal Canadian Air Farce2015TV SeriesDoctor Malcolm Sidwell
Codename: The Dragon2015TV MovieHacker Ted
Spun Out2015TV SeriesRay
Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever2014TV MovieSanta
Wings: Sky Force Heroes2014Jumbo Boss Man (voice)
Ribbit2014Deepak (English version, voice)
Chef2014Miami Cop
Tom Green Live2013TV Series
Off Season: Lex Morrison Story2013TV MovieRomulus
Mr. D2013TV SeriesJody Green
Are We There Yet?2012TV SeriesToby Palmer
Yak2012Zork (English version, voice)
Girl in Progress2012Emile
Bob's Burgers2012TV SeriesTran
Bobby Khan's Ticket to Hollywood2011Jack the Store Manager
New Year's Eve2011Chef Sunil (segment "Jensen & Laura's Story")
Le Noël de Walter et Tandoori2011Tandoori
Breakaway2011Sonu Singh
The Legend of Awesomest Maximus2011Pervius
Source Code2011Max Denoff
The Con Artist2010Randall Pogue
Senior Skip Day2008VideoUncle Todd
The Take2007Dr. Sharma
Quarter Life Crisis2006Dilip Kumar
My Baby's Daddy2004Obstetrician
Tiger Claws III2000Det. Elliot
The Big Stage1999TV Series
Boozecan1994Snake's Friend


Russell Peters: Almost Famous2016TV Special executive producer
Hip-Hop Evolution2016TV Mini-Series documentary executive producer - 4 episodes
Hip-Hop Evolution2016Documentary executive producer
Codename: The Dragon2015TV Movie co-producer
Russell Peters: Notorious2013TV Special executive producer
A Russell Peters Christmas Special2011TV Special executive producer / producer
Russell Peters: The Green Card Tour - Live from The O2 Arena2011TV Special executive producer
Russell Peters Presents2009TV Special documentary executive producer
Angelo Tsarouchas: Bigger Is Better2009TV Special executive producer
Russell Peters: Red, White and Brown2008TV Special executive producer
Comics Without Borders2008TV Series executive producer - 9 episodes
Russell Peters: Outsourced2006TV Special executive producer
Russell Peters: Two Concerts, One Ticket2006Video documentary executive producer


Russell Peters: Almost Famous2016TV Special
Russell Peters: Notorious2013TV Special
Russell Peters Versus the World2013TV Series documentary
A Russell Peters Christmas Special2011TV Special writer
Russell Peters: The Green Card Tour - Live from The O2 Arena2011TV Special
Russell Peters: Red, White and Brown2008TV Special
Def Comedy Jam2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Russell Peters: Outsourced2006TV Special
Russell Peters: Two Concerts, One Ticket2006Video documentary
Comedy Now!1997TV Series writer - 1 episode


Back to Sparta2015Documentary very special thanks
That's So Awesome2011TV Series grateful acknowledgment - 1 episode


Do You Think I'm a Joke?Documentary filmingHimself
Howie Mandel All-Star Comedy Gala2017TV SpecialHimself
@midnight2016TV SeriesHimself
Russell Peters: Almost Famous2016TV SpecialHimself
Chelsea2016TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2016TV SeriesHimself
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson2016TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Dying Laughing2016DocumentaryHimself
Lip Sync Battle2016TV SeriesHimself - Competitor
Pop Culture Underground2015TV SeriesHimself
Being Canadian2015DocumentaryHimself
World's Funniest2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Just for Laughs: 15 Years of Gags2015TV MovieHimself
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
Russell Peters & Friends2014TV MovieHimself - Host
Delivery2014/IDocumentaryHimself - Comedian
Last Comic Standing2014TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Himself - Judge & Comedian
Larry King Now2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Wings: Sky Force Heroes - Bringing the Characters to Life2014Video shortHimself
Meet the Patels2014DocumentaryHimself
2013 Soul Train Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
In Bed with Joan2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Bethenny2013TV SeriesHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
Russell Peters: Notorious2013TV SpecialHimself
Russell Peters Versus the World2013TV Series documentaryHimself
My Date with Hugh2013Documentary
The Hour2008-2013TV SeriesHimself
Absolutely Jason Stuart2013TV SeriesHimself
Who Gets the Last Laugh?2013TV SeriesHimself
Speakeasy: With Paul F. Tompkins2013TV SeriesHimself
Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings2013TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself
The Burn with Jeff Ross2012TV SeriesHimself
Red Light Comedy: Live from Amsterdam2012TV SeriesHimself - Host
Breakaway: Making Breakaway2012Video shortHimself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself
A Russell Peters Christmas Special2011TV SpecialHimself - Host
The 12th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
8 Out of 10 Cats2011TV SeriesHimself
The Marilyn Denis Show2011TV SeriesHimself
26th Annual Gemini Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Green Room with Paul Provenza2011TV SeriesHimself
A Day in the Life2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Lopez Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Russell Peters: The Green Card Tour - Live from The O2 Arena2011TV SpecialHimself
42nd NAACP Image Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The Dating Guy2010TV SeriesHimself
Cedric the Entertainer's Urban Circus2010TV Special documentaryHimself
The 10th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Comics Unleashed2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
Russell Peters Presents2009TV Special documentaryHimself - Host
Juno Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2009TV SeriesHimself
Russell Peters: Red, White and Brown2008TV SpecialHimself
The 9th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself (Winner - Best Large Venue Stand-up)
Comics Without Borders2008TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2008TV SeriesHimself
Def Comedy Jam2008TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Just for Laughs2005-2008TV SeriesHimself
Pulse: The Desi Beat2007TV SeriesHimself
Video on Trial2007TV SeriesHimself
Let's All Hate Toronto2007DocumentaryHimself
Russell Peters: Outsourced2006TV SpecialHimself
CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival2006TV SeriesHimself - Host
Russell Peters: Two Concerts, One Ticket2006Video documentaryHimself
The 5th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Nominee (Male Stand-up)
The 4th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
The Jack Docherty Show1999TV SeriesHerself
Comedy Now!1997TV SeriesHimself
Live at Jongleurs1997TV SeriesHimself - Comedian

Archive Footage

Video on Trial2008TV SeriesHimself

Nominated Awards

2013Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CABest Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or SeriesA Russell Peters Christmas Special (2011)
2004GeminiGemini AwardsBest Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or SeriesComedy Now! (1997)

Known for movies

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