Name: Yuvraj Singh Dhesi
Born: July 19, 1986
Occupation: Professional wrestler
Jinder Mahal was born on July 19, 1986 in Calgary, Alberta. Jinder’s uncle is a legendary Indian professional wrestler known as Gama Singh.
Jinder attended the University of Calgary, where he earned a business degree in communications and culture.
He first became interested in professional wrestling when he was still in his teens. He told his uncle that he wanted to become a pro-wrestler, in which the uncle obliged and gave him several industry contacts.
Jinder launched his pro-wrestling career at the Martial Arts Fitness Center in his hometown. He trained with Rick Bognar and performed at Premier Martial Arts Wrestling (PMW), where he wrestled as Raj Dhesi. Expanding his wrestling acumen, Jinder started to train with Allen Coage (Bad News Brown) and Gerry Morrow. He then competed for Great North Wrestling (GNW).
In 2010, Jinder tried out for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), and would use a Punjabi gimmick to get himself over. He would be signed to a developmental contract with the company’s Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW).
It would be about a year later when Jinder made his main roster debut on SmackDown. He worked a program with The Great Khali and Ranjin Singh. Jinder eventually formed a tag team with The Great Khali, but the duo quickly split up after failing to win the WWE Tag Team Championships. Jinder would flounder on the roster, entering into a wide array of feuds with the likes of Ted DiBiase, Ryback, Sheamus and Kane. After WWE had rebranded FCW to NXT, Jinder returned to the developmental system while still actively performing on the main roster.
In 2012, Jinder would help form a faction called 3MB, alongside Heath Slater and Drew McIntyre. Despite initial success by racking up several wins, the group eventually became a comedy midcard act. Two years later, Jinder was released from his WWE contract.
From to 2014 to 2016, Jinder would compete on the independent circuit. He worked with several promotions, including Reality of Wrestling (ROW), All Star Wrestling, World Wrestling Council, Qatar Pro Wrestling, Continental Wrestling Entertainment and Inoki Genome Federation (IGF).
In July 2016, WWE announced that it had re-signed Jinder, and he was signed to the Raw brand. After struggling on the main roster again, Jinder partnered with Rusev, but it didn’t last too long. Eventually, Jinder was shipped to SmackDown Live as part of the superstar shakeup. Jinder would immediately make an impact by becoming the No. 1 contender to Randy Orton’s WWE Championship. He defeated Randy at Payback to become WWE Champion.
We estimate that Jinder Mahal’s net worth is $300,000 (2017).
So how much is $300,000 really?
$300,000 can help start an independent pro-wrestling promotion in Calgary. $300,000 can also purchase more than 500 WWE replica championship belts.