Many of know Kim Jong Un from the frequent mind games he is playing with Donald Trump and other world leaders. He is best known for his haircut, eccentric behavior, and often treats to rival countries such as the United States, Japan, and of course, South Korea. However, people mostly don’t know much about his personal life, family, and net worth. Here are some of the most interesting facts related to the leader of North Korea.
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Personal Life, Family, and Career
Kim Jong Un is a 36 years-old leader of North Korea, and he is married to Ri Sol-Ju. Two of them have a daughter Ju-ae. He is 1.7 meters tall, with 130 kilograms. Moreover, we know about his habit as a smoker and how he is struggling with hypertension and diabetes.
He became the leader of North Korea in 2012 when he succeeded his father, Kim Jong-il. Before that, he was a general from the year 2010, and after the death of his father in 2011, it was clear what his future position is going to be. After 2014, when he became the Supreme Leader of the People’s Assembly and the leader of National Defense, North Korea continued with her strategy to develop nuclear weapons.
Furthermore, he was awarded several times in his country. Besides being a leader and main person responsible in North Korea, he also has the title of the general in the army, Supreme Commander, Director of the State Affairs, Central Military Intelligence, and the President of the leading political organization.
Connection with Celebrities
While we all know him mostly for bad relations with the United States, he is often showing some great interests in the American culture. The best example is his friendship with ex NBA star Dennis Rodman, and we have a chance to see them many times together when Rodman goes to him for a visit. From other famous people, we have to mention Damon Albarn from band Gorillaz, who was in a visit to North Korea in 2015.
Besides that, a popular European rock band, Laibach, managed to organize a concert in North Korea in 2015, which is another indication that he is not so closed to the European and American culture as everybody thinks. Some of the popular people who visited this country were Mohamad Alli and Michael Palin.
While his country is known for high poverty, poor infrastructure, and low salaries, he surprisingly has a net worth greater than 6 billion dollars. Therefore, he is known for living a luxurious life, expensive vehicles, alcohol, and cigars. According to some reports, his annual income is over 600 million dollars. When it comes to his habits, his favorite cigars are Yves Saint Laurent, while he usually enjoys a glass of Johnie Walker. Also, we can see that he knows about being classy, especially because of his vehicle, a Mercedes Benz 600.
He is in the Top 50 chart of the most popular leaders in the world. However, his popularity is high due to his lack of respect for human rights, critical relations with other leaders, and many violations of international agreements.