Jackson Wang is a Hong Kong rapper, singer, and dancer who is mostly known for being one of the members of the South Korean boy band “Got7” under JYP Entertainment. He is also famous for his appearance on the Korean reality television show “Roommate”. He also appears as a solo artist and television host in mainland China. He ranked at no.41 on Forbes China Celebrity 100 list in 2020.
He is also active in the social media platform with around 18.6 million followers on Instagram:@jacksonwang852g7 and around 2.5 million followers on Twitter:@JacksonWang852.
Besides on 4th September 2020, Jackson released his new single “Pretty Please” on his youtube channel. The song also features the electronic duo, Galantis. He also released his self-written single “100 ways ” on 20th March of the same year. He has a youtube channel of his name with around 2.88 million subscribers.
What is Jackson Wang famous for?
- Famous as the member of South Korean boy band “Got 7”
- Known as a Chinese singer and dancer
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Where is Jackson Wang from?
Jackson Wang was born on March 28, 1994, in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, China. He holds a Chinese nationality. His birth name is Wang Ka-yee. His ethnicity is Asian while Aries is his zodiac sign.
He was born as the second son of Wang Ruiji(father) and Sophia Chow(mother). He has an elder brother, Winston. His father is a former member of China’s national fencing team and is also an Asian Games gold medalist while his mother is a former acrobatics gymnast. Zhou Yongchan is his maternal grandfather.
He was raised in his hometown, Hongkong with his brother. At the age of 10, he started learning fencing after being inspired by his father. His father trained him and helped him learn to fence. He continued to learn the fence. Later, he became a saber fencer for Hong Kong’s Junior Fencing team and ranked 11th in the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics. In 2011, he won Asian Junior Fencing Championship.
He did his schooling from American International School Hong Kong. He did not accept the scholarship of Standford University for fencing as he always was interested in music and wanted to pursue music as his career.
Then, he went on to participate in the auditions in Kowloon for JYP Entertainment. After a few months, he passed the audition and he moved to Seoul for K-pop training in 2011. He trained alongside his fellow band members like BamBam, Mark, Youngjae, and JB. In the year 2013, he also participated in the competition “Win: Who is Next” which was between YG Entertainment and JYP trainees.
Jackson Wang’s Career: Highlights
- Jackson Wang started his professional music career by being one of the seven members of JYP Entertainment’s new boy band “Got7” in 2013.
- His band debuted with the single “Girls Girls Girls” which got released on 16th January 2014.
- Got7’s first EP “Got It?” was released on 20th January 2014. The EP received good reviews and ranked no.1 on Billboard’s World Album Chart.
- In the same year, he appeared in the 2nd season of the South Korean reality show “Roommate”.
- He has made his appearance in many Television shows such as “Inkigayo”, “Hitmaker”, “Idol Producer”, “Hot Blood Dance Crew”, and “Celebrity Bromance”
- Got7 won the New Artist Award at the 29th Golden Disc Awards in 2015.
- While in the band’s first concert in Seoul, he sang his self-written song “I Love It” and “We Only Live Once”.
- In the year 2016, he also became the co-host of the Chinese cook show “Go Fridge”.
- He released his single “Different Game” on 6th November 2018. The single also featured Gucci Mane.
- His other solo singles are “Papillon”, “Another”, “Okay”, “100 ways”, “Dawn of Us”, “Rumble”, “X”, “and “Dway”.
- Jackson released his debut studio album “Mirrors” on October 25, 2019.
- He also became the judge in the Chinese music show “Sound of My Dream 3” in 2018 and the Chinese show “Chuang” in 2019.
- On 20th April 2020, Got7 released their 11th EP “Dye”. It charted at no.4 on the Billboard Albums chart.
- In 2020, he ranked at no.41 on Forbes China Celebrity 100 list
- Recently on 4th September 2020, he released a song “Pretty Please” which also features Swedish music duo “Galantis”. This song is the remix of 90’s “Give Love A Chance”.
Who is Jackson Wang married to?
The Got7 member, Jackson Wang is not married till the date. He is also not in any relationship at present. He seems to be much more focused on his career rather than his personal life.
He also has not been in any relationship rumors yet. He loves and respects his parents a lot which he shows by posting about them in his social media accounts at a regular interval. At present, he lives in South Korea.
Also, he can speak and is fluent in seven languages. They are Chinese, Canton, Chinese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, French, and English. He also won the Best Male Rookie Award for his appearance in the TV show “Roommate”. He has won altogether 21 Awards in his career.
What is the net worth of Jackson Wang?
The Chinese singer and dancer, Jackson Wang has earned a good amount of money since debuting in 2014. He has an estimated net worth of $1.8 million as of 2020 and the Got7’s net worth is $12 million as of 2020.
His net worth includes all his property and his present earnings. He also earns from his endorsement deals with brands like “Coca-cola”, “Cartier” and other Chinese brands.
How tall is Jackson Wang?
The 26 years aged, Jackson Wang has a well-maintained athletic body. He has a fair complexion with brown hair and a pair of black eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 8inches(1.73m) and has a bodyweight of 80kg. His body measurement is 41-31-35 inches. His shoe size is 8(US). His favorite color is Black.