Currently, one of the band from South Korea has been dominating the world music scenario. Yes, BTS has become a global success with many hits, and among them, one particular individual has risen to the top. We are talking about the ‘Golden Maknae’ Jeon Jungkook, aged 21.
We bet many fans are squealing right now. If Jungkook’s name alone holds such power, one can only imagine what his presence can do. So Army, get ready to scream, raise your army bongs as we dive into the world of Jungkook AKA Kookie.
Here are some of the facts about Junkook, our Golden Maknae.
Jeon Jungkook: Quick Facts
|Full Name:||Jeon Jungkook|
|NickName:||Kookie, Golden Maknae|
|Birth Date:||September 1, 1997|
|Birth Place:||Busan, South Korea|
|Education:||Seoul’s School of Performing Arts|
|Profession:||Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer|
|Labels:||Big Hit Entertainment|
|Net Worth:||$8 million|
Jeon Jungkook: Bio and Family
The Golden Maknae of the BTS, Jeon Jungkook is formerly known as Jeon Jeong-Guk in Korea. Kookie was born on September 1, 1997, in Busan, which is known for its beaches in South Korea. Jungkook is the youngest son of his parents. He has an older brother named Jeon Jung Hyun.
However, not much has been disclosed about his parents, including their names and whereabouts. But one thing we do know about the family is their artistic talent. Jungkook, like his older brother, is skilled at sketching and drawing.
During his childhood days, Jungkook attended Beak Yang Middle School in Busan. Later he studied at Seoul School of Performing Arts, which is one of the most prestigious Art school in South Korea. And he graduated in 2017.
Since he forgot to take CSAT‘s, Korea’s national university entrance exam, he is currently enrolled at Global Cyber University.
Age, Height, and Abs
As of now, Jungkook is 21 years old and will turn 22 this year on September 1st. However, in South Korea, he is already 22 years old. The reason being, in South Korea, a child is already considered to be a year older from their birth. Whatever, the age system may be, there’s no question that he has stolen the hearts of many with his cuteness.
Despite being the youngest in the group, Jungkook is by far the fittest and muscular compared to his hyungs(a term used for older brother in South Korea). Likewise, he is often teased for being a fitness freak. Some fans have even named him as ‘Muscle Kookie.’
In terms of physical attributes, he is athletic and has a mesomorph body. He has muscular arms and thighs while his waist is slender and toned. His tiny size can even make female fans burn with envy. Also, Jungkook has those chocolate abs which recently got to see the light.
Similarly, Jungkook is 5 feet 10 inches(178 cm) tall and weighs around 70kg(154 lbs). Also, he has sparkling black eyes and black hair, which he styles accordingly. The youngest member has fair skin complexion and kissable candy lips. And when he smiles his nose scrunches highlighting his front teeth giving him a bunny look.
Jeon Jungkook: Net Worth and Income
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jeon Jungkook has the estimated net worth of $8 million. Most of his income comes from his involvement with BTS and other individual projects.
BTS has become such success internationally that it brings $3.6 billion into South Korea’s economy yearly. Not only that but their albums are always sold out including their merchandise.
Similarly, he has endorsement deals with many world-renowned brands like Puma, Coca-Cola, Mattel, KIA Motors, and many more. Just a few years back they launched their characters and line of dolls modeled after the BTS members. Like any other projects, this also proved to be a huge hit and garnered a considerable profit.
Jeon Jungkook: Begin
Early on his life, Jungkook has dreamt of becoming a badminton player. However, he changed his mind after seeing G-Dragon perform ‘Heartbreaker’ on television. Because of him, Jungkook changed his path from being a player to a singer.
To pursue his dream as a singer, the young Jungkook auditioned for the South Korean talent show Superstar K in 2011. Unfortunately, he was not selected for the show. But instead, Jung kook was scouted by seven other companies as a trainee.
Even though he had to stay far from his family and friends, young Jungkook took the big step. Eventually, he joined Big Hit Entertainment as a trainee. The Golden Maknae was left in awe after watching the leader RM perform.
As a trainee, Jungkook received training on various platforms such as dance, singing and even performing in front of the camera. Since he had no distinct style of dancing, he was sent to Los Angeles before their debut to receive dance training.
BTS: Global Domination
In 2013, Jungkook along with other six members: RM, Jin, Suga, Hoseok aka J-Hope, Jimin, and Taehyung aka V debuted as BTS. Initially known as Bulletproof Boys Scout, they now go by the name Beyond The Scene.
Even though they have a rocky start, in the beginning, BTS is now regarded as one of the top and highest paid boy bands in the world. Since 2013 to the present year they have released over five albums: 2 Kool 4 Skool, The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1, The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2, The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever and Love Yourself: Tear. And many mini albums.
With the global success, BTS has managed to win many domestic as well as international awards including 15 Melon Music Awards, 15 Mnet Music Awards, 14 Golden Disc Awards and many more.
Furthermore, BTS became the first Korean group to win four Billboard Music Awards, and one American Music Award. BTS is also the first Korean group ever to receive RIAA certification.
Jeon Jungkook: Euphoria
Aside from his group activities, Jungkook is also heavily invested in his solo projects. On April 15, 2018, BTS released a song titled ‘Euphoria‘ with an accompanying nine-minute short film. The song itself was the introduction to the third part of BTS'”Love Yourself” series.
Apart from this, Jungkook has been credited as the leading producer for Two BTS’ songs titled, Love is Not Over and Magic Shop. His other solo projects include his participation in the “One Dream, One Korea” campaign in memory of the Korean War.
Moreover, he hs participated in the pilot episode of Flower Crew in 2016. Also, his other appearances include Celebrity Bromance, King of Mask Singer, and other variety shows.
Not only that, but on November 6, 2018, Jungkook collaborated with Charlie Puth and performed ” We Don’t Talk Anymore.” They performed the duet at the MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards.
It seems the Golden Maknae of the group is well at endorsements too. In January 2019, he created a frenzy in the Korean market when he revealed to use Downy fabric softener for his laundry. Within days, the said product was sold out two month’s worth of stock. The sale rose the company stock by more than 11% in a day.
Jeon Jungkook: Covers and G.C.F.
The main vocalist of the group is passionate about singing. In his spare time, Jungkook likes to cover songs by Korean and other artists. So far, he has covered songs by Troye Sivan, Charlie Puth, Tori Kelly and other Korean songs.
And each of those songs has received massive admiration and love from fans. Not only that, but Jungkook has shown interest in photography and film making. He is always with his camera on every tour and outings let it be Japan, Korea, or somewhere else.
He even created his channel named G.C.F. known as Golden Closet Film where he directs, mixes and edits everything by himself. So far he has released six such films, and we can see many more in the days to come.
Social Media Presence
Despite being a member of the top boy band in the world, Jungkook is not active in any social media. It would be safe to say none of the members from BTS has their accounts. Instead, they use a joint social media accounts which they share and use simultaneously.
Twitter– 21.3 million Followers
YouTube– 21 million Subscribers
Instagram– 20 million Followers