Jackson Wang

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Jackson Wang is a South Korea-based Korean rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, and dancer. Jackson Wang rose to fame as a member of the South Korean boy group Got7. He is also a Fencing Champion who won Asian Junior Fencing Championship. Likewise, he even owns a music studio named Team Wang back in China.

Early life

Jackson Wang’s real Chinese name is Wang Ka Yee. He was born on March 28, 1994, in Kowloon Tong to Wang Ruiji and Sophia Chow. Both of his parents are athletes, his father represented China and won a gold medal in the Asian Games. Likewise, his mother, Sophia Chow is a gymnast from Shanghai, China. He is the youngest son among two of their sons. He is 27 years old.

Caption: Jackson Wang, his mother and his older brother (Source: Instagram)

Jackson Wang – Education

Wang completed his 10th grade at the American International School in Hongkong. He started learning fencing at the age of 10. He was trained by his father.

Before being a k-pop idol or a singer, Jackson was a fencing player from Hongkong who won at the Asian Games. He had great potential at fencing but however, grew an interest in singing. He so refused the scholarship offer to Stanford University in favor of an offer from the Korean entertainment agency JYP. He then moved to Seoul in 2011 as a trainee under JYP to become a k-pop idol.

Jackson Wang – Career and Professional life 

Jackson debuted as a lead rapper of South Korean boy band Got7 with ‘Girls Girls Girls in January 2014. the same year, he made his first solo appearance on the SBS reality show, Roommate. He even won the ‘Newcomers Award’ at the 2014 SBS Entertainment Awards.

Jackson Wang and his group Got7

Caption: Jackson Wang and his group Got7 )Source: Instagram)

By the end of 2015, Wang made their Chinese TV debut as host of the show, Go Fridge. Likewise, he also appeared on the show, Fighting Man in 2016.

In 2017, he debuted as a solo artist with his first album, Papillion along with the Chinese single  ‘Novoland: The Castle in the Sky’.  He has since then released other singles and albums like, ‘Fendiman’, ‘Okay’, ‘Dawn of Us’, ‘Bullet to my heart’, that has topped the Charts.

Furthermore, he along with his bandmates made an acting debut with their web drama ‘Dream Knight’.

Jackson Wang – Award and Net Worth

Jackson has won numerous awards, such as :

  • Best Male Rookie Award (2014)
  • Most Loved Entertaining Couple with He Jiong
  • Annual Variety Star Award
  • Breakthrough Singer of the year for ‘Papillon’ (2017)
  • The most Popular Newcomer of the Year
  • Choice Next Big Thing Teen Choice Award (2018)

Furthermore, he has also received Various Awards from his bandmates. He is estimated to have a net worth of around $1.5 million. Besides being a talented rapper, singer, and artist, he is also a great producer and composed.

Personal life

Jackson is an outgoing, generous, extrovert, who has made friends all over the world. He is multilingual, he speaks Chinese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, some French, and English fluently.

Furthermore, he is known to be friends with several females but however, is not in a romantic relationship with anyone.

Body Measurements

Jackson Wang has a gorgeous-looking visual and body too. He stands about 175 cm tall which is 5 feet 9 inches. Since he had played fencing, he has a very broad athletic body. He likes going to the gym and working out, thus he has a splendid muscular body.

Caption: Jackson Wang body (Source: Twitter)

Social media

He has received massive love and support and has a huge fan following not just in South Korea but in other parts of the world too. For instance, he is quite popular on social networking sites. He has more than 16 million followers on Instagram and about 2 million followers on Twitter. Likewise, his Facebook account has more than a million followers.