Russell Peters Net Worth, Tour, Comedian, Married, Fiance, and Children

Published Date   03rd Apr. 2018, 16:51 pm
Russell Peters Net Worth, Tour, Comedian, Married, Fiance, and Children Image Source: The Canadian Encyclopedia
Quick Info
Birth Name: Russell Dominic Peters
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Birth Sign: Libra
Father: Eric Peters
Mother: Maureen Peters
Spouse: Monica Diaz (divorced), Ruzanna Khetchian (Fiance)
Height: 5 feet 10 Inch (1.78 m)
Weight: 209 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Date of Birth: 29/09/1970
Age: 52 years old
Nationality: Canadian
Net Worth: $60 million
College: Chinguacousy Secondary School and North Peel Secondary School
Children: Crystianna Marie Peters

Canadian importer Russell Peters is the wealthiest and highest-paid comedian. He was enlisted as the top-earning comedian of the year 2009, 2010 and 2013 under the Forbes list. Peters tour for 2018 titled THE DEPORTED WORLD TOUR focused on the current political affairs is recently creating a massive buzz among comedy lovers.

Russell is a prominent Canadian comedian and the winner of the multiple awards including Gemini Award critically acclaimed for the shows Source Code (2011), New Year’s Eve (2011), Chef (2014), and The Jungle Book (2016). As of April 2018, he is recently filming #NoJoke and Man of a Funny Age. 

Early Life and Education

Russell Dominic Peters was born on September 29, 1970, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to father Eric Peters and mother Maureen Peters. Peters parents are of Anglo-Indian descent. Russell’s father worked as a federal meat inspector in Bombay India.

Growing up, he spent most of his childhood in Brampton with sibling Clayton Peters who is now Russell’s manager. Peters studied at Chinguacousy Secondary School following North Peel Secondary School.


Russell Peters began his career as a stand-up comedian making a performance in Toronto in 1989. Struggling for several years, he instantly earned massive popularity in the international comedy scenario following the YouTube video of his stand-up comedy.

In addition, he is popular all around the world often leading sold-out stadiums in the international platform and venues. Along with this, Peters is also a producer and writer working in the United States.

At the very beginning, Peters has an appearance on the CBC’s comedy show Comics which received both financial success and criticism. Though the comic received less critical Peter, individually,  was nominated for Gemini Awards for his performance.

Subsequently, he arose in the industry establishing himself as the public figure with the sharp and clean personality.


Russell Peters began his movie career in 1994  debuting the show Boozecan. Since then, he has made remarkable appearances in My Baby’s Daddy (2004), The Take (2007), The Legend of Awesomest Maximus (2011),  Royal Canadian Air Farce (2015), Fifty Shades of Black (2016), The Indian Detective (2017), and many more.

Peters is mostly cast as an Indian character in movies. As of April 2018, he has an appearance in the comedy film Supercon.


The king of the comic character Russell Peters has his first appearance on the TV show Comedy Now! in 1997. Since the day, he has more than 90 credits in the TV Shows.

CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival (2006), Def Comedy Jam (2008), The Hour (2008-13), Last Comic Standing (2014), Dying Laughing (2016), The Joe Rogan Experience (2010-16), and many more. By 2017, he has an appearance in the shows like Wild ‘N Out, Big in Finland, and Man of a Fun Age.

Producer and Writer

Apart from the comic section, Peters is also an executive producer. Until 2018, he has 14 major credits in the production department.

He is the executive producer of the shows Codename: The Dragon (2015), Hip-Hop Evolution (2016), Russell Peters: Almost Famous (2016), and The Indian Detective (2017).

Since 1997 Peters is working as a writer and Russell Peters: Almost Famous, Notorious is his recent projects.

Net Worth and Earning

According to the Famous People, Russell Peters net worth is estimated to be $60 million as of January 2017.  Similarly, according to the Richest, Russell Peters net worth was $40 million in 2015.

So, comparing the earning of two different years, we could estimate Comedian Peters is certainly crossing six figures in 2018.

Under Forbes list, Russell was the third-highest paid comedian earning $21 million in 2013 and $9 million in 2016. In 2015, Peters annual earning was $19 million.

As a comedian, Peters keeps on touring national and international countries Australia, England, The United Arab Emirates, Sweden, United States, Singapore, South Africa, Norway, India, The Philippines, Canada for comedy festivals.

In 2012/2013 NOTORIOUS WORLD TOUR around the world had remained the best with the participation of over 300,000 fans.

In 2007, a ticket was sold in every two seconds in Delhi. Peters was able to gather the participation of over 10,000 fans in Delhi and sell the 9000 tickets in one day for his O2 Wireless date in London in 2008.

As of Facebook profile,  Russell is the first South Asian to sell the Apollo Theater, world-famous theatre, located in Harlem and the first comedian to sell out Air Canada Centre for four times.

Also, Peters has broken the box office record in 2009 in the UK standing as the highest ticket selling individual, over 16,000 tickets. The same year, he had collected $2 million in Australia and $1 million is Singapore after headlining just two shows.

His DVD’s Outsourced and ‘The Green Card Tour’, ‘Red, White and Brown’ was sold around the world with more than 35,000 copies. He is also the global ambassador for Toronto Tourism.

Peters is also a member of USO Tour participating in different countries including Djibouti, Greenland, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pearl Harbour, USS Eisenhower.


Russell owns a Hidden Hills Mansion in California worth of $6,450,000. The mansion with 11,638 square feet arena includes 8 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms.Russell Peters Net Worth, Tour

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Russell Peters Hidden Hills Mansion in California worth of $6,450,000

In addition, Russell has a Malibu Mansion costing $11,950,000. The mansion with approximate area 10,000 square feet covers 9 bedrooms, 9 full and 2 half bathrooms.Russell Peters Net Worth, Tour

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Russell Peters Net Worth: Peters listed Malibu Mansion in California for $11,950,000

The property was purchased back in 2014 for $4.725 million and remolded completely in 2015. Thus, he listed the mansion with an asking price triple than the real value in 2016.

In Jan 2018, according to the Wall Street Journal, Peters has listed his Malibu in the market with an asking price $8.8 million which he had bought back in 2014 investing $4.725 million. The property located just off Pacific Coast Highway includes 7 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.

Prior, in 2016, he has also listed his house in Studio City in the market with an asking price $3 million.Russell Peters Net Worth, Tour

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Russell Peters listed his house in Studio City in the market for $3 million

Peters had bought the house 7 years ago for $1.96 million. The property roughly with 5,900 square feet area has 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms including a guest room.


Russell has a sizeable fancy cars collection. Until 2018, he has 8 cars including 1964 Impala convertible, 2007 Audi S8, Bentley Continental GTC, and Infiniti M45, 2009 Jaguar XFR, 2010 Range Rover Sports Supercharged, Porsche Panamera Turbo, and Lexus LX570.

 Personal life and Affairs

Peters married Monica Diaz on August 20, 2010, following the proposal on July 10 at Los Angeles International Airport.

The wedding took place at  A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The love-birds exchanged their vows in front of 20 guests.

Together the couple has a daughter Crystianna Marie Peters born on February 23, 2011.

Unfortunately, the duo divorced in 2012. According to the Global News, Peters engaged to Ruzanna Khetchian in October 2016 but still is unmarried.  Russell Peters Net Worth, Tour

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Russell Peters with his fiance Ruzanna Khetchian after divorcing his first wife Monica Diaz

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