Jeon Jung-kook was born on September 1, 1997, in Busan, South Korea. He is also known by the name Jungkook. Jungkook, the talented singer, hails from South Korea. He gained fame as a member and singer of the South Korean boy band BTS. Jungkook cited Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, and Usher as some of his musical influences. Jungkook currently residing in Hannam-dong, Seoul, South Korea with his bandmates since 2018.

Jeon Early Life

Jungkook’s family includes his parents and an older brother. He went to Baekyang Elementary and Middle School in Busan. Upon becoming a trainee, he moved to Singu Middle School in Seoul. Jungkook auditioned for the South Korean talent show Superstar K in 2011, during its auditions in Daegu. Despite not being chosen, he received casting offers from seven entertainment companies.

He decided to train under Big Hit Entertainment after witnessing RM’s captivating performance, ultimately leading to his current position as a member and leader of BTS. In 2017, he completed his studies at the School of Performing Arts Seoul, an arts high school. 

In November 2016, he chose to not take the CSAT, considered Korea’s nationwide university entrance exam. He graduated from Global Cyber University’s Department of Broadcasting and Entertainment in March 2022. He received the President’s Award, the highest honor given by the school.

Jeon Jung-kook Net Worth

Jeon Jungkook, a talented singer from South Korea, has amassed a fortune of $40 million. Jungkook gained fame as a singer in the popular South Korean boy band BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys. The group made a whopping $170 million from touring in 2019. Thanks to the success of their tours, the BTS members collectively earned a staggering $50 million between June 2019 and June 2020, which averages out to around $7 million per member. 

Jeon Jung-kook Net Worth

Jungkook bought a house in Itaewon for $7 million in November 2020. Last month, he successfully sold his apartment in the upscale Trimgae complex for a staggering $2.19 million. In 2019, Jungkook bought a KW ₩4 billion apartment in Yongsan District, Seoul, and generously gifted it to his brother.

Jeon Jung-kook Career As A BTS Member

Jungkook joined BTS in 2013 and has since showcased his talents as a versatile artist, lending his voice and production skills. He displays his musical versatility through his solo tracks, such as “Begin,” “Euphoria,” and “My Time.” Notably, “Euphoria” and “My Time” set the longest-charting records by a K-pop artist on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart.

Jung-kook Career As A BTS Member

Jungkook played an important part in the production of BTS songs such as “Love is Not Over” and “Magic Shop.” In addition to his music career, he received recognition for his cultural contributions alongside appointed as the Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture in 2021 by South Korean President Moon Jae-in, alongside BTS.

Jeon Jung-kook Solo Career

Jungkook participated in the “One Dream, One Korea” campaign in September 2015, where he contributed to a collaborative song to honor the Korean War. He expanded his ventures into television by making appearances on Flower Crew, Celebrity Bromance, and King of Mask Singer. Some of the collaborations that stand out are a performance alongside Charlie Puth in 2018 and the release of his self-produced song “Still With You” on SoundCloud in 2020.

Jeon Jung-kook Solo Career

In 2022, Jungkook achieved great success with his solo song “Stay Alive” for the BTS-based webtoon. This track not only made its way onto the Hot 100 and other global charts but also marked his first solo entry on these prestigious rankings. In March 2023, it emerged that he would serve as a global ambassador for Calvin Klein.

Jungkook’s debut solo single “Seven” dominated various charts, while his subsequent releases like “3D” and “Too Much” further cemented his status as the first Korean solo artist to have three top-10 singles in the UK. He released his first solo album, “Golden,” and the single “Standing Next to You” on November 3, 2023.

Jung-kook Health Injuries

In 2017, Jungkook collapsed during a BTS concert in Chile. In 2018, he faced a heel injury that hindered his involvement in choreography during the band’s Love Yourself World Tour. He chose to continue performing during the subsequent European leg of the tour but opted to sing while seated. Jungkook experienced a car accident with a taxi in November 2019. Both parties emerged unscathed and came to a peaceful resolution.

 Health Injuries

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