Interesting Facts About Got7 Leader: JB


GOT7 Leader: JB

Who doesn’t know GOT7? The group debuted in 2014 under the management of JYP Enterainment. The group is composed of seven extremely talented members. They are JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam, and Yugyeom. These guys have caught many people’s hearts and attention worldwide!

Just like other groups, the leader holds an important role as the person who is in charge of many things, representing the group. If SM Entertainment often chooses the eldest as the leader, JYP Entertainment chooses the leader based on the person’s capabilities. GOT7‘s leader is JB. Let’s get to know him more with these interesting facts below!


  • JB’s real name is Lim Jae Bum (임재범).
  • He was born in Goyang city, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
  • He is the second eldest in the group after Mark, being born on January 6, 1994.
  • His blood type is A.
  • He is the only child.
  • JB had his first kiss when he was 13.
  • He is chosen as the leader because of his assertive nature.
  • Unfortunately, he is quite short tempered.
  • Because of his chic personality, he automatically become the chic face of the group.
  • He has a nickname of ‘harabuji’ (grandpa) because his hair was dyed gray for ‘Girls, Girls, Girls‘ comeback.
  • He won 1st place in JYP Open Audition in 2009 and became a trainee afterwards.
  • He shared that place with fellow member, Jinyoung.
  • The two of them compose JJ Project.
  • JB was a trainee for at least 2.5 years.
  • He attended Sewon High School.
  • After he graduated, he enrolled in Geonguk University as a Film Major.
  • His specialty is b-boying.
  • He can play the piano.
  • He can also speak Japanese.
  • He is an aspiring producer through his personal platform in soundcloud under the name DEFSOUL (@def_xxx).
  • He collaborated with JOMALONE on some tracks.
  • He wrote GOT7’s title track, ‘You Are‘.
  • His favorite artists are Michael Jackson, India Arie and Javier.
  • He likes Girls’ Generation‘s Yoona.
  • He is also a fan of soul music.
  • His favorite movies are Eternal Sunshine and Midnight in Paris.
  • His favorite color is grey.
  • His hobbies are watching movies, taking pictures, traveling, eating outside, collecting shoes.
  • His shoe size is 8 (US) or 41 (EU).
  • JB is cat person! He has a cat named Nora (GOT7’s cat; Jackson calls her Laura) and also two other cats (rumor says more~) named Kunta and Odd.
  • Interestingly, he likes Mickey Mouse.
  • JB loves the feeling of being out in the nature. If he had superpowers, he would like to be able to teleport to the Grand Canyon.
  • That is why he loves traveling by bus.
  • JB can also act. He has starred in several projects.
  • He acted in ‘Dream High 2‘ (2012) and ‘When a Man Falls in Love‘ (2013).
  • Together with fellow members, he took a part in a web-series called ‘Dream Knight‘.
  • He has also been a participant of the 1st season of ‘The Romantic and Idol‘ Show.
  • JB eats really well and he loves to cook. He likes to make omelette rice and kimchi stew.
  • His personal favorite food is soondubu jjigae (soft spicy tofu stew).
  • It was said that JB did not like to do aegyo but he could do it for his parents.
  • His ideal type is a cute girl who can attract his attention.
  • As for now, each members of GOT7 owns their own room, except for BamBam and Yugyeom.