Russell Peters
Russell Peters

Russell Peters is a Canadian stand-up comedian and actor. His contribution in the comedic industry is amazing and appealing to many people. His career officially kicked off in 1989, where Peters began performing in Toronto. His performances caught the attention of many people all over the world. He won a Gemini Award in 2008. In 2013, Peters became the first comedian to get a Netflix stand-up special.

Quick Biography

Russell Dominic Peters was born on the 29th of September 1970 in Toronto, Ontario, to his parents Eric and Maureen Peters. He has one brother Clayton Peters. Russell Peters studied at the Chinguacousy Secondary School for the 9th and 10th grade before gaining admission at the North Peel Secondary School in Bramalea for his grade 11 and 12.  In the start off, Peters was a comedian and later started acting.  He has then been taking part in numerous films as well as on the dais for his stand-up comics.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Rusell Dominic Peters
Age: 49 years old
Birth Date: September 29, 1970
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality: Canadian
Religion: N/A
Parents: Eric Peters and Maureen Peters
Spouse: N\A
Children: Rusell Santiago Peters and Crystianna Marie Peters
Height: 1.78m
Weight: 80 kg
Profession: Stand-up comedian, actor, radio presenter, and author.
Net Worth in 2020: $60 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Having been born on the 29th of September 1970, Russell Peters is currently 49 years old. Russell Peters stands at 1.78 meters and weighs 80 kilograms. Peters has dark brown eyes, and his hair is black.

School/College University

Russell Peters got enrolled at the Chinguacousy Secondary School in the 9th grade, and in the 11th grade, he got admission to the North Peel Secondary School in Bramalea and studied grade 12 there as well.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Russell Peters was born to Eric and Maureen Peters on September 29, 1970. He has one brother Clayton Peters who also serves as his manager. Russell is a Canadian citizen with Anglo-Indian ancestry.  On matters religion, Russell is a catholic.

Married, Affair, Relationship, Dating, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Russell Peters had a short-lived affair with actress Sunny Leone. In the period 20-2012, Russell was in another relationship with Monica Diaz, and the two got married in 2010. In December 2010the coupled welcomed a baby girl named Crystianna Marie Peters. In March 2012, the couple announced that they were divorcing. Since 2016, Russell has been in a relationship with Ruzanna Khetchian. The dual broke up, and currently, he is in a relationship with Jennifer Andrade.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Divorced
When did he get married? (married date): Monica Diaz (m. 2010–2012)
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Russell Peters Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Monica Diaz
Kids: Russell Santiago Peters and Crystianna Marie Peters.

Professional Life and Career

Russell’s professional career began with his performances in Toronto in 1989. Peters met American comedian George Carlin In 1992, who was one of his biggest influences. George advised Peters to get on stage whenever and wherever possible.

A turning point in Russell’s career came in 2004 though the airing of his performance on the Canadian TV comedy show Comedy Now. This show was aired on youtube and became viral. In 2017, Peters made an appearance on Top Gear America in the third episode of Season 1 as one of the guests.

Awards & Nominations

Russell’s career has been crowned with five wins out of the 16 nominations in which he has featured. Some of his notable awards include Canadian comedy awards in 2007 and 2008, Gemini wards in 2008, Peabody awards in 2016, and international Emmy awards in 2017.

Russell Peters Net Worth, Income & Salary in 2020

Russell Peters Net Worth
Russell Peters Net Worth

As of August 2020, Russell’s total net worth is estimated to be $60 million. He has earned this huge net worth from his career as a stand-up comedian and actor. Russell has also received multiple awards, which have contributed a huge sum to this net worth.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

In stand-up comedy, Russell Peters is one of the most controversial artists. In his acts, Russell relies heavily on racial, ethnic, and other stereotypes in the production of his content, a fact that has seen him being labeled as being a racist.  In 2013 there were rumors of unfriendliness between Russell Peters and fellow comedian Aziz Ansari.

This seemed to have been started when Peters felt that Ansari disrespected him while the two were shaking hands at an awards ceremony. As a result, Peters said that he wanted to respond to the disrespect; however according to peters,  Ansari, so small he could not hit him. In September 2013, Peters tweeted that the “war” between him and Ansari was over

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Russell Peters Facebook page has around 1,183,260 fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 4.12 million followers. Russell Peters Instagram account has around 366,800 followers while on YouTube, Russell Peters has around 766,930 subscribers. He uses his social media accounts to tackle issues such as racism, stereotypes, multiculturalism, and race relations.

Through the use of racial, ethnic, and other stereotypical jokes, Russell Peters has been able to curve his own niche in the stand-up comedy industry and, in the wake of this, earn a substantial fortune.

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