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Kim Nam-joon Introduction
Kim Nam-joon aka RM is an idol who amazes everyone with his distinctive rapping style. He is the leader of the famous boy band BTS which is creating not only history but also a legacy for generations to come.
With one of the most unique names, RM has one of the unique rapping styles which amaze his listeners.
RM’s music, lyrics, and Instagram feed are evidence of his artistic abilities. To find out more about RM’s life and career keep scrolling.
Kim Nam-joon Net Worth & Salary
Being one of the top artists of this century both nationally and internationally, RM has gained a lot of wealth along with priceless love from his fans all over the world.
Considering RM’s age, his net worth is more than impressive which in figures is an astounding $30 million.
RM earns majorly by being a rapper, record producer, and singer, and from solo projects and brand endorsements.
Kim Nam-joon Age, Early Life & Biography
As of 2022, Nam-Joon aka RM is 28 years old.
Nam-joon was born in South Korea’s Dongjak District in Seoul on September 12, 1994, and was brought up in Ilsan District, Goyang after his family shifted when he was four.
For academic education, RM went to Apgujeong High School and for some time he also studied in New Zealand.
From the very beginning, he was inclined toward literature and art and wrote poetry, even winning some competitions.
RM was one of those toppers of his class and had an impressive IQ of 148 and was among 1% of the country’s students in university entrance examinations for various subjects.
At first, RM’s parents were against his passion to pursue a musical career. But RM’s witty question asking his mother if she wants his son to be a first-place rapper or a 5,000th-place student changed his mother’s perspective on her son’s career.
RM pursued a degree in Broadcasting and Entertainment from the Global Cyber University of South Korea and graduated in 2019. From Cyber University he did MBA in Advertising and Media.
In many interviews, Nam-joon has mentioned that the sitcom Friends played the role of his English teacher.
|Birth Date:||September 12, 1994|
|Birth Place:||Dongjak District, Seoul, South Korea|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||NA|
|Profession:||Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer|
|Current Net Worth||$30 Million|
|Content Last Updated:||September 2022|
Kim Nam-joon Personal Life
RM aka Nam-joon is the eldest son of his parents and has a younger sibling, his sister.
RM once mentioned how he had a relationship in high school. Other than this, RM has never admitted to having any girlfriends. There was a very funny rumor stating that RM’s secretly married with a kid, but all of this is false.
Interviewers, whenever they ask RM about his love life, he very tactfully answers that his busy schedule doesn’t permit him to have a girlfriend.
Kim Nam-joon Career
RM’s career technically began when he was a first-year middle school student as he used to rap in local amateur hip-hop circles. In 2008 RM had his first concert and was an active underground rapper and even released quite some tracks by collaborating with underground rappers like Zico.
After an unsuccessful audition for Big Deal Records, in 2009, RM didn’t lose hope and gave an audition for Big Hit. Rapper Sleepy played a key role in RM’s musical career as his encouraging words motivated RM to audition for Big Hit Entertainment CEO Bang Si-hyuk.
At age 16, RM secured his position in BigHit (as an idol and leader for BTS) which Bang offered without informing his parents.
RM, Suga, and J-hope trained together for three years before their debut in BTS. In June 2013, Nam-joon debuted as RM with BTS. Since then RM has produced music and written lyrics for many BTS songs. RM’s first solo after the debut was the intro track to BTS’ first extended play (EP) O!RUL8,2? Which was released in August 2013.
Intro: What Am I to You?, a rap track from BTS’ Dark & Wild album was a solo performed by RM in 2014. In 2015, With Warren G, RM collaborated and released a single named “P.D.D (Please Don’t Die)”, a track expressing his feelings towards his haters.
RM’s dream to release his mixtape was accomplished on March 17, 2015, as he released his first mixtape on this date. Soon after its release, RM’s mixtape held a position on the “50 Best Hip Hop Albums of 2015”.
RM, while still having busy schedules as a BTS member, has always managed to do some amazing collaborations which include Fantastic Four’s soundtrack(Marvel), Primary’s “U”, Change, Gajah, Champion remix, etc.
“Mono”, RM’s second mixtape released in October 2018 was even adored by critics for being fearlessly vulnerable in songs like ‘Tokyo’ and ‘Seoul’.
A heartwarming collaboration of RM with Tiger JK took place on JK’s last and final album as Drunken Tiger. RM was in charge of lyrics and the way he described the historical meaning of Drunken Tiger’s name was quite moving and was unexpected by JK.
2019 saw major collabs of RM one with Honne for the remake of “Crying Over You” and the other was an official remix of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road”. BTS’ EP Map of the Soul: Persona’s “Persona” was one of RM’s solo endeavors
“Don’t” by Korean singer eAeon featured RM on April 30, 2021.
Kim Nam-joon Awards & Achievements
RM was ranked 12th and 11th in a survey of the category of the most preferred idols of the year in the year 2018 and 2019 respectively.
RM made a breakthrough on December 27, 2018, when he became the first K-pop artist to be on the Rock Digital Songs chart.
One of RM’s remarkable achievements was the fifth-class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit award; he shared this moment with his beloved BTS members even though they were honored with this title.
Last year, in 2018, RM along with BTS members was appointed as Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture by President Moon Jae-in.
Kim Nam-joon Major Investments and Assets
Being a millionaire at a young age, RM has understood the importance of investing his wealth.
RM purchased a property in the famous Yongsan District of Seoul In 2019 worth ₩4.9 billion and sold jit just a year later for ₩5.8 billion.
Recently in June 2021, RM purchased a home in Hannam-dong which cost him $5.7 million.
Kim Nam-joon Must Watch Latest Video and Trending Photographs
Link to one of the latest vlogs of RM on the YouTube channel Bangtantv is:
Kim Nam-joon Instagram Handle
Kim Nam-joon Twitter Handle
RM doesn’t have any personal official Twitter account but has a joint account with BTS, which is used by them to interact with ARMY, whose link: https://mobile.twitter.com/bts_twt