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G-Dragon Net Worth

G Dragon Net Worth
Net Worth$40,000,000
Full NameKwon Ji-Yong
Date of Birth/AgeJune 10, 1973 (Age: 45)
Source of wealthMusic Production, Songwriting, Singing, Fashion Design.
Country of originSouth Korea
State/City of originSeoul
Last Updated2019

Net Worth

G-Dragon’s net worth is 40 million dollars.

How Much Does G-Dragon Make a Year?

While his earnings vary based on his record releases and tours, he has made several solid investments in businesses and earns over $7 million a year.

How Does G-Dragon Make his Money?

Much of his earnings come his albums and singles, as well as tours. Downloads of his singles number in the millions.

He also earns a percentage of revenue from his music being played on Spotify, Pandora, and from YouTube advertising revenue.

G-Dragon also produces and writes music for himself and others, earning additional money from this.

He endorses several brands online and in commercials for a rumored $1 million per endorsement. He has promoted Airbnb, Hyundai. Nike, and several European and Asian fashion brands.

He is also a brand ambassador and model for Chanel.

He is an entrepreneur as well as a musician. He has built several businesses, including a hotel, now run by his parents. He also helped design the Jeju Island resort “Jeju Shinhwa World.”

He has collaborated with brands like Ambush and 8 Seconds to release his own clothing and accessory designs. His own brand “Peaceminusone” has stores in Seoul and London.


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G-Dragon is a Korean singer and rapper. He started with the boy band Big Bang but went solo to pursue his career as a rapper.

He is known for his love of fashion, especially Chanel, and stylish clothing choices. He is also a producer and entrepreneur who owns a hotel, two cafes, and a bowling alley.

He is one of the most famous and successful musicians in Korea.

Early Life

Kwon Ji-Yong was born on August 18, 1988, in Seoul, South Korea. His parents are Kwon Young-Hwan and Han Gi-ran.

He has a sister named Kwon Dami, who designs a clothing line and runs her own boutique. His parents encouraged his musical career and his first forays into acting.

He discovered the Wu-Tang Clan at the age of 8 and decided to pursue rap as a career. He spent much of his childhood taking singing and dancing classes.

He also worked as an intern and gopher for his entertainment company, until they gave him a chance to make his own music.


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Personal Life

G-Dragon was rumored to be dating a Japanese actress named Mizuhara Kiko, but this was never confirmed.

He has expressed a desire to get married and have children, but so far has not been romantically connected to any other girlfriends.

He is currently taking a break from his career to serving his two years of mandatory military service for South Korea.


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G-Dragon started in the music business at the age of five, when he joined the music group “Little Roo’Ra.” They only released one album, and then split up.

He was later scouted by SM Entertainment, who helped develop his singing and performance skills. He became interested in rap music and joined up with another musician, Dong Young-bae, to record their own songs.

They also collaborated with other Korean artists under the name “GDYB.”

His record label set him and four other young men up as a boy band, called “Big Bang.” Their first album “Big Bang Volume 1” featured a solo song by G-Dragon and was somewhat successful. They released several EPs in the next few years, for which he wrote and produced many of the biggest hits.

In 2009, he released his first solo album, “Heartbreaker” which sold 300,000 records. The first single, also called “Heartbreaker” has been downloaded over five million times. His second album was a collaboration with fellow Big bang member TOP, and it debuted at number one in 2010.

He released an EP entitled “One of a Kind” in 2012. This resulted in three top ten hits, a Best Male Solo Artist Award, and a Record of the Year Award from the Mnet Asian Music Awards. He embarked on a tour of 8 Asian countries in support of this album.

G Dragon net worth reached $40,000,000 by 2019.

His second studio album, entitled “Coup D’état” came out in 2013 and featured collaborations with American and European DJs and musicians, including Missy Elliot.

He won four awards at the Mnet Asian Music Awards for this album and two awards at the World Music Awards.

He released several singles in 2014 and 2015 in collaboration with other musicians, including Skrillex and Taeyang. He also started touring with Big Bang in support of their album “Made.”

His songs have reached t number one on the Billboard World Songs charts, as well as the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs charts.

He then released another solo album entitled “Kwon Ji-Yong” in 2016 which sold over a million copies in a week.

His next solo world tour took him to Europe, Asia, and North America and was the largest tour by a Korean artist in history. A documentary about the concert tour was filmed and released on YouTube.


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Interesting Facts

He has seven tattoos so far, including a Keith Haring inspired design.

He refers to G-Dragon as his “alter ego” and is quiet and calm as compared to his onstage presence.

He completed his undergraduate degree in Leisure Sports Studies at Gukje Cyber University in 2013 and his Master’s in Content and Retail Distribution from Sejong University in 2016.


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In 2016 he was named by Forbes as one of the top 30 under 30 in Asian Entertainment.

He has written or collaborated on 23 number one hits on the Korean music charts.

Big Bang won numerous music awards including Artist of the Year in 2008, 2012, and 2015 from the Mnet Asian Music Awards. They also won Best Worldwide Act the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2011.


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Favorite Quotes from G-Dragon

“G-Dragon is a fancy person. People don’t expect the upright image of G-Dragon. Kwon Ji-Yong is an introvert and has lots of things going on in his head.”

“I occasionally rapped along to some homegrown Korean rap. And then a friend introduced me to Wu-Tang and played me ‘Enter the 36th Chambers.’ It was very shocking. And then I started to look for different albums. This was pre-Internet, so it’s hard to find the music, and it was even harder to find music videos.”


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Tips for success from G-Dragon

  1. “It would be better to be recognized first for music, but people go with what they like. If I’m here because I’m recognized more so as a style icon, then, if I’m smart enough, I will use this opportunity to share more insight into my music.”
  2. “When I create a song, I immediately think about what I’m going to wear when I perform that song. I think about the music video treatment and about how I’m going to look on stage when I perform the record. The connection is so obvious that it’s a single package. An outfit, to me, is almost a tool to express the music.”