J-Hope Age, Career, BTS, Family, Salary, and Net Worth
Who is J-Hope?
Jung Ho-Seok prominently known by his stage name J-Hope is a South Korean famous rapper, singer-songwriter, dancer, and record producer. In 2013, he made his debut as a member of the South Korean boy band BTS under Big Hit Entertainment.
In 2018, he released his first solo mixtape, Hope World. The album was met with a positive reception from critics and peaked at No.38 on the Billboard 200 in the United States thus making him the highest-charting solo Korean artist on the ranking at the time. Moreover, he became the first member of BTS to enter the Billboard Hot 100 as a soloist in 2019 when his single “Chicken Noodle Soup” featuring singer Becky G debuted at No. 81 on the chart. He then released his studio album, Jack in the Box in 2022.
How Old Is J-Hope?
He is 28 years old as of August 2022, having been born on February 18, 1994, in Buk District, Gwangju, South Korea. J-Hope shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Pierson Wodzynski, Damien Prince, Sarah-Jade Bleau, Dr. Dre, and many more.
Who are J-Hope Parents?
He was born to Mr. Ho-Seok (Father) a businessman by profession and Mrs. Ho-Seok (Mother) a housewife.
Does J-Hope have Siblings?
He has an elder sister by the name of Jung Ji-Woo (born on January 3, 1990) an influencer.
He received his education at Global Cyber University where he graduated with a degree in Broadcasting and Entertainment. Later, he enrolled at Hanyang Cyber University for the Master of Business Administration program in Advertising and Media.
J-Hope Marital Status
On his love life matters, he is seen as a person who hates drama and loves his privacy. He has managed to keep his marriage/dating life low-key thus leaving many with a lot of unanswered questions. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
He does not have any kids currently. In case there is new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
A Career from 1994 to 2012
Before debuting with BTS, he was part of an underground dance team called Neuron and took dance classes at Gwangju Music Academy for six years from fourth grade to his first year in high school when he signed with Big Hit Entertainment. Relatively he was known for his dance skills and in 2008 won various local prizes including first place in a national dance competition. Therefore, his dance eventually led to an interest in singing and he auditioned to become an idol trainee. While a trainee, he appeared as a featured rapper on singer Jo Kwon’s song “Animal” released in 2012.
A Career with BTS 2013 to Present
J-Hope made his debut as a member of BTS on June 13, 2013, on M! Countdown. Thus he was the third member to join the group as a trainee after RM and Suga. On June 14, 2019, he together with fellow BTS Member V collaborated with Zara Larsson on a soundtrack called A Brand New Day for a mobile game BTS World.
A Career in Solo Activities 2018 to Present
On March 1, 2018, he released his first solo mixtape, Hope World worldwide. The mixtape was followed by a music video for the lead single “Daydream”. The mixtape went on to debut at No. 63 and peaked at No. 38 on the Billboard 200, thus making him the highest-charting Korean solo act on the ranking up to that point. Six of the album’s tracks entered the World Digital Song Sales chart, including “Daydream” which peaked atop the chart. This thus made J-Hope one of the only ten Korean artists including BTS to reach number one.
His solo success led him to tank at No.3 on the Emerging Artists chart and No.97 on the Artist 100 both for the week of March 10. Moreover, he is the fifth Korean artist and the second Korean soloist after Psy to place on the Artist 100. The mixtape charted in ten countries worldwide with “Daydream” charting in three. Also, it ranked at No. 5 on Billboard’s year-end World Albums Chart for 2018. For Hope World’s three-year anniversary, he released the full version of its closing track “Blue Side (Outro)”.
On March 1, 2021, the three-minute-long version was uploaded to the BTS SoundCloud page for free. J-Hope went on to release a free collaboration single in 2019 entitled “Chicken Noodle Soup” on September 27 featuring American singer Becky G. The track debuted at No. 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 making J-Hope the first member of BTS to chart on the Hot 100 as a solo artist outside of the group, the third Korean solo artist to rank on the chart (after Psy and CL), and sixth Korean artist overall to do so.
“Chicken Noodle Soup” also became his second song to debut at No. 1 on the World Digital Song Sales chart. Hybe announced on June 14, 2022, that J-Hope was the first member of BTS to begin promotions as a solo artist. On July 15, his debut solo album Jack in the Box was released and was preceded by the lead single “More” on July 1. He went on to make his performance debut on July 31 at Lollapalooza, as the headlining act for the final day of the festival. Moreover, he is the first South Korean artist to headline the main stage at a major United States music festival.
He was awarded the fifth-class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit by the President of South Korea in 2018 along with the other members of the group. In July 2021, he was appointed Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture by President Moon Jae-in along with the other BTS members, This was to help “lead the global agenda for future generations, such as sustainable growth” and “expand South Korea’s diplomatic efforts and global standing” in the international community.
Since 2018, he has been a member of the “Green Noble Club” which recognizes high-value donors of Child Fund Korea. On February 18, 2019, he donated ₩100 million (US$90,000) to the organization in support of those attending high school alma mater in Gwangju. Previously, he donated ₩150 million ($135,000) in December 2018 but requested the donation be kept private at the time. The next year in December, he donated ₩100 million in support f children experiencing economic difficulties amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
He went on to donate ₩150 million on February 18, 2021, to support children with visual and hearing impairments. For Children’s Day, he donated ₩100 million on May 4, to children affected by violence in Tanzania, Africa. In December, he donated another ₩100 million to cover heating expenses for children in low-income families and childcare facilities and for medical expenses of pediatric patients. Since 2018, he has donated a cumulative total of ₩800 million to Child Fund Korea.
J-Hope Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 9¾inches (1.77m) and a weight of 65kg (143lbs).
J-Hope Salary and Net Worth
He has a monthly salary of $500,000 and a net worth of around $26 million.