Russell Peters Net Worth

By Mixxerly Updated: OCTOBER 07, 2021

How much money does Russell Peters make monthly and yearly? How much is Russell Peters' net worth?

About Russell Peters

Russell Dominic Peters is a Canadian stand-up comedian, actor, and producer. As of , Russell Peters' estimated net worth is at least $80M. He makes $20M a year as a comedian and entertainer.

Russell Peters began performing in Toronto in 1989 and won a Gemini Award in 2008. In 2013, he was number three on Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid comedians, and became the first comedian to get a Netflix stand-up special. He also won the Peabody Award and the International Emmy Award for Best Arts Programming for producing Hip-Hop Evolution (2016). He lives in Los Angeles.

What is Russell Peters' Net Worth?

As of , Russell Peters' estimated net worth is at least $80M. He makes $20M a year as a comedian and entertainer.

Peters began performing in Toronto in 1989. He has since gone on to perform in several countries.

In 1992, Peters met American comedian George Carlin, one of his biggest influencers, who advised him to get on stage whenever and wherever possible. Peters said he "took that advice to heart, and I think that's the reason I am where I am now." In 2007, 15 years later, he hosted one of Carlin's last shows before the comedian's death the following year.

On September 28, 2013, Peters was awarded the 2013 Trailblazer award by the Association of South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment (ASAMME) for good contributions to comedy. He is among the first South Asians to achieve international success in the field.

In 2017, Peters made an appearance on Top Gear America in the third episode of season 1 as one of the guests.

According to Forbes, Peters earned an estimated $15 million between June 2009 and June 2010, continuing his run as one of the highest-paid comedians, after earning an estimated $5 million the prior year. Forbes ranked him as the third-highest-paid comedian. In 2013, he earned $21 million, according to Forbes' estimate.

Early life of Russell Peters

Peters was born in Toronto on September 29, 1970 to immigrant Indian parents, both of mixed Anglo-Indian descent, Eric and Maureen Peters, who had moved to Canada in 1965 from Bombay, Maharashtra, and Calcutta, West Bengal, respectively. Peters was raised Catholic.

When Peters was four, he and his family moved to the Toronto suburb of Brampton. He attended Chinguacousy Secondary School for grades 9–10, and North Peel Secondary School in Bramalea for grades 11–12. In school, he was regularly bullied because of his ethnicity. He eventually learned boxing, which helped him resist the bullying. Peters also became a fan of hip hop in his youth. By the 1990s, he was a well-connected DJ in the Toronto scene.

Peters's older brother, Clayton, serves as his manager.

Favorite Quotes from Russell Peters

“I hate Bollywood. The movies are all garbage, just terrible. It’s my opinion; obviously, there are billions who like and love them. I don’t like all the singing, dancing and all the dramatic crying. I have never seen a Bollywood film in my life.” – Russell Peters
“Do it [stand-up comedy] because it feels like the right thing to do. Do it because you don’t want to do anything else. There is something in you that does not want you to do anything else other than comedy.” – Russell Peters
“I would get bullied a lot. You know, it was the ’70s and ’80s, so it was a lot of racism back then towards Indian people. And it wasn’t actual hatred, it was just that blind, ‘Let’s pick on that guy.’ You know, and you’ve got to figure that I was a very small kid. And I had a big mouth, so I’m sure that didn’t help.” – Russell Peters
“I’m a hip-hop guy, and the first time I heard Eminem was in 96. He was on a record with Shabban Siddiq. I was like, Who is this guy? He’s dope! The first album came out: awesome. Second album came out: awesome. Third album, I was like, Eh. He started to get really successful. He wasn’t mine anymore.” – Russell Peters
“I don’t think Indian actors are good. A couple of them are, like Anupam Kher, but not many are there like him in the industry. There are thousands of actors and actresses in the industry, but you can count on hand how many of them are really good; the rest of them are just pretty faces.” – Russell Peters