Jagmeet Singh : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Career

Jagmeet Singh is a Member of the Canadian House of Commons know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Career

Jagmeet Singh : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Career
Jagmeet Singh
  Bio
Name Jagmeet Singh
Birthdate ( Age) 2 January 1979
Place of Birth Scarborough, Toronto, Canada
Nationality Scarborough, Toronto, Canada
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Gurkiran Kaur Sidhu (m. 2018)
Children Not Known 
Parents Jagtaran SinghHarmeet Kaur
Education Detroit Country Day School - Middle SchoolOsgoode Hall Law SchoolWestern University
Profession Member of the Canadian House of Commons
Net Worth $1 Million - $5 Million
Last Update September 2021

Jagmeet Singh Jimmy Dhaliwal MP is a Canadian politician who has served as the leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP) since 2017. 

Jagmeet Singh and Wife Gurkiran Kaur Sidhu

A practicing Sikh of Punjabi descent, Singh is an Indo-Canadian, making him the first visible minority to be elected to lead a major federal political party in Canada.

Early Life and Family

Jagmeet was born on January 2, 1979, in Scarborough, Ontario, to Harmeet Kaur and Jagtaran Singh,immigrant Indian Punjabi parents from the Indian state of Punjab. His mother is from Ghudani Khurd, in Punjab's Ludhiana district, while his father is from Thikriwala, in Barnala district.

His great-grandfather was Sewa Singh Thikriwala, a political activist who campaigned for the cause of Indian independence.Another of Jagmeet's great-grandfathers is Hira Singh, who served in World War I and World War II in the Sikh Regiment of the British Indian Army.

After a year as a toddler living with his grandparents in India, Singh spent his early childhood in St. John's and Grand Falls-Windsor, both in Newfoundland and Labrador, before relocating with his family to Windsor, Ontario.Singh has publicly discussed suffering sexual abuse as a child, as well as having a father who was alcoholic and abusive.

Jagmeet Singh Wife

Jagmeet Singh became engaged to Gurkiran Kaur Sidhu in 2018, a fashion designer and co-founder of jangiiro, a Punjabi clothing line. He proposed to her at the vegetarian restaurant where they had their first date, in front of friends, family, and members of the media that Singh had invited.The pair married on February 22, 2018.

Jagmeet Singh Net Worth

Jagmeet Singh Jimmy Dhaliwal MP is a Canadian politician who has served as the leader of the New Democratic Party who has an estimated Net Worth of $1 Million - $5 Million in 2021.

Professional Career

Jagmeet Singh  worked as a criminal defence lawyer in the Greater Toronto Area before entering politics, first at the law firm Pinkofskys, then at his own practice, Singh Law, which he established with Gurratan.During his time as a lawyer he offered free legal rights seminars across Ontario and provided pro bono legal counsel for people and community organizations in need. 

In a Toronto Star article published January 9, 2012, Singh stated that his background in criminal defence contributed to his decision to enter politics, particularly his work advocating for the protection of rights entrenched in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

He began his political career with his decision to run for Member of Parliament in the 2011 federal election as the NDP candidate in the riding of Bramalea—Gore—Malton.During the election, Singh stopped using his surname, Dhaliwal (which is connected to caste), because he wanted to signal his rejection of the inequality inherent in the Indian caste system. 

Instead, he chose to use Singh, which reflects the spiritual belief in an egalitarian society where all enjoy equitable access to rights and justice.lthough he was defeated by Conservative candidate Bal Gosal by 539 votes, Singh finished ahead of incumbent Liberal MP Gurbax Singh Malhi.

Jagmeet Singh was elected leader of the federal NDP in the leadership election on October 1, 2017, having won on the first ballot with 53.8 per cent of the vote.Soon after his election as leader, Singh named leadership rival Guy Caron as parliamentary leader of the NDP.

On August 8, 2018, Singh announced he would be running in a by-election to replace Kennedy Stewart as the Member of Parliament for Burnaby South. Stewart had resigned in order to make an ultimately successful bid for Mayor of Vancouver.He relocated to Burnaby for the election and won on February 25, 2019, with 38.9 per cent of the vote.