|Celebrated Name:||Kim Jong-kook|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Kim Jong-kook|
|Age:||47 years old|
|Birth Date:||25 April 1976|
|Birth Place:||Hapcheon, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||No|
|Is Kim Jong-kook Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Singer, Entertainer, and Actor|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$20 million|
|Last Updated:||November 2023|
Kim Jong-Kook is a South Korean singer who started his career as a part of one of the most iconic duo, Turbo, in 1995. The duo was successful in selling a million albums in Asia. Kim started his solo career in 2000 after the band’s disbandment. His debut album was called Renaissance, and it was released in December 2001.
He worked with artists like Mighty Mouth, Soya, SG Wannabe, Kang Gary, and Running Man Brothers. He specialized in the genres of K-Pop, Dance, and Ballad. His agents were JK Entertainment and The Turbo Company. He also appeared in shows like X-man, Family Outing and Running Man.
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Early Life & Biography
Kim Jong-Kook was born in Hapcheon, South Korea, on 25th April 1976. He never revealed the names of his parents. He was the younger child of his parents. Kim went to Myeong Hak Elementary School and then went to Shin Seong Middle-High school. He then went to Hansei University and graduated from there with a degree in BA. He then went to Dankook University to obtain a master’s degree from the School of Arts Department at the University.
Kim is related to the famous South-Korean singer, Soya, as she is his niece. He is friends with many famous South-Korean actors, Jang Hyuk, Cha Tae-Hyun, Hong Jung-min, and Hong Kyung-in. Their group is famously known as “Dragon Brothers” as they were born in the year of a dragon that is 1976.
Kim suffered from a herniated disk, for which he went under a lumbar microdiscectomy surgery on 27th August 2010. He didn’t know that he had a ruptured disk, he would only take painkillers to get relief of the pain. He talked about his personal life and his choice of working as a public service worker during his military enlistment, which is mandatory for South-Korean men. He made this choice because of his ruptured disk issues. He also had a hernia surgery, which was shown in the documentary, My Little Old Boy in December 2019.
Age, Height, and Weigh
Being born on 25 April 1976, Kim Jong-Kook is 47 years old as of today’s date 30th November 2023. His height is 1.7 m tall, and his weight is 88 kg.
Kim Jong-Kook started his Korean Music career as a part of the iconic duo, Turbo, in 1995. They released the album, Renaissance, on 13th December 2001. But, the duo disbanded after a few years of its formation, and Kim decided to start his solo career in 2001. He faced many difficulties while starting his career as a solo artist as there was a lack of support from producers or agency and also a lack of songs.
He rose above these problems and released Evolution on June 18th, 2004. He then continued to release many albums. He released This Is Me on 1st July 2005, Kim Jong-Kook’s Fourth Letter on 13th April 2006, Here I am on 22nd October 2008, Eleventh Story on 27th January 27th, 2010 and Journey Home on 1st November 2012.
He also starred in films and Tv shows such as Banjul Drama, Old Miss Diary, The Girl Who Sees Smells, The Producers, The Sound of Your Heart, Dream Team, X Man, Happy Sunday, Everybody, Talents For Sale, Let’s Go with Mom, Big Picture, I Can See Your Voice, My Little Old Boy, Five Cranky Brothers and many more.
Awards & Achievements
He won many awards in his musical and acting career such as the Bonsang Award in KBS Music Awards, SBS Music Awards, Seoul Music Awards, and Golden Disk Awards, Most Popular Singer in MBS Music Awards, Best Artist: Daesang Award in KBS Music Awards and SBS Music Awards, The Best Couple Award with Hong Jin-young in 12th SBS Entertainment Award and many more.
Net Worth & Salary of Kim Jong-kook in 2023
As of November 2023, The net worth of Kim Jong-Kook is around $20 million. He has won this net worth by selling millions of copies of all his albums and releasing award-winning albums and singles and also by starring in many TV shows and movies.
Kim Jong-Kook is a South-Korean actor and singer who has released many albums and singles in his musical career. He has won many awards for his albums and singles. He has attracted a large number of the fan base because of his singing talent and his personality. He has also starred in many TV shows and movies. He is a rising superstar, and it doesn’t seem that he is stopping anytime soon.