Hong-kong-born versatile Jackson Wang is progressing in the Korean entertainment industry since his debut with the South Korean boy band, Got7 in 2014. He is one of the most-loved rappers, singers, and dancers based in China. Besides, the son of Wang Ruiji, the former member of China’s national fencing team, Jackson is also the founder of the record label Team Wang and the lead designer and the creative director for the fashion brand, Team Wang Design.
With his continuous dedication and commitment to the K-pop industry, Jackson Wang has not just won the hearts of millions of people globally but also has succeeded in earning millions of dollars. Here, get to know the multiskilled Jackson Wang’s net worth and the sources that helped him become the wealthiest member of Got7.
Jackson Wang’s Net Worth And His Earnings
Aforementioned, Jackson Wang is a well-known rapper and dancer, mainly notable for being a member of the band, Got7. So, like all other entertainment personalities, Wang’s primary source of income is his career in the Korean entertainment industry. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jackson Wang’s net worth as of 2019 was $8 million. So, with his increasing fame in the industry, his net value might have increased in the present day. So, how was he able to earn such a hefty sum of money, and what are his additional sources of earning? Find it out here.
Earnings As an Active Member of the K-pop Industry
Jackson Wang moved from Hong Kong to Seoul, South Korea, to pursue a career in K-pop in 2011. After over two years of training, he debuted as a member of Got7 in 2014 with the single ‘Girls Girls Girls.’ He even joined his first variety show, SBS’ Roommate, in the same year. Ever since then, his individual popularity as an actor, singer, and TV host is rising, earning him several accolades and awards along with a good amount of money.
Some of the Korean variety shows in which Jackson Wang has appeared include Happy Together, Radio Star, Problematic Men, and many more. Moreover, he even served as MC for several big shows like Inkigayo and Fresh Sunday. Also, Wang starred alongside Jam Hsiao, Wang Kai, and Jing Boran in 2016 show Fighting Man.
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Glassdoor notes that the average salary for an MC in the United States is $95K per year. So, Wang also might have received a similar amount from the organizers for being the MC of their shows. Similarly, he might have added thousands of dollars to his bank balance as a co-host, cast member, and judge in numerous highly-rated South Korean shows.
Furthermore, as a rapper and dancer, Jackson Wang has released many record-breaking albums and singles to date, bagging several dollars in his increasing net worth. Some of Jackson Wang’s albums, along with the prices of their audio CDs, are as below.
|Albums||Price (As in Amazon)|
|Breath of Love: Last Piece||$28.81|
|7 For 7||$30.55|
Besides, some of his earnings are from his musical tours and live streamings around mainland China and other countries with his Got7 band members.
But ever since leaving JYP Entertainment along with other Got7 members in January 2021, he is operating his international activities. Recently, he made his U.S. late-night T.V. debut with his latest single, ‘LMLY,’ performing it live on CBS’ show, The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Income From His Record Label And Fashion Brand
Jackson Wang established his own international record label, ‘Team Wang,’ which conducts business in production, music, and artist management in 2017. The same year, his record label released its first English-language track Papillon. Some of the music released under Wang’s label has even won him one of the Billboard Emerging Artists titles in 2019. Recently, Team Wang partnered with Sublime Artist Agency for their promotions in South Korea.
According to Jackson Wang, he split his Team Wang’s profits with twenty-two employees. So, it makes it clear that he is making a lot of money from his record label. Moreover, unlike previous years, it seems like he does not need to split half of his year for his band, Got7. So, he might be giving almost seventy percent of his present time to his record label at the moment and probably, making more profit from it in current days.
Besides, some credit to Jackson Wang’s net worth goes to his merchandise division,’ Team Wang Design,’ which he founded in 2020. The same year, he introduced the fashion collection named Cookies – The Original as a part of his fashion label. From the beginning, Wang has worked as its creative director and lead designer. His label has also collaborated with many other prestigious brands like Ray-Ban, Super X, Fendi, and Monet.
In June 2019, the well-known brand Fendi launched a limited edition velvet collection entitled ‘Fendi X Jackson Wang Capsule Collection.’ As a designer, Wang designed its clothes, shoes, and accessories, which were sold soon after the launch and then released globally in July of the same year.
Earnings From Modeling
Apart from owning a fashion brand, Jackson Wang is also active in the fashion industry as a model for various fashion brands and commercials. His first solo commercial was for the Chinese electrical appliance manufacturer, Midea Group. Ever since then, he is endorsing various electronics, beverages, and clothing brands such as Pepsi, Adidas, Snow Beer, VIVO X21, Douyin Application, and Lenovo in Hong Kong and China.
— Jackson Wang 王嘉爾 왕잭슨 (@JacksonWang852) April 27, 2021
Moreover, Jackson Wang also sports luxury brands like Off-White, Jimmy Choo, and his own Team Wang Merchandise. He also gets featured in numerous prestigious fashion magazines, letting him earn more cash for his assets.
Earnings From YouTube
Like many other celebrity entertainment personalities, Jackson Wang is also active on YouTube. He joined the YouTube community in February 2019, and within the span of two years, his YouTube channel has nearly four million subscribers. Each of his YouTube videos has over 120K views.
According to Social Blade, Jackson Wang’s YouTube channel’s estimated monthly earnings ranges between $2.9K to $46.9K and yearly earnings from $35.2K to $562.9K. So, it also has quite aided in increasing the net worth of Jackson Wang.
Jackson Wang’s Lifestyle
Adidas’s former Chinese brand ambassador, Jackson Wang’s net worth of over $8 million, has given him a luxurious life with frequent foreign tours, designer clothes and accessories, and grand real estate. Reportedly, he bought a residential unit in The Cullinan complex in Hong Kong’s Union Square, Kowloon, in 2019.
Jackson Wang’s luxury residential private housing estate is one of Hong Kong’s most expensive real estate destinations. According to sources, Wang purchased the 875 sq. ft. residential unit, with glass curtain walls and views of Victoria Harbour, HK$38.8 million or $4.9 million. He and his family have some properties in China, South Korea, and Singapore as well.
Furthermore, the wealthiest member of Got7, Jackson Wang, is also admired for his good character and philanthropic works. After winning a lawsuit against a detractor, he donated the compensation money of $9K to charity.
Moreover, Wang often gifts his family members and friends expensive presents. In 2017, he gifted his fellow Got7 member, Mark Tuan, a $16K custom-made friendship bracelet from IF & Co. Jewelers. The bracelet was made of white diamonds and solid 14-karat rose gold with 7mm white gold Cuban link chains. Similarly, he gave his father, Wang Ruiji, an iPad Pro and a $13,950 worth ‘Rolex Submariner Blue’ watch for his birthday.
- Jackson Wang held a party titled ‘328 Journey Festival’ at the Beijing Olympics Sports Center in March 2019. He and the organizers sold 5000 tickets within 98 seconds.
- He prefers to introduce himself as ‘Jackson Wang from China.’
- Wang is the winner of the 2021 NetEase Indie Music Awards in Best Male Artist of the Year Award.
- Jackson Wang can speak four languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, and English. He can speak a bit of French as well.
- Wang has numerous tattoos on his body. All of his designs are related to his family and live events.
- Before pursuing a career in music, Jackson Wang was a junior Olympic-level saber fencer.