Who is Kim Yugyeom?

Kim Yugyeom was born on 17 November 1997 under the sign of Scorpio, in Seoul, South Korea. He is a 23-year-old musician, singer, and songwriter, probably best recognized for being a member of the famous K-Pop boy band Got7. He is also half of the duo Jus2.

How rich is he, as of now? Kim Yugyeom Net Worth

Kim Yugyeom’s net worth is over $2 million; an amount acquired through his involvement in the music industry, during which he has released a number of albums, EPs, and singles with Got7 and Jus2. He also increased his fortune through making appearances in various shows.

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Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Kim Yugyeom was born in South Korea, but spent part of his childhood in Saudi Arabia, where his father worked. After some time, the family returned and settled in Namyangju, a city located in Gyeonggi Province, and was raised there alongside an elder brother. Kim went to Donong Elementary School and then attended Migeum Middle School. Afterwards, he became a street dance major at Hanlim Arts High School. Upon matriculation, Kim enrolled into Taekyung University, from which he graduated with a degree in Modelling. He now also speaks Japanese fluently.

Career Beginnings

Prior to joining Got7, Kim Yugyeom participated as a contestant in a number of dance competitions, and even placed second at the 2011 Adrenaline House Dance Battle. While in high school, he accepted an offer to become a trainee at JYP Entertainment Corporation, a record label company established by J. Y. Park. He made his debut television appearance in the fourth episode of Mnet’s reality series “Who Is Next: WIN” in 2013, along with BamBam, Mark and Jackson.

Boy Band ‘Got7’, Debut EP and Single

The label founded the K-Pop boy band Got7 in January 2014, which consists of seven members – BamBam, JB, Mark, Jinyoung, Jackson, Youngjae, and Kim.

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They released their debut EP, entitled “Got It?” later that month, with the debut single “Girls Girls Girls”. The EP became a huge commercial success, topping the US Billboard’s World Albums Chart and peaking at No. 2 on the Gaon Music Chart. During the same year, they signed a contract with Sony Music Entertainment in Japan, and released their second EP “Got Love”. In 2014, they also released two box sets – “Got Love Taiwan Special Edition” and “Got7 Thailand Special Set” – the latter certified gold by the Thai Entertainment Content Trade Association (TECA).

Rise to Fame

The band’s debut album “Identify” was released in November 2014, and the title single “Stop Stop It” reached No. 4 on the US Billboard’s World Digital Songs Chart. In 2015, they won the Golden Disc Award for Best New Artist, and during the same year created the drama series “Dream Knight”, in which Kim appeared alongside six other members and actress Song Ha-yoon. Thereafter, the band released two more EPs, “Just Right” and “Mad”, both in 2015.

Debut Japanese Album and Continued Success

In February 2016, the band released their debut Japanese studio album, entitled “Moriagatteyo”, with the lead single “Around The World” – it peaked at No. 2 on the Oricon charts.

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They then went on their first world tour, called “Fly Tour”, followed by their fifth EP “Flight Log: Departure”, their debut Japanese EP “Hey Yah”, and their second Korean album “Flight Log: Turbulence”, which topped both the US Billboard’s World Albums Chart and the Gaon Music Chart. During the same year, Kim appeared as a contestant in Mnet’s show “Hit The Stage”. In 2017, the band continued with releasing Korean EPs, “Flight Log: Arrival” and “7 For 7”, while the second Japanese EP entitled “Turn Up” came out in November of the same year.Recent Years and Duo ‘Jus2’

In early 2018, the band released their eighth Korean EP “Eyes On You”, which topped the Gaon Music Chart, and was certified platinum by the Korean Music Content Association (KMCA), after which they had their second “Eyes On You Tour”. Their third Korean studio album “Present: You” was released in September 2018, which topped the Gaon Music Chart, reached No. 3 on the US Billboard’s World Albums Chart, and earned a platinum certification by KMCA. In 2019, they produced their third Japanese EP “Love Loop”, their ninth Korean EP “Spinning Top”, and the tenth Korean EP “Call My Name” certified platinum by KMCA.

The band has released more than 20 singles. They are currently on their “Keep Spinning” 2019-2020 world tour.

Apart from being a member of ‘Got7’, Kim is also half of the duo Jus2, alongside JB. They debuted in March 2019 with the mini album “Focus”, released via JYP Entertainment.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

The young South Korean music artist has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.

He is the tallest member of Got7 with a height of 6ft (1.83m); his weight is approximately 140lbs (64kgs). His shoe size is 10 (US).

Personal Life, Hobbies, Favorites

Kim Yugyeom is single at the moment. He has revealed that his ideal type of girl would be one with a wacky personality. His roommate is BamBam. In spare time, he enjoys playing the piano. His role models are G-Dragon and Chris Brown. His favorite color is blue. His favorite food is bulgogi, kimbap, samgyeopsal, and chicken.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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