Jay Ikon Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Joan Agie
Oct 13, 2022 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on Jun 23, 2022
Fact-checked by Sahaana Harishankar
Jay Ikon is the main vocalist and dancer of the boy group, Ikon, from South Korea, and is also the oldest member of the group.
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About Jay Ikon

Kim Jinhwan, the birth name of Jay Ikon, is a famous singer from South Korea, who is signed with YG Entertainment.

Jay Ikon is known by various nicknames; Jinny, Milky Skin, Jinanie, Jinan, Petit Boy, and Mat Hyeong. Jay Ikon is also very good at playing the trumpet.

Jay Ikon, the stage name of Kim Jinhwan, was born into a creative family. Jay Ikon's mother is a renowned violinist, who has been playing violin for more than 26 years. Jay Ikon's parents' names are not known. Jay's parents still live on Jeju Island, where his mother runs her restaurant. Apart from that, Jay's mother is also a master in many foreign languages and has taught her son various foreign languages. Jay has an elder sister named Kim Sei Yeon, who is six years older than him. Kim Sei Yeon is a big fan of K-pop idols, which was one of the reasons why her younger brother also wanted to become one.

Jay Ikon has a clear tone with strong pop vocals. He has a strong and distinct voice and can sing in any range. Jay is very swift at learning dances and his dancing is always very neat and powerful. In 2013, Jay Ikon was introduced to YG Entertainment as a student trainee, along with B.I., where he was a part of Team B. B.I. has since left the group and today he is a former member of the famous Ikon group. Jay gifted a ring inscribed with 'WINNER' to the members of both teams, Team B and Team A.

Jay Ikon Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jay Ikon’s net worth?

The estimated net worth of Jay Ikon is around $300,000 as of 2022. He has earned this net worth as a member of the group, Ikon.

How much does Jay Ikon earn per year?

Jay Ikon is a famous singer and lead dancer from South Korea, whose annual income depends upon the various projects he undertakes, which may vary yearly. Hence, a fixed annual income can not be determined.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jay Ikon?

The main vocalist of the group, Ikon, Jay Ikon, is 5 ft 5 in tall (165 cm). The South Korean singer has brown eyes and black hair.

How old is Jay Ikon?

Jay Ikon was born on February 7, 1994, so he turned 28 years old in February 2022. Being born at the start of February, his zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Childhood And Education

Jay Ikon was born and brought up on Jeju island. Jay graduated from Jejuseo Middle School on Jeju island and then moved to the Philippines for language training, which lasted almost seven months. 

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jay Ikon dating?

According to the sources, Jay Ikon is single.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Jay Ikon made his debut as the main vocalist and lead dancer of the boy group, Ikon, with the release of Ikon's first track, 'My Type', which topped the Gaon chart. Jay Ikon, like any other member, participated in YG Entertainment's pre-debut program, 'Mix and Match' and 'Win: Who Is Next'; he got through auditions and has been the main vocalist since then. The fellow band members of Jay Ikon are Song Yun Hyeong, B.I., Bobby, Ju-ne, Chanwoo, and Kim Dong Hyuk. Currently, Jay is the 'wine mother' of the group and the oldest member of Ikon.

Jay Ikon debuted on September 15, 2015, with the release of Ikon's pre-album single song music video, 'My Type'. Within the first day of its release, this song was viewed by over one million viewers on YouTube.

The number-one lead singles of Ikon are 'My Type', 'Dumb & Dumber', and 'Apology', and the three top-10 singles are 'Airplane', 'Rhythm Ta', and 'Anthem'. These albums were commercially successful and their songs sold over five million copies. The commercial success and fame, led the group to receive numerous honors in major Asian music awards. Ikon's debut studio album, 'Welcome Back' in 2015, went straight onto the South Korean Gaon Album Chart.

The boy group, Ikon, has no leader as of 2022; their leader was the legendary artist, Kim Hanbin. After Kim Hanbin left Ikon, Jay Ikon is the group's oldest member. Ikon held their first concert at a music show in Seoul on October 3, 2015 and bagged their first win.

For the Ikon members, it is not unusual to change their names once they become a part of the Ikon group. According to the group members, the change is to be part of the group's New Kids concept, which signifies a new beginning and also a new style for Ikon.

Jay, or Jinhwan, is still a member of Ikon, as of 2022.

YG Entertainment has not disbanded Ikon and it continues to exist with six members.

What awards has Jay Ikon won?

As a member of the group, Ikon, Jay Ikon has won the following awards; the Best New Artist Award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards, for their debut in 2015; Golden Disc Awards; Seoul Music Awards; the Melon Music Awards; and Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards. Ikon won the Digital Song Of The Year at the Golden Disc Awards in 2018.

Jay Ikon’s Hobbies and Interests

Swimming and reading books are his hobbies. Jay has once said that books are his best friends and 'The Painter Of The Wind' is his favourite book.

Other Interesting Jay Ikon Facts And Trivia

  • Jay Ikon can also play guitar.
  • According to various online sources, Jay Ikon is very flirtatious with his fans!
  • Jay Ikon apparently loves drinking wine.
  • Jay Ikon can speak Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Tagalog, English, all fluently, and Filipino to some extent.
  • Jay Ikon was born on February 7, 1994, so he turned 28 years old in February 2022. Being born at the start of February, his zodiac sign is Aquarius.
  • Currently, Jay Ikon is the oldest member of the group, Ikon.
  • The South Korean singer has also participated in the show, 'King Of Mask Singer'.
  • Jay Ikon also has a personal YouTube channel, where he uploads reviews, travel vlogs, and cooking vlogs.
  • Jay has nearly three million followers on Instagram as of 2022.

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Jay Ikon Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Kim Jin hwan

Date of Birth



South Korean

Place of Birth

Jeju Island



165 cm

Eye Color


Child Star?



Professional Pop Singer, Dancer


Jejuseo Middle School

Net Worth



Kim Sei Yeon
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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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