Kim Jong-Un Untold Stories, Family & Facts

Kim Jong-unNick Names : Young Master, Young General, Great Successor, Outstanding Leader, Lil Kim, Brilliant Comrade,Yŏngmyŏng-Han Tongji
Birthday: January 8, 1983
Nationality: Korean
Famous: Dictator
Sign: Capricorn
Age: 35 Years
Born In: Pyongyang, North Korea
Famous As: Supreme Leader Of North Korea
Height: 1.7 M
Political Ideology: Political Party – Korean Workers’
Spouse/Ex-: Ri Sol-Ju
Father: Kim Jong-Il
Mother: Ko Yong-Hui
Siblings: Kim Jong-Chul, Kim Jong-Nam, Kim Sul-Song, Kim Yo-Jong
Children: Kim Ju-Ae
Religion: Atheism
Net Worth: $5 BillionKim Jong-Un, also spelled Kim Jong-Eun, (born January 8, 1984?, North Korea), North Korean political official who succeeded his father, Kim Jong Il, as leader of North Korea (2011– ).


Who is Kim Jong-Un?

Kim Jong-un is a North Korean leader and politician. He is the incumbent Supreme Leader of North Korea since 2011 and Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea since 2012. He is the second child of Kim Jong-il, the country’s second leader from 1994 to 2011, and Ko Yong-hui.

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Kim Jong-Un Childhood

North Korea: The rise and rule of Kim Jong-Un

Kim Jong Il’s youngest son, Kim Jong-Un (Kim Jong-Eun), began to be mentioned as his possible successor, a status that was solidified over the following two years. After the death of his father in December 2011, Kim Jong-Un was declared North Korea’s “supreme leader,” continuing the Kim dynasty into a…

Kim Jong Un’s Childhood, Early Life And Rise To Power

The youngest of Kim Jong Il’s three sons, Kim Jong-Un lived most of his life out of the public eye, and little was known about him. Reportedly educated in Gümligen, Switzerland, at the International School of Berne, he went on to study at Kim Il-Sung National War College in P’yŏngyang from 2002 to 2007. As a young adult, Kim Jong-Un began accompanying his father on military inspections.

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It was thought that he worked either for the Korean Workers’ Party(KWP; the country’s ruling party) or in the army’s General Political Bureau; both organizations were involved in surveillance of government officials.

Kim Jong Il, 1942-2011
Kim Jong Il, 1942-2011

Kim Jong Un Childhood photos
Kim Jong Un Childhood photos

Kim Jong Un’s

He is believed to have attended the English-language International School in Gumligen, near Bern, during 1993–98, after which he went to Liebefeld Steinholzli School, Koniz, from 1998–2000.

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He studied at Kim II-Sung University (named after his grandfather), an officer-training college in Pyongyang, from 2002 to 2007.
Kim at school in Berne in Switzerland.
Kim at school in Berne in Switzerland

Kim Jong-un’s former classmates struggle to reconcile their memories of the “good friend” who was obsessed with basketball with the North Korean dictator.

According to friends he made while studying at a German-speaking public school near Bern, Switzerland, the head of the rogue state had a good sense of humour and an impressive collection of Nike trainers.

“He was a good friend,” Joao Micaelo, who now works as a chef at a restaurant in Bern, told The Daily Beast.

“We had a lot of fun together. He was a good guy. Lots of kids liked him. I don’t know anything about his life today. All I know is the guy I knew in school.

“He loved basketball. We played a lot together. I’d like to say to him, if you ever have the time, please contact me again so we can catch up.”

Kim Jong-un Dennis Rodman hanging out in North Korea


At school, he was called “Pak Un” and described as the son of an employee at the North Korean embassy.

The future North Korean despot was said to be especially enthusiastic about the Chicago Bulls and a good basketball player, despite being only 5ft 6in tall and slightly overweight.

“He was funny,” another former classmate, Marco Imhof, told the news site. “Always good for a laugh. He also hated to lose. Winning was very important.”

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Other classmates agreed. “He had a sense of humor and got on well with everyone, even those pupils who came from countries who were enemies of North Korea.

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Kim Jong-Un and classmates

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“Politics was a taboo subject at school… we would argue about football, not politics.”

Rumours began to circulate early in 2009 that he was being groomed as his father’s eventual successor. He was listed as a candidate for the Supreme People’s Assembly in 2009, and that April he was given a post on the powerful National Defense Commission (NDC); the chairmanship of the NDC, defined in the constitution as the country’s highest office, was held by Kim Jong Il.
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By mid-2009 Kim Jong-Un was being referred to within the country by the title “Brilliant Comrade,” and in June it was reported that he had been named head of the State Security Department, the government agency responsible for political control and counterintelligence.

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In September 2010 Kim Jong-Un was given the high rank of four-star general, although he was not known to have had any prior military experience. The timing of his appointment was considered significant, as it came shortly before the first general meeting of the KWP since the session in 1980 at which his father had been named Kim Il-Sung’s successor. Over the next year his own position as successor became clearer.
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Kim Jong-Un; Kim Jong Il
Kim Jong-Un; Kim Jong IlKim Jong-Un (left) and his father, Kim Jong Il (right), at a military parade in P’yŏngyang, North Korea, 2010.

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After the death of his father in December 2011, Kim Jong-Un was declared the country’s supreme leader, an unofficial title that nonetheless signaled his position as the head of both the government and North Korea’s military forces. In April 2012 his status was validated by the acquisition of several official titles: first secretary of the KWP, chairman of the Central Military Commission, and chairman of the NDC, which was then the country’s highest bureaucratically authority.

Kim’s national strategy of byungjin (often translated as “parallel development”), which emphasized the development of the country’s economy along with its defence capabilities, was officially adopted during a 2013 meeting of the KWP central committee. In June 2016 the congress of the Supreme People’s Assembly revised the constitution to broaden and solidify Kim Jong-Un’s position.

The revisions created a new organization, the State Affairs Commission, with Kim as its head. The new commission replaced the NDC as North Korea’s most powerful governing agency.

Kim Jong Un’s Uncle Execution Using ‘Anti-aircraft gun’

Jang Song-Thank Jang Song-thaek was a leading figure in the government of North Korea. He was married to Kim Kyong-hui, the only daughter of North Korean President Kim Il- sung, and the only sister of North Korean General Secretary Kim Jong-il.

Kim has carried out a series of executions since taking power in 2011 after his father’s death as he puts his mark on the leadership of the isolated nuclear-armed nation. The most high profile was the killing three years ago of his uncle and one-time deputy Jang Song Thaek. He had about 50 officials executed in 2014 on charges ranging from graft to watching South Korean soap operas.

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Although the precise extent of Jang Song-thaek’s power and position during his life cannot be confirmed, in 2008 South Korean government officials and academic North Korea experts suggested that he had taken on de facto leadership over North Korea while Kim Jong-il’s health was declining and when Kim subsequently died. 

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Jang was vice-chairman of the National Defence Commission, a position considered second only to that of the Supreme Leader. He is believed to have been promoted to four-star general around the time of Kim Jong-il’s death as his first appearance in uniform was while visiting Kim lying in state. Jang was considered a “key policy adviser” to Kim Jong-un.

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Kim Jong Il; Kim Jong-UnKim Jong-Un saluting the hearse carrying the body of his father, Kim Jong Il, during a funeral procession on December 28, 2011, in P’yŏngyang, North Korea. Kim Jong-Un’s uncle, Jang Song-Thaek, is standing at attention behind him.


In December 2013, Jang was abruptly accused of being a counter-revolutionary and was stripped of all his posts and expelled from the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK). His photos were removed from official media and his image digitally removed from photos with other North Korean leaders. On 13 December, North Korea state media announced he had been executed.There have been external reports that many members of his family have also been killed.


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kim jong-un’s uncle Jang Song-Thank was executed by him


The early years of Kim’s reign were characterized by a ruthless consolidation of power and the sharp acceleration of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. In December 2013 Kim executed his uncle Jang Song-Thaek, saying that he had “removed the scum” from the KWP. Jang was a member of Kim Jong Il’s inner circle and had served as a virtual regent for the younger Kim after his father’s death.
Jang’s execution also marked a break with Beijing, as Jang had long been an advocate of closer ties with China. Although Jang was the highest-profile official to be purged by Kim, defectors and South Korean intelligence services reported that people who had displeased the regime were being executed on a routine basis.In several cases, individuals who reportedly had been killed in a spectacularly grisly fashion resurfaced years later; such instances provided a clear illustration of just how difficult it was to obtain accurate information about events inside North Korea.

North Korea; South KoreaSouth Koreans outside a railway station in Seoul watching a news broadcast about North Korea’s fifth nuclear test, September 9, 2016.


Under Kim Jong Il, North Korea’s nuclear weapons program had advanced in fits and starts. The country’s first underground nuclear detonation, in October 2006, came just months after a series of ballistic missile tests, but observers characterised these early forays as middling successes at best.

After February 2013, which saw the first nuclear test of the Kim Jong-Un regime, the pace of both underground detonations and long-range missile tests quickened dramatically.

By 2017 North Korea had conducted a total of six nuclear tests, including at least one of a device that North Korean officials claimed was small enough to mount on an intercontinental ballistic missile.

With a significant part of the mainland United States now theoretically within range of a North Korean nuclear attack, a war of words erupted between Kim and U.S. Pres. Donald Trump.

Map showing the range of North Korean ballistic missiles on an azimuthal equidistant projection centred on P'yŏngyang.

While Washington and P’yŏngyang engaged in a steady exchange of insults and bombastic rhetoric, Kim was initiating an unlikely charm offensive of sorts at home. The election of Democratic Party of Korea candidate Moon Jae-In as president of South Korea in May 2017 had opened the door for possible reengagement between North and South Korea. Moon had overseen previous “sunshine” policy overtures toward the North during the administration of South Korean Press.

Roh Moo-Hyun, but the escalation of the North Korean nuclear program led Moon to adopt a much more hawkish tone once in office. Nevertheless, in the weeks before the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in P’yŏngch’ang (Pyeongchang), South Korea, the two countries initiated a dialogue that led to North and South Korean athletes marching into the opening ceremonies as a single body and under a flag that depicted a unified Korea.

Kim’s sister, Kim Yo-Jong, attended the games, becoming the first member of North Korea’s ruling family to visit the South since the end of the Korean War. In a historic meeting with Moon on February 10, Yo-Jong delivered a handwritten note from her brother that invited the South Korean president to visit him in P’yŏngyang “at the earliest date possible.”

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Kim Jong-UnKim Jong-Un, 2017
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The following month Kim hosted members of Moon’s administration at a dinner in P’yŏngyang, the first such meeting he had held with senior South Korean officials since taking power in 2011.

At that time, Kim stated that he was open to discussing the elimination of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal if the United States was willing to guarantee the security of North Korea and his regime.

That announcement was followed by talk of an unprecedented summit between Kim and Trump, which the Trump administration indicated would take place in or before May 2018. On April 27, 2018, Kim and Moon met for a historic summit at the “peace village” of P’anmunjŏm.

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It marked the first time that the leaders of the two Korea’s had met face-to-face in more than a decade, and the pair discussed the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and the conclusion of an armistice that would officially end the Korean War.

Kim Jong-un Human rights violations


Human rights violations under the leadership of Kim Jong-il were condemned by the UN General Assembly. Press reports indicate that they are continuing under Kim Jong-un.

The 2013 report on the situation of human rights in North Korea by United Nations Special Rapporteur Marzuki Darusman proposed a United Nations commission of inquiry to document the accountability of Kim Jong-un and other individuals in the North Korean government for alleged crimes against humanity. The report of the commission of inquiry was published in February 2014 and recommends making him accountable for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.

In July 2016, the United States Department of the Treasury imposed personal sanctions on Kim. Although his involvement in human rights abuses was cited as the reason, officials said the sanctions target the country’s nuclear and missile programs.

In June 2017, President Trump condemned Kim Jong-un’s “brutal” regime and described Kim as a “madman” after the death of American student Otto Warmbier who had been imprisoned during a visit to North Korea.

Kim Jong-un Alleged 2017 CIA assassination attempt


In May 2017, the North Korean government stated that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States and the South Korean National Intelligence Service (NIS) hired a North Korean lumberjack who worked in Russia to assassinate Kim Jong-un with a “biochemical weapon” that was both radioactive and nano-poisonous, and whose effect would have been delayed by a few months. North Korea said that it would seek extradition of anyone involved in the assassination attempt.

Things you didn’t know about Kim Jong-un

  • Kim Jong-un didn’t excel in studies, rather showed an interest in sports, particularly basketball and admired the basketball legend, Michael Jordan.

  • This North Korean tyrant is more popular as a womanizer with at least four mistresses, even though he is officially married just once.

  • In 2013, he was ranked at #46 on the Forbes’ list of ‘The World’s Most Powerful People’.
Kim Jong-Un (The Supreme Leader) encourages each Young Pioneer to kill 20 Japanese fascists, in address noted for lack of political content.


By mid-May the details of the meeting between Kim and Trump had begun to crystallize. The summit was scheduled to be held in Singapore. However, a fresh war of words broke out between Washington and P’yŏngyang. Expanding on earlier comments from national security adviser John R. Bolton, U.S. Vice Pres. Mike Pence threatened that North Korea’s government could meet the same fate as deposed and slain Libyan Press.
Kim Jong Un Arrive singapore
Kim Jong Un Arrive singapore
Kim Jong-un meets with donald trump in singapore


Muammar al-Qaddafi. North Korean officials responded that Pence’s statement was “ignorant and stupid.” On May 24 Trump announced that he was pulling out of the meeting, and Kim’s government immediately adopted a conciliatory tone, urging Trump to reconsider. Eight days later Trump reversed himself and announced that the summit would proceed as planned.

On June 12, 2018, for the first time in history, the leaders of the United States and North Korea met face-to-face. Kim pledged to work “toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula” while Trump promised to end joint U.S.–South Korea military exercises.

Kim Jong-un Health

In 2009, reports suggested that Kim Jong-un was a diabetic and suffered from hypertension. He is also known to smoke cigarettes.

Kim Jong-un did not appear in public for six weeks in September and October 2014. State media reported that he was suffering from an “uncomfortable physical condition”. Previously he had been seen limping. When he reappeared, he was using a walking stick.

In September 2015, the South Korean government commented that Kim appeared to have gained 30 kg in body fat over the previous five years, reaching a total estimated body weight of 130 kg (290 lb).


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