Yu Hojin Biography

Magician Yu Hojin is an artist from Seoul, South Korea, popularly called the “future of magic”. He is the first Asian Performer who won the “Grand Prix Award at the FISM World Championships of Magic” in 2012. He also owned the title of the youngest person to win the Magician of the Year Award from the Academy of Magical Arts at the Magic Castle in Hollywood. Yu gained worldwide fame after his appearance at America’s Got Talent and currently, he is competing in the AGT Fantasy League.  

Yu Hojin Bio, Age, Height, Parents, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Wikipedia

Hojin was born on 25th December 1992, making him 29 years old as of 2022. He is from Seoul, Korea, and may be raised there (not confirmed). He went to Dong-Pusan College, South Korea, and received his bachelor’s degree. In 2022, he moved to New York to pursue a career as a magician. Yu Hojin shared on the AGT stage that – he started practicing magic tricks when he was eight years old although his father was not supportive in the beginning. He said,

“I was doing magic secretly in my bathroom. So my daddy, after five years found out about my passion for magic and he asked me ‘hey if I accept your magic, can you be the best?’ And I said ‘Yeah.'”


Yu Hojin started practicing his artistic career as a magician when he was eight years old. He appeared on several magic shows during his lifetime including Britain’s Got Talent, World’s Best Magic, Champions of Magic, Masters of Illusion, The Late Show with David Letterman, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He was part of the legendary touring magic production team called “The Illusionists”.

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Since 2013, he has been working with a crew that features a rotating cast of 5-8 members. All of the crew members specialize in specific branches of magic, including stage illusions, mind reading, escapism, and comedic magic. In 2019, he wrote on Facebook that he made a decision to do solo things in the field but he also promised that he would come back.

He was one of the first magicians to perform in the historic “Sydney Opera House” concert hall and made history as the first Asian magician to perform on Broadway. The star held his show called Masulsa at the Busan Film Sky Hall Theater from 29th November to 8th December 2019. He shared on the AGT stage that he worked on military duty for two years. Later, he ended his military job on 27 November 2021. He took a one-year gap and concluded he wanted to participate in his all-time favorite show AGT.


Magician Yu Hojin auditioned for America’s Got Talent (AGT) Season 17. He mesmerized all judges with his on-air act in the episode of season 17 on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. He received a standing ovation from the AGT show judges after he showcased his skills and made feathers appear out of thin air. Hojin has earned several awards and honorable prizes for himself. He had previously auditioned America’s Got Talent (AGT) Season 11 competition in 2016 as a guest performer and missed the mark in the finals from judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, and Sofia Vergara.

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Social media

He is active on social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. On his Instagram account @hojin_yu, he has 48.7 k fan followers. He wanted and desired the world to “know him and remember him by his name.”

Yu Hojin Biography

Real Name Yu Hojin
Birth Date December 25, 1992
Age (as of 2024) 30 Years
Birth Place Seoul, South Korea
Profession Magician
College Dong-Pusan ​​College
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 11” – in Centimeters – 180 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 64 kg  –  in Pounds –  141 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
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Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is his girlfriend? None

Personal Life

He is not married or dating anyone. He has kept the public in the dark about anything about his love- relationships. In an interview he said, 

Yes, I agree; I’m always thinking about magic. Sometimes I wish I could be normal, but everything I do, I think, “Maybe this could create magic,” “Ah, maybe I can create an act with this music.” When I go to a concert with my girlfriend, and there’s something truly beautiful and impactful happening, everyone is enjoying it, but I have my phone out, saying, “Wait, let me write this down, it could be good.” My girlfriend says, “What are you doing? Just enjoy the show,” and I say, “No, no, wait, let me write it down”… Yes, sometimes I really wish I could be normal.

Yu Hojin Net worth

Magician Yu Hojin has not publicly shared any information on his net worth. He has earned most of his income from his profession in the military and his second career as a magician. Due to experience and hard work, he participated in various live shows in his life. As of 2022, we assumed that AGT Magician He has an estimated net worth of around $1 to $2 million.

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  • He is known as “the future of magic,” and for a good reason.
  • He has been honored with the title of “the first magician to perform in the iconic Sydney Opera House’s concert hall”.

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