Jay Park is a known Korean American singer, dancer, music producer and a rapper who rose to fame as the lead member of the South Korean band 2 PM. He is also a member of the b-boy crew Art of Movement and is the founder and CEO of the record label AOMG. Jay Park is known for his stage presence and energetic performance which has garnered him a very big fan following and huge wealth. Let us have a look at the net worth of Jay Park in 2018 and the path he came through to amass it.
Early Life & Biography
Jay Park was born as Park Jae-beom on April 25, 1987, in Edmonds, Washington, the United States to Park Yong-Jun and Choi Mi-jung. He attended the Edmonds Woodway High School and was an active participant in hip-hop and break dancing events at his school. He joined the Art of Movement b-boy group in 2003 and in 2005 his mother took him to South Korea to get him trained in singing and dancing. Jay Park later attended the Dankook University in South Korea.
Jay Park once stated in an interview that he was in a relationship with a girl in South Korea which ended in a break-up. He also stated that he is not dating anyone right now and is solely concentrating on his career.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Jay Park became the leader of the Korean group 2 PM and released some singles and albums with the group, and in 2009 he left the group after some controversies which raised due to his comments on South Korea. He released his version of B.o.B’s Nothin’ on You on his YouTube channel which became viral and returned to South Korea in June 2010 for the filming of Hype Nation.
He became the attorney of Ned Sherman, CEO of Digital Media Wire and in July 2010 he signed a contract with SidusHQ. His mini-album Take a Deeper Look was released in 2011 and won the KBS’ Music Bank followed by the Golden Disk Award that year.
In 2012, Park released the album New Breed which became multi-platinum within a week. His mixtape Fresh Air: Breathe It became the first mixtape by an Asian to achieve golden status, and he went on to tour around Asia and Australia. He started to feature in Saturday Night Live Korea since 2013 and went on to release successful albums such as Worldwide and Everything You Wanted.
Net Worth & Earnings
The talented singer has enjoyed a successful career so far which has made him a millionaire at this young age. He has endorsed brands such as Levi Strauss & Co, KT Tech, Naver, Googims, Nike, Addidas, Umbro Korea, and Police sunglasses for which he must have earned around $300,000 for each brand. His average annual earnings are said to be around $1 million, and his estimated net worth around is $12 million.
Jay Park has won numerous hearts around the world at such a young age, and the born-performer is soon expected to amass even more fortune in the future increasing his net worth figures.