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Bang Chan, the leader of the boy band, “Stray Kids”, has an estimated net worth of $3 million. Find out about his early life, career, and how he made his money.

Stray Kids Bang Chan has an estimated net worth of $3 million. The South Korean singer, producer, vocalist, sub-rapper, and dancer is best known as the leader of the boy band, Stray Kids. Before linking up with his band members, Chan had been involved in music for years. Even as a kid, he traveled to Australia where he took music and dance classes.

It’s interesting to see that Stray Kids Bang Chan is already a millionaire in his own right. It isn’t surprising, however, as his band has grown significantly in terms of popularity. His individual efforts, also, must have contributed significantly to his growing net worth. In this post, we’ll discuss his early life, career, and how he’s been able to make so much money.

Full Name Christopher Chahn Bahng
Net Worth $3 Million
Age 25
Date of Birth and Place October 3 1997
Place of Birth Seoul, South Korea 
Occupation Songwriter, Rapper, Composer, Vocalist, Producer, Dancer
Nationality and Hometown South Korean, Australian
Marital Status Unmarried

Who is Bang Chan?

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Source: GQ

Born on October 3, 1997, Bang Chan is a 25-year-old rapper from South Korea. A hard-working songwriter, composer, arranger, singer, sub-rapper, and dancer, Bang Chan is the leader of the South Korean band, Stray Kids. In accordance with his hard-working nature, he has released several solo songs and collaborations.

Bang Chan was born in Seoul, South Korea, into a somewhat musical family. It has been severally reported that his mother was a Soprano singer while his father played guitar. He has two siblings; a sister named Hannah and a brother named Lucas. Currently, he’s not known to be dating anyone. However, he’s close to his only pet, Berry, a female Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. He often refers to Berry as “my little baby”.

When he was still a kid, Bang Chan moved to Australia with his family. The family reportedly moved homes severally, but the young Chan had the time to study. In addition to formal education, Bang Chan took music and dance classes (including ballet and modern dance) at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts. He was also a sports enthusiast, winning numerous accolades in swimming events. It’s worth noting that his dad was also a swimming instructor.

When he was still a high school student, Bang Chan’s parents moved the family back to South Korea. He had to finish his education at Chungdam High School. Even before graduation, he was apparently clear on his love for music. He had passed a local audition for JYP Entertainment at the age of 13. He formed a hip-hop group known as 3RACHA in late 2016. In late 2017, he became a member and leader of a new boy band which has blossomed to become Stray Kids.

Want to learn more about Stray Kids Bang Chan’s personal life before we get into the net worth segment? The table below has additional information you may be interested in.

Real Name Christopher Chahn Bahng
Stage Name Bang Chan
Nicknames Chris, Channie, Crispy, Koala, Kangaroo
Profession Songwriter, singer, dancer, vocalist, composer, arranger, music group leader
Education Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, Chungdam High School
Ethnicity Asian
Religion Christian
Height 5.6 feet (171 cm)
Weight 143 lbs (65 kg)
Zodiac Sign Libra

What is Bang Chan’s Net Worth in 2023?

As of 2023, Stray Kids Bang Chan’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million. It’s important to note that this is his personal net worth and not the net worth of the group, Stray Kids. It’s also necessary to note that Bang Chan made the majority of his money from his music career. Though Bang Chan and his band members became popular not too long ago, they’ve been able to produce a lot of materials and perform on different stages to earn the money they control.

To fully understand how Bang Chan went from being the new kid in the block to becoming a millionaire superstar, it’s important to consider his career progression. Below, we’ll try to discuss the different stages of his career and their impacts on his net worth.

Before Stray Kids (2010 – 2017)

As mentioned earlier, Bang Chan was already active in music and dance as a kid in Australia. After passing the local audition at 13, he was welcomed to JYP Entertainment in 2011. Though he didn’t get credit for any high-profile work at the time, he made good friends at the company. He was reportedly friends with GOT7, DAY6, and TWICE. It was more like a training and refining period, even as he watched some of his friends debut without him.

In late 2016, Bang Chan got his first chance at stardom. An opportunity came knocking, and he formed a hip-hop group named 3RACHA with friends, Han (J.One) and Changbin (SPEARB). He was nicknamed CB97 at the time. Throughout 2017, 3RACHA uploaded their self-composed EPs (extended plays) on SoundCloud.

Stray Kids – The Survival Show

Bang Chan’s biggest chance at stardom came when JYP officially released his individual picture in October 2017 to promote an upcoming survival show named Stray Kids. He was later revealed as the leader of a nine-member “Male Group Project” he co-founded with J.Y. Park. All three members of 3RACHA were part of the new group. During the last episode of the show, it was confirmed that Bang Chan will make his official debut for JYP Entertainment as the leader of the new band, Stray Kids.

Stray Kids (2018 – Present)

After the formation of Stray Kids, it took Bang Chan and his band members approximately three months to come up with their first major work, besides the singles and music videos they had completed. It was an EP named “I am NOT”, released on March 26, 2018. Of course, Bang Chan served and still serves as the group’s leader, lead vocalist, lead dancer, and rapper. He’s also the major composer, arranger, and songwriter, though other members contribute meaningfully too.

Stray Kids has released several other works and participated in several shows and events. Their second mini album or EP, named “I am YOU” was released on October 22, 2018, a day after a successful third showcase (Stray Kids Unveil: Op 03) at Olympic Hall. The group got reduced to 8 members when Woojin left. They also performed as a 7 member group when Hyunjin took a break.

The bottom line: The Stray Kids’ leader has a lot to show for his hard work

That Stray Kids Bang Chan is worth an estimated $3 million shouldn’t come as a surprise. The South Korean sensation is the leader of a successful boy band and an excellent ambassador of JYP Entertainment. His net worth is a testament to his incredible talent and work ethic.

For a South Korean artist that spent part of his childhood in Australia, Bang Chan has done well for himself. Firstly, he’s established himself as a talented musician, dancer, and all-round performer. It’s only natural that he has become a dollar millionaire. Care to know the net worth of other interesting and famous people? We’ve got you covered. Check out Ice Spice and Jelly Roll‘s respective net worth pages right here.

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