Place of Birth. Education. Kim Jong Un is the third and youngest son of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il. Grandson of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. Born in Pyongyang, exact year of birth unknown - possibly 1982, 1983 or 1984. Differences in the date of birth are explained by the desire of the leader to look older.
Information about the personal life and movements of Kim Jong-un is kept secret, so information about the dictator often comes from South Korean intelligence sources.
According to South Korean intelligence, Kim Jong-un in 1993-1998. Under the pseudonym Chol Pak, he studied at an international school in Bern, Switzerland. Officially, he was the son of the driver of the DPRK embassy in Switzerland. At the age of 15, he left school without passing the exams. There is also a version that in 1999-2000. Kim Jong-un attended school in Lieberfeld-Steingelzl, a suburb of Bern, also under the pseudonym Pak-un.
Since 2002, he studied individually at the Kim Il Sung University and the Kim Il Sung Military University in the DPRK.
Career. In 2006, there were reports in the press that badges with portraits of Kim Jong-un were distributed to the leaders of the Workers' Party of Korea, which became the reason for talk that Kim Jong-un would be his father's successor as leader of the DPRK.
In January 2009, Kim Jong Il issued a personal directive to the leaders of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) naming Kim Jong Un his successor. In April 2009, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported that Kim had become a member of the DPRK National Defense Council.
September 27, 2010 - promoted to the rank of army general. The next day, during the Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea, Kim Jong-un was appointed Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission and a member of the WPK Central Committee.
In December 2011, a few days after his father's death, Kim Jong-un was declared the "great successor" to Kim Jong-il. This was followed by the official appointment as the supreme commander of the armed forces of the country and confirmation as chairman of the central committee of the Workers' Party of North Korea.
April 15, 2012 - During the military parade commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong-un made his first public appearance.
According to media reports, it was initially assumed that Kim Jong-un would share the rule of the country with his uncle Jang Song-taek, who during the life of Kim Jong-il was the second person in the state. However, in December 2013, Jang Song-taek was executed on charges of treason.
Executions in North Korea are one of the usual tools of Kim Jong-un's rule. In 2012, a decree was issued on how to deal with the enemies of the Korean people - the newly minted leader of the DPRK ordered that all intruders be drowned in the sea.
In 2013, a former mistress of Kim Jong-un and 11 other members of the pop group were shot on charges of indecent acts. Other musicians associated with them were forced to attend the execution and then sent to concentration camps.
In 2014, 50 members of the North Korean government were executed for watching South Korean dramas.
In 2015, on charges of espionage, for issuing information about the life of the dictator's family, the musicians of the DPRK national orchestra were shot. In August, it was reported that Kim Jong-un ordered the execution of Vice Prime Minister Choi En Gong, who expressed disagreement with the afforestation policy.
Since 2016, he has been Chairman of the State Council of the DPRK, re-elected in April 2019.
Family. In July 2012, North Korean state television reported that Kim Jong-un was married. His wife is a graduate of Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang Lee Sol Zhu. Kim Jong-un, according to media reports, has two children: the first child was born in 2010 or 2011, the second in 2012.
Hobby. Kim Jong Un, like his father, loves pop culture and follows NBA basketball games. He is not in good health - in 2009 it was reported that he was overweight (90 kg with a height of 175 cm), diabetes and hypertension.