Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un

North Korean Leader

Kim Jong-un—also romanised as Kim Jong-eun, Kim Jong Un or Kim Jung-eun—is the supreme leader of North Korea, the son of Kim Jong-il (1941–2011) and the grandson of Kim Il-sung (1912–1994).

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Kim Jong-un.


1984 Birth Born in 1984.
1987 3 Years Old Kim Jong-Un was the second of three children Ko Yong-hui bore to Kim Jong-il; his elder brother Kim Jong-chul was born in 1981, while his younger sister, Kim Yo-jong, is believed to have been born in 1987.
1993 9 Years Old According to reports first published in Japanese newspapers, he went to school in Switzerland near Bern. First reports claimed he attended the private English-language International School in Gümligen under the name "Chol-pak" or "Pak-chol" from 1993-98. … Read More


1998 14 Years Old Later, it was reported that Kim Jong-un attended the Liebefeld Steinhölzli school in Köniz near Bern under the name "Pak-un" or "Un-pak" from 1998 until 2000 as the son of an employee of the Embassy of North Korea. … Read More
2001 17 Years Old His eldest half-brother, Kim Jong-nam, had been the favorite to succeed, but reportedly fell out of favor after 2001, when he was caught attempting to enter Japan on a fake passport to visit Tokyo Disneyland. … Read More
2002 18 Years Old Most analysts agree that Kim Jong-un attended Kim Il-sung University, a leading officer-training school in Pyongyang, from 2002 to 2007. … Read More


2008 24 Years Old …  The, quoting an analyst who spoke to The Korea Times of South Korea, reported that Kim Jong-il had hastily arranged his son's marriage after suffering a stroke in 2008. According to some sources, the two married in 2009 and Ri gave birth to a daughter in 2010. … Read More
But what of the lives of the average people?" On 15 January 2009 the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported that Kim Jong-il had appointed Kim Jong-un to be his successor.
He was expected to be named on 28 September 2010 as successor to his father as leader of North Korea. Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter visited China in early September 2010, and discussed the issue of the North Korean leadership succession with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. … Read More
Kim was officially declared the supreme leader, following the state funeral of his father on 28 December 2011. … Read More
On 9 January 2012, a large rally was held by Korean People's Army in front of Kumsusan Memorial Palace to honor Kim Jong-un and demonstrate loyalty.
…  Dennis Rodman said that the birthdate is 8 January 1983 after meeting Kim in September 2013.


On 9 March 2014, Kim Jong-un was elected unopposed to the Supreme People's Assembly.
2015 31 Years Old 1 More Event
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.
2016 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2016, Kim announced via a spokesman that North Korean scientists had created a "wonder drug", composed of ginseng and a mixture of other unspecified ingredients, capable of curing HIV/AIDS, Ebola virus disease, other viral diseases, and "a number of cancers". … Read More
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