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Jungkook is a South Korean singer. He is the youngest member and vocalist of the South Korean boy band BTS.
|Net Worth||$20 million|
Jungkook who real name is Jeon Jung-kook was born on September 1, 1997 (age 24 years) in Busan, South Korea. His family consists of his parents and an elder brother Jeon Jung-Hyun. He attended Baekyang Elementary and Middle School in Busan. When he became a trainee, he transferred to Singu Middle School in Seoul. Jungkook initially had dreams of becoming a badminton player when he was young but seeing G-Dragon perform “Heartbreaker” on television, influenced him to want to become a singer.
He auditioned for the South Korean talent show Superstar K during its auditions in Daegu in 2011. Though he was not selected, he received casting offers from seven entertainment companies. He eventually chose to become a trainee under Big Hit Entertainment after seeing RM, now his fellow band member and leader in BTS, perform. To work on his dance skills in preparation for his debut, he went to Los Angeles during the summer of 2012 to receive dance training from Movement Lifestyle.
In June 2012, he appeared in Jo Kwon’s “I’m Da One” music video and also worked as a backup dancer for Glam before his debut. He graduated from the School of Performing Arts Seoul, an arts high school, in 2017. In November 2016, he decided to forgo taking the CSATs, Korea’s nationwide university entrance exam. As of 2020, he is enrolled at Global Cyber University, majoring in Broadcasting and Entertainment. However, Jungkook stands with an appealing height and has a good bodyweight that suits his personality.
Jungkook made his debut as a member of BTS with the release of the single 2 Cool 4 Skool on June 12, 2013. Under BTS, he has sung three solo songs; the first, pop track “Begin” from the 2016 album Wings, told his story of moving to Seoul at a young age to become an idol and expresses his gratitude towards his fellow members for taking care of him during that time.
The second, a future bass song titled “Euphoria”, was released with an accompanying nine-minute short film on April 5, 2018, as the introduction to the third part of BTS’ “Love Yourself” series. The full studio version was included on their Love Yourself: Answer compilation album, released August 24, 2018. “Euphoria” was produced by DJ Swivel and charted at number five on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.
The third solo, off the band’s 2020 studio album Map of the Soul: 7, is a strobing R&B song about forgoing teenage experiences because of his career. “My Time” charted at number 84 on the US Billboard Hot 100. “Euphoria” and “My Time” are the first and second longest charting solo tracks among K-pop singers on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart, having spent 85 and 81 weeks respectively on the ranking.
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Jungkook has been credited as the main producer for two of BTS’ songs: “Love is Not Over” and “Magic Shop”. On October 25, 2018, Jungkook (together with the rest of the BTS members) was ordained with the fifth-class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit by the President of South Korea.
In July 2021, he was appointed Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture by President Moon Jae-in, along with the other members of BTS, to help “lead the global agenda for future generations, such as sustainable growth” and “expand South Korea’s diplomatic efforts and global standing” in the international community.
Jungkook participated in the “One Dream, One Korea” campaign in September 2015, taking part in a song collaboration alongside numerous Korean artists in memory of the Korean War. The song was released on September 24 and presented at the One K Concert in Seoul on October 15.
In 2016, Jungkook was cast in the pilot episode of Flower Crew. He also appeared on Celebrity Bromance, and competed in King of Mask Singer under the name “Fencing Man,” appearing in episode 72.
On November 6, 2018, Jungkook performed “We Don’t Talk Anymore” with original singer Charlie Puth in a special collaboration stage during the MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards. The song was one he had previously covered twice, solo and with fellow BTS member Jimin.
On June 4, 2020, Jungkook released the song “Still With You”, for free on platforms such as SoundCloud as a part of BTS’ yearly debut celebrations. Billboard described the song as having “tinkling synths and gently strummed guitars and brushed drums”. Jungkook produced the piece himself.
Impact and influence
Jungkook ranked as the third most-loved celebrity of the year in South Korea in a 2019 survey conducted by Gallup Korea. He debuted on the list in 2016 at 20th, then ranked 17th in 2017, and then 8th in 2018. In 2018, Jungkook placed first for 10 weeks in a row for the magazine Hi China, under the most beloved celebrities list in China.
He is also extremely popular on social media amongst fans. In December 2018, a video of him singing in the studio became the most retweeted tweet in South Korea that year. Various artists have cited him as an influence and role models, such as Kim Dong-Han and Hyeongseop X Euiwoong. Jungkook has cited Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake and Usher among his musical inspirations.
Jungkook’s popularity has earned him the nickname “Sold Out King” as items that he is seen using often sell out quickly. These include shoes, Downy fabric softener, wine, novels—namely I Decided to Live as Me by Kim Soo-Hyun, which became a best-seller in both Korea and Japan and Hanbok.
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Korean media reported that Jungkook had created a “Modern Hanbok” fashion trend in the Korean entertainment industry when celebrities such as Jun Hyun-moo, Jang Do-Yeon, Gong Hyo-jin, MC Oh Seung-hwan and The Return of Superman’s Park Joo-ho began wearing similar clothing after he was photographed wearing it.
Jungkook was 2019’s most-searched male K-pop idol on Google according to their mid-year chart. He topped the chart again in 2020 and was the most searched K-pop idol on YouTube in 2019 and 2020. On Tumblr, he ranked 1st in ‘Top K-Pop Stars’ for 3 consecutive years.
On Twitter, he had the most retweeted tweet of 2019 and the 2nd most retweeted tweet of 2020. In March 2021, Jungkook set a new all-time record for the most real-time viewers in V Live history when his solo live broadcast surpassed 22 million simultaneous viewers —he first broke the record in October 2018, when his broadcast surpassed 3.7 million viewers worldwide.
Jungkook is currently single and not married. His wife or girlfriend is unknown to the general public. However, in June 2021, a lawmaker of the Justice Party used photos of him to promote the legalization of tattoos in South Korea, which works under regulations. The posts were widely condemned by netizens, who accused the lawmaker of taking advantage of Jungkook’s fame for political purposes. In the same year images of Jungkook were posted by the mayor of Tagbilaran in the Philippines, John Geesnell Yap, to convince citizens to receive the COVID shot.
Injury and accident
Jungkook collapsed during a concert in Chile in 2017. It was revealed afterwards he had been feeling unwell that day and there were no underlying issues. He suffered a heel injury on the Love Yourself World Tour in 2018, preventing him from participating in choreography; as a result, he sang while seated during part of the European leg of the tour. In November 2019, Jungkook was involved in a car accident with a taxi. Neither party had any major injuries and an amicable settlement with the victim was agreed upon.
Jungkook net worth
How much is Jungkook worth? Jungkook net worth is estimated at around $20 million. His main source of income is from his career as a singer and songwriter. Jungkook successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the richest and influential singers in South Korea. However, since 2018, he has lived in Hannam-dong, Seoul, South Korea with his bandmates. In July 2019, he purchased an apartment in Yongsan District, Seoul worth ₩4 billion, which he gifted to his older brother in December 2020.