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Kim Jong-nam

Politician
Male
Born May 10, 1971
Age 43
Hometown Democratic People...
Political Party Workers' Party Of...
Religion Buddhism in North...
Nationality Korean
Other Names Kim Jong-nam

Kim Jong-nam, is the eldest son of the late Kim Jong-il, former leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. From roughly 1998 to 2001, he was widely considered to be the heir-apparent to his father and the next leader of North Korea. Following a much-publicized botched attempt to secretly enter Japan using a fake passport and visit Disneyland in May 2001, he was thought to have fallen out of favor with his father.… Read More

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  • Kim Jong Un's Nephew To Attend Famous University In France
    Huffington Post - Aug 27, 2013
  • Kim Jong Il's Endearing Grandson Gives Tv Interview, Says "Like" A Lot, Calls Uncle ... Quartz
    Google News - Oct 19, 2012
  • Marty Kaplan: Why Kim Loves Disney
    The Huffington Post - Jul 16, 2012
  • Kim Jong Nam: Concerned Citizen, Not Playboy
    Wall Street Journal - Jan 24, 2012

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CHILDHOOD

1971 Birth Born on May 10, 1971.

TWENTIES

1995 24 Years Old According to the Japanese magazine Shukan Shincho, Kim Jong-nam has made several clandestine visits to Japan, starting as early as 1995. … Read More
1998 27 Years Old In 1998, Kim Jong-nam was appointed to a senior position in the Ministry of Public Security, the DPRK security apparatus, indicating that he was being promoted as a future leader. … Read More

THIRTIES

2001 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2001, he accompanied his father to Shanghai, where he had talks with Chinese officials on the IT industry.
2003 32 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In late 2003 it was reported that Kim Jong-nam was living in Macau, lending strength to this belief.
It was reported in the South China Morning Post on 1 February 2007, that Kim Jong-nam had been living incognito with his family in Macau, for some three years, and that this was a cause of some embarrassment to both the Macau and Chinese governments.
2009 38 Years Old In January 2009, Kim Jong-nam said he had "no interest" in taking power in North Korea after his father, stating that it is only for him to decide.
2010 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2010, Kim Jong-nam gave a brief interview to the Associated Press in Macau while waiting for a hotel elevator. … Read More

FORTIES

2011 40 Years Old Kim Jong-un was declared Supreme Leader of North Korea on 24 December 2011 after the death of Kim Jong-il.
On 1 January 2012, the Japanese daily Yomiuri Shimbun reported that Kim Jong-Nam secretly flew to Pyongyang from Macau on 17 December 2011, after learning about his father's death that day and was presumed to have accompanied Kim Jong-un when paying his last respects to their father. … Read More
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