Sidhu Moose Wala Net Worth

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Net Worth $ 5,000,000
Real name Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu a.k.a. Sidhu Moose Wala
Source of Wealth Music career
Profession Indian rapper, singer, and songwriter
Date of Birth Jun 11, 1993
Zodiac Gemini
Age 29
Died May 29, 2022
Gender Male
Height 185 cm / 6 ft 0 inch
Nationality Indian


Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, best known for his stage alias Sidhu Moose Wala, is an Indian rapper, songwriter, and singer. Although Moose Wala mostly made music in the Punjabi Music genre, he was famous both nationally and internationally.[1]

He had frequent performances in Canada, the biggest source of his wealth. Sidhu Moose Wala was considered a significant influence in bringing Punjabi music to the international stage and paving the way for other Punjabi artists.

Moose Wala gained recognition on the music scene after releasing the gangster rap track “So High” in collaboration with Byg Byrd.

Unfortunately, Moose Wala was shot and killed by the gang Lawrence Bishnoi on 29 May 2022 in the Jawaharke village of Mansa district. He was 28 at the time of his death.

Moose Wala’s net worth is estimated at $5 million.

Early life and rap career beginnings

Shubhdeep was born in the village of Moosa, district of Punjab, India, into a Jat Sikh family. He was the only child of his father, Balkaur Singh, and mother, Charan Kaur.

Unlike many fellow rappers who rarely attend college, Sidhu Moose Wala attended Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College and earned a degree in electrical engineering.

He was drawn to rap and hip-hop in sixth grade and was inspired by Tupac Shakur. Moose Wala was also musically educated; he got educated at the Harvinder Bittu Music Academy.

After graduating, he moved to Brampton, Ontario, Canada, and enrolled in Humber College, an Applied Arts and Technology college in Toronto.

Although he continued his higher education, Moose Wala followed his passion for hip-hop and started making music.

Sidhu took on the “Moose Wala” stage name as a homage to his birthplace, the village of Moosa.

In 2017, he released his first song, "G Wagon," featuring Gurlez Akhtar. At the same time, Shubhdeep started doing live performances in India and Canada, which would later help him gain national and international recognition.

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Sidhu Moose Wala’s rise to stardom

Sidhu Moose Wala had a breakthrough in his rap career with the 2017 gangster track "So High," in collaboration with the Punjabi music director and composer Byg Byrd.

Before that, Moose Wala made a name for himself in the music industry by writing the text for Ninja’s song "License."

His hit song helped him win the Best Lyricist Award at the Brit Asia TV Music Awards in 2017.

In 2018, Moose Wala released his first album, “PBX 1,” which veered towards pop with a drizzle of hip-hop. The album proved a huge success and catapulted him to the international hip-hop scene. It peaked at number 66 on the Canadian Albums Chart and secured him the Best Album Award at the 2019 Brit Asia TV Music Award.

In the following years, Moose Wala kept busy producing and making music, bringing him even more fame and success worldwide.

He released his second studio album, “Snitches Get Stitches” in 2020. The same year, he set another milestone with the song “Bambiha Bole," which ranked in the top 50 in Canada and New Zealand on the Apple Music chart raking up over 10 million views within twenty-four hours.

His third studio album, “Moosetape” reached Recorded Music’s New Zealand Albums Chart, while the album tracks ranked on many international charts such as New Zealand Hot Singles chart, Billboard Global 200, and Canada Hot 100.

Sidhu Moose Wala also made headlines by being the first Indian singer to perform at the Wireless Festival in London.

In 2022, Moose Wala continued his great work. He released the EP “No Name,” which included charting songs.

After his death, Moose Wala’s last song, "SYL," reached number 27 on the Canadian Hot 100, number 81 in Australia, and number 3 in India, and it also ranked on the 200 on Global Excl. US chart.

However, the song was removed after some time at the Indian government's request. The song covered the controversial dispute of sharing of river waters between Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Punjab, better known as the Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal.[2]

Acting career

Apart from rapping and singing, Moose Wala appeared in two movies, “Yes I Am Student” and “Moosa Jatt.”[3]

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Music legacy and public profile

Moose Wala was a controversial public figure. He frequently appeared with guns in his videos. His music style was distinctly macho, edging on violence. [4]

However, he wasn’t afraid to ask difficult questions in his lyrics related to the state of Punjab, like the gangster culture, corruption, rising unemployment, and other social-economic issues like the SYL. On the other hand, these uncomfortable subjects often put Moose Wala under fierce security.

Sidhu Moose Wala also had a public rivalry with Karan Aujla, with whom they frequently dissed each other through songs, social media posts, and performances.


Apart from including guns in his music videos, Moose Wala was charged with promoting gun culture and violence after two videos of him appeared on social media in 2020, in which he shoots with an AK-47 and a gun. However, he escaped to evade arrest.

Moose Wala was also fined for having tinted car windows, but was granted bail.


Sidhu Moose Wala was shot and killed by several Lawrence Bishnoi gang members on 29 May 2022 in the Jawaharke village of Mansa district. The eponymous gang leader Lawrence Bishnoi was charged and sentenced for orchestrating Moose Wala’s murder.

​​After the shooting, Sidhu Moose was taken to the hospital, but succumbed to the wounds and died.

Personal life

Moose Wala lived and created music in Canada’ he didn’t forget his roots. He also regularly stayed for prolonged periods of time in his native village Moosa. People that knew him, state that he was not only deeply connected to the village but also tried to develop it, apart from all the disadvantages it offered compared to the western world. [4]

He was proud of his village origin and urged his fans to embrace the village way of life in his lyrics.

Moose Wala was also very committed to his Sikh tradition, kept his hair long, and wore it in a Sikh fashion.

Other fellow rappers that knew Sidhu stated that he was completely different from the personality he portrayed in his songs, and that he was, in fact, a humble and down-to-earth person.


Sidhu Moose Wala is an Indian rapper, singer, and songwriter. He became widely popular with his song "So High,” released in 2017. Moose Wala’s music style was characterized by violence, machismo, and gangster culture, often including guns.

His lyrics covered controversial socio-economic topics that riddle the Punjab society. Moose Wala was key in opening up the way to the global music scene for other Punjabi artists.

He was shot and killed on 29 May 2022 by Lawrence Bishno gang members. His net worth at the time of his death was estimated at $5 million.


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  2. SYL (song) (2023) Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Available at: (Accessed: February 21, 2023). 

  3. IMDb (no date) Sidhu Moose Wala, IMDb. Available at: (Accessed: February 21, 2023). 

  4. Mateen, Z. (2022) Sidhu Moose Wala: The Unsettling Legacy of the Rapper's Protest Music, BBC News. BBC. Available at: (Accessed: February 21, 2023).