Jackson Wang is definitely a triple threat. He is a rapper, singer, and dancer, best known as a member of the popular K-pop group GOT7. He has performed particularly on the Korean reality TV show Roommate.
Here you can find more information about the music star, who has surprisingly many hidden and impressive facets.
Jackson was born on 28 March 1994 in Hong Kong. For his secondary education, he attended the American International School Hong Kong, an international private school.
Jackson Wang comes from a family of athletes, which might explain the natural athleticism he often shows.
Career & Net Worth
Jackson Wang has an estimated total net worth of 1.5 million dollars, which is pretty impressive for a man who never intended to enter show business. His parents had plans for him to follow in their footsteps and enter the sport – he was trained in fencing, emulating his father, and later took part in important national youth competitions. Later, however, he shifted his attention to music and entertainment, a decision that paid off, as he is now a prominent dancer, singer, and rapper.
In July 2011, Jackson Wang moved to Seoul to start his K-Pop training, which went very well. After more than two years of training, he made his debut as a member of the newly formed group GOT7. The band started their career with the single “Girls Girls Girls Girls”. Besides his performances with GOT7, Jackson also became active as an actor in Korean and Chinese dramas. He also works as an MC on several TV shows on a part-time basis.
When he first came into the limelight, he called himself J-Flawless, and although he no longer uses that name, some of his fans still call him that.
In addition to music, Jackson has appeared on several television shows, including SNL Korea, Happy Together, Roommate, Hitmaker, and Star King.
At the 2014 SBS Entertainment Awards, Jackson Wang received the Newcomer Award for his growing popularity.
Jackson began a solo career on the site and chose a sound different from the hip-hop sound for which GOT7 is known. As he has always been a fan of classical music, he chose classical music for his solo career.
Jackson Wang’s Family, Brother
Although Jackson Wang is always in the spotlight, you don’t know much about his older brother. One only knows that Jackson’s brother lives in Australia and has a daughter named Aimee, Jackson’s niece. The musician also has an adopted younger sister, who lost her parents and was taken in by the singer’s family.
Jackson’s father, Wang Ruiju, was a prominent fencer and gold medalist at the Asian Games in his day. He also participated in the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics. His mother, Sophia Chow, on the other hand, is a retired gymnast and was also a gold medalist at the World Gymnastics Championships and the Olympic Games.
His maternal grandfather, Zhou Youg Chang, who died in 2017, was the pioneer of ultrasound diagnostics in mainland China.
Personal Life: Girlfriend
Jackson Wang is not yet married and currently has no girlfriend. The musician broke up with his previous girlfriend just before he signed his contract with JYP Entertainment and declared that he wanted to be financially stable before dating anyone.
Although he is now successful, he has still decided to stay single.
Height, Weight and Other Facts About Jackson Wang
1. His favorite movie is “Mirage In Cell No 7”, and at the end, he cries every time he sees it because the movie is pretty sad
2. Jackson especially likes to eat a good burger. He also likes chicken and cheese, although the musician is not a fan of spicy food.
3. Jackson speaks six languages fluently. The languages are English, French, Japanese, Korean, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
4. Jackson has also been a Sabre fencer for the Hong Kong fencing team. He finished eleventh overall at the 2010 Youth Olympic Summer Games, but in 2011 he won first place at the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships.
5. After passing his audition at JYP Entertainment, a South Korean talent agency, he turned down the scholarship he was offered to attend the prestigious Stanford University.
6. Jackson Wang is 1.70 m tall and weighs 63 kg. As a professional dancer and pop star, it should come as no surprise that he is in amazing form. His schedule is physically demanding, but the singer also trains and eats well to stay in shape.