30 Killer Facts About Kim Seok-Jin Every Fan Should Know

Kim Seok-Jin
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The eldest member of the BTS band that received worldwide acclaim, Kim Seok-Jin, with his charismatic personality and stellar look, stands out from the rest. He, with his “silver voice,” has carved a spot for himself among the fan base, for expressing the most complicated emotions in his simple words. Here are some interesting facts about the singer that you probably didn’t know before:

    File:Kim Seok-jin at a fanmeet in Yongsan, in February 2014 01.jpg"File:Kim Seok-jin at a fanmeet in Yongsan, in February 2014 01.jpg" by 10 Seconds is licensed under CC BY 4.0

  1.  Kim was ranked as the overall 13th most popular idol as well as the 6th most popular idol among girls aged 13–19 in South Korea in the year 2019, following the data collected by analytics company Gallup Korea.
  2.  He has been a monthly donor to UNICEF Korea since May 2018, and had requested that his donations be kept private.
  3.  However, his donations were publicized, following his induction into the UNICEF Honors Club in May 2019, for contributing more than ₩100 million (about US$84,000).
  4.  His first co-produced track, “Awake,” a solo single from the album “Wings” was released in 2016. The song peaked at #31 on the Gaon Music Chart and #6 on the Billboard World Digital Singles Chart.
  5.  He is known to carry around a notepad and a pen with him, wherever he goes, in an effort to jot down ideas for lyrics whenever inspiration hits.
  6.  Kim Seok-Jin was born on December 4, 1992, in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. He has an older brother Kim Seok-joong.
  7.  There aren’t any details related to his parents, as Jin is known to have a private life. A.R.M.Y has some reports states Kim Nam-Jung, Vice President of Dongwon to be his father, and former Miss Korea 1977 – Kim Sung-hee to be his mother.
  8.  However, Jin has personally claimed in an interview with a Japanese magazine that his father is a CEO of a company that is a components supplier for Samsung, and that his business is based fully based in Germany.
  9.  Whenever his father went on business trips, Jin is said to have accompanied him. Even before making it big, he had already visited many places like Japan, Europe, and Australia.
  10.  It is reported that Jin was actually born in Anyang, which is a neighboring city of Gwacheon. His family moved to Gwacheon, when he was 2 years old.
  11. File:Jin (Kim Seok-jin) at the Jeonju Vivid Rock Festival in August 2013.jpg"File:Jin (Kim Seok-jin) at the Jeonju Vivid Rock Festival in August 2013.jpg" by BulletProof7BTS is licensed under CC BY 4.0

  12.  Since he spent most of his childhood in Gwacheon, the city became known as his hometown. After 10 years in Gwacheon, the family moved to Seoul.
  13.  He is known to be very close to his mother, as he would chat with her for about 30 minutes to one hour, and sometimes even for about 2 hours. He used to talk to his dad once in a weak.
  14.  During his childhood days, he volunteered with his dad to deliver coals to lower income bracket families, who can’t afford heaters.
  15.  He started playing Super Mario when he was five years old, and loves the Super Mario Toys, that he has even asked his friends to buy him one. He started playing Maple story since seventh grade.
  16.  He had a pet dog – Jjanggu – a Maltese mix, which lived with Kim and his family for over 12 years. The dog passed away in September 2018.
  17.  Jin made his debut with the BTS, as one of the four vocalists, with the album “2 Cool 4 Skool,” on June 13, 2003.
  18.  He had initially wanted to be pursue a career in acting, and even graduated with a degree in art and acting in February 2017 from Konkuk University.
  19.  Even before deciding to become an actor, he wanted to become a news reporter and even planned on studying journalism. But watching Kim Nam-kil’s acting on the Korean drama “Queen Seondeok,” he decided to take up acting.
  20.  He was scouted by South Korean K-pop agency SM Entertainment, off the street, when he was still in junior high school, but he rejected the offer.
  21.  Jin was scouted by Big Hit Entertainment while walking down the street, and eventually auditioned as an actor before becoming an idol trainee.
  22. File:Kim Seok-jin at a fanmeet in Ilsan, in March 2014 01.jpg"File:Kim Seok-jin at a fanmeet in Ilsan, in March 2014 01.jpg" by 10 Seconds is licensed under CC BY 4.0

  23.  He loves to eat and taste new recipes. He is also a very good cook, and had cooking as a hobby. But, due to his food allergies, he gave up cooking.
  24.  He attended the Bosung High School. In an effort to pursue studies other than music, he enrolled in the graduated school at Hanyang Cyber University.
  25.  Jin was picked as the “world’s most handsome male face” in a poll conducted by Czech doll company CzDollic in the year 2018, beating nearly 18,000 contenders from 58 countries.
  26.  Kim donated supplies to Korean Animal Welfare Association in December 2018, purchasing food, blankets and dishes for the organization, to celebrate his birthday.
  27.  The same month, he also donated 321 kilograms of food to the Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA), another Korean animal welfare non-profit.
  28.  He currently had two pets – sugar gliders named Odeng and Eomuk. It was said that he happened to get these pets, while searching for Suga on the internet, and had sugar gliders popping up as result instead.
  29.  Both the names of the sugar gliders are actually Korean words for fish cakes. It has been reported that Eomuk passed away due to an accident and that he got another sugar glider Gukmul.
  30.  He, along with his older brother, opened a Japanese-style restaurant called Ossu Seiromushi, located in Seoul, near Lake Seokchon, in the year 2018.
  31.  He is said to have purchased an 87.56 square-meter home in Hannam The Hill – one of the most luxurious apartment complexes in Seoul. The price is believed to have exceeded $1.8 million.
  32.  In October 2018, Jin, along with the other BTS members, was awarded the fifth-class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit by South Korean president Moon Jae-in.
  33.  Kim Seok-Jin Net Worth: $20 Million

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