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Full NameYoung Jeong
First NameYoung
Last NameJeong
ProfessionCelebrity Mother
NationalityAsian- American
EthnicitySouth Asian
Birth CountrySouth Korea
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseD.K. Jeong
No Of Children1

Young Jeong is the mother of famous American comedian, actor, producer, writer, and television personality Ken Jeong.

She is originally from South Korea.

Family, husband, and children

Young emigrated from South Korea to the United States to seek a better future. 

She came with her husband, D.K. Jeong, who is an economics professor at Wayne State University

He also earned his Ph.D. in economics. 

The family stayed in Michigan for a while and then moved to Greensboro, North Carolina, as Young's husband was a professor there.

More about Ken Jeong

Ken, who is a comedian, actor, and many more, is also a licensed physician. 

He attended Walter Hines Page High School, where he was a District Quiz Bown Team member, was elected to the student council, and played violin in the school orchestra. 

He graduated at 16 in 1986 and later earned Greensboro's Youth of the Year award for his accomplishments.

Pursuing acting and med school 

He decided to pursue acting while he was a sophomore at Duke University

Even though he was studying pre-med, he started his career by doing stand-up. 

He earned his bachelor's degree from Duke in 1990 and his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1995

He also enrolled in the theater classes at the University of California, Los Angeles, a summer before starting medical school. 

Wife and children of Ken Jeong 

Ken’s wife Tran Ho is a Vietnamese-American family practitioner. 

Ken and Tran met at the Kaiser Permanente, which lies in West California, in 2002

At the time, she was working there, and Ken was her colleague. They dated for about two years before tying the knot in 2004. 

Together they share twin daughters whose names are Zooey Jeong and Alexa Jeong

She gave birth to their daughters in 2007. They currently reside in Calabasas, California.  

Young Jeong son Ken Jeong with his wife and daughters.
Young Jeong son Ken Jeong with his wife and daughters. Source: Gossip Gist

His wife, Tran, is a breast cancer survivor. After a year of birth of their twins, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. 

She did not have any family history of breast cancer. She was just 35 years old at the time of her diagnosis. 

It was predicted that the chances of her survival were very low. 

She had to undergo 16 chemotherapy sessions and a mastectomy. And then got treated with radiation therapy. 

She was finally declared cancer-free by her doctor in October 2010. 

She is the inspiration for her son

Ken is currently the host and executive producer of I Can See Your Voice

In an interview, Ken mentioned that the main reason for him to be involved in the TV series is his beloved mother's advice. 

She told him that the series was the number one show in Korea and that she was a huge fan. 

She told him if he did that, it would be a "game-changer" for his career, and she was right. 

He also further added, if your mother wants you to do something, just do as your mother says. 

Young is being called "the Korean Kris Jenner." 

Ken took it in a humorous way and responded by saying if his mother is Kris Jenner, he is Kourtney Kardashian of the family. 

Net worth and earnings

Young's net worth and earnings have not been revealed. 

She barely has any information about herself and has not revealed anything about her career. 

Her son Ken is worth about $14 million. His estimated earnings and time are calculated below:

Time Estimated earnings 
Per month$300,000
Per year$10 million


  1. Young's birthday has not been revealed yet, but she is estimated to be in her 70's.
  2. She has dark black hair.
  3. Her eye color is also black.
  4. Her ethnicity is South Asian.
  5. Her nationality is American.

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Updated On Thu Mar 11 2021 Published On Sun Mar 07 2021 By shaumya

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