G Dragon is a South Korean rapper, lyricist, record producer, and fashion icon, often known as the king of K-Pop.
In 2006 he started his career as the leader of a boy band named “Big Bang” which is one of the chart-topping boy bands in the world. As of February 2021, he’s got a net worth of $30 million.
Initially, he worked as a trainee in YG Entertainment where he had to clean the studio and help the artists with whatever they needed.
But soon with his artistic ability and attractive persona, he had been riding high.
He played the central role in his band by being involved with music composition, writing songs, and album production. Apart from that, he’s also a popular solo artist.
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G Dragon Net Worth and Overview
|Date of Birth||August 18, 1988|
|Height||5 feet 9 inches (1.77 m)|
|Source of Wealth||Music Industry|
|Country of Origin||South Korea|
|Last Updated||February 2021|
G Dragon is the stage name of Kwon Ji Yong, and he was born in Seoul, South Korea on August 18, 1988. According to the Chinese Calendar, he was born in the year of the Dragon and he’s technically a Leo.
G Dragon is fond of his family and his father stated in an interview that he’s quite pleased with his son. He even got the nickname ‘Mom’s Best Son’ from people who wished for a son like him.
Not to mention, he loves his elder sister Kwon Dami who’s married and has a kid now. She owns a fashion boutique shop and G Dragon does modeling for her designs at times.
He went to Seoul Korean Traditional Arts Middle and High school, and Gyeong Hee University in 2009 to major under the Post-Modern Music department.
However, he dropped out of college in the same year and resumed his studies at Kukje Cyber University in 2010. He graduated in 2014 with a degree in Leisure Sports.
Then he enrolled in Sejong University for a Master’s program and received the degree in 2016.
Moreover, he postponed his military enlistment because of an educational degree. He delayed his enlistment by 370 days by applying for a doctorate program.
At the age of 5, he became a part of the group ‘Little Roo’Ra’ debuting as a dancer in a Christmas album. However, this group split up soon after this one album and that broke his heart.
Then he specialized in dancing under SM Entertainment and by being motivated by the Wu-Tang Clan rap group he debuted as a child rap artist in 2001.
At the age of 11, he started to work for the YG entertainment and eventually, joined their famous group Big Bang. There he wrote and produced plenty of materials.
With his active role in composition, he gave them their hit song ‘Haru Haru’. Their albums “Hot Issue”, “Stand Up”, and “Tonight & Alive” are the most successful ones in Korean music so far.
His solo album “Heartbreaker” was released in 2009 and became a huge hit which was sold over 275 thousand copies. The singles of this album were also smashing hits globally.
Subsequently, in 2010 he released another album with T.O.P, named “GD & TOP” and some singles of this album made it to the Gaon album chart.
In 2014, his song “Good Boy” was released in collaboration with Taeyang and that ended up being the top song on Billboard.
Then in 2017, his solo titled “Kwon Ji Young” came out on a USB flash drive and that too topped the Billboard’s World Album chart with sales over more than 1.1 million.
Highlights and Achievements
His band Big Bang won “Artist of the Year” awards at Mnet Asian Music in 2008, 2012, and 2015. At the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards, they were the Best Worldwide Act Winner.
Their singles “Loser” and “Bae Bae” won the 30th Golden Disc Award and 13th Korean Music award respectively. The group got tagged as “Kings of K-Pop” and the “Nation’s Boy-Band”.
He was awarded the “Best Male Solo Artist” at the 14th Mnet Asian Music Awards in 2012. Additionally, his album “One of a Kind” got the “Record of the Year” award at the 22nd Seoul Music Awards. Also, in 2013 he won the SIA’s Style Icon Top 10 along with Style Icon of the Year Awards.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on August 18, 1988, G Dragon is 32 years old. He has a height of 1.77 m and weighs 59 kg.
After breaking up with Japanese actress Nana Komatsu, G Dragon is currently dating a South Korean singer and actress named Sandara Park.
There are a lot of interesting facts about him that people might not know. Well, he always wanted to be a fashion designer prior to becoming a singer.
His favorite colors are red and black and he loves to eat “Ganjang Gaejang” which is a Korean seafood dish.
Besides, for frequently changing his hair color, he was given the nickname “Iguana Idol”. He’s got several tattoos too.
In real life, he is extremely shy and modest which is why people love him even more. Apart from the Korean language, he can speak English and Japanese.
His favorite singers include Jay-Z, Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, and Rihanna. Furthermore, he considers 8 to be his lucky number since all his birth year, month and day have this number.
G Dragon is a well-composed man and has always tried to take control of his own life. Hence, he never got caught up in any sort of controversies to face criticism.
G Dragon Net Worth in 2021
G Dragon is one of the most successful solo artists and businessmen in Korea. It is estimated that in 2021, his net worth is around $30 million.
Even though his earnings are mostly from his record releases and tours, he also has a successful business and earns over $7 million a year.
His writing and composing skill have earned him much respect in the music industry and thus, the Korean Times stated him as “a genius singer-songwriter”. Besides, his band was featured on the Forbes Magazine Celebrity 100 lists.