Kim Jong-un is North Korea’s supreme leader who is the leader of North Korea since 2011 and is the chairman of WPK (Worker’s Party of Korea). He became the leader of the country following the death of his father and is the first supreme leader to be born after the country was formed. Jong-un holds several titles in North Korea. Keep reading to know more about Kim Jong-un’s net worth in 2018.
Kim Jong-un was born on 8 January 1982 in Pyongyang, North Korea to his parents Kim Jong-il and Ko Yong-hui. There has been no confirmation of his exact date of birth, as various countries have recorded different dates.
It has been reported that he attended a school in Switzerland. From 1993 to 1998, he went to Gümligen’s International School as “Pak-chol” or “Chol-Pak.” Following that, he went to Liebefeld Steinhölzli school in Switzerland.
He got married to Ri Sol-Ju and had a daughter named Ju-ae. Kim Jong-un is known to be a heavy smoker. He is known to have diabetes and has suffered from hypertension.
In 2017, Kim Jong-un’s exiled half-brother was assassinated in Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
In January 2009, it was reported that Kim Jong-un had been selected to be the successor of Kim Jong-il. In September 2010, he became the “daejang” (general) of North Korea despite having no experience in the military. A day later, he became the vice-chairman of Central Military Commission. He was also appointed to the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party.
Following the death of his father on December 17, 2011, Kim Jong-un became the ruler of North Korea. He was hailed to be the “great successor to the revolutionary cause of Juche.” Following that, he was made the Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army.
After the demise of his father, he was the acting chairman of Central Military Commission. He was elected in the Fourth Conference of the Workers’ Party of Korea in March 2012. He was also appointed as the Chairman of the National Defence Commission.
In 2014, he was elected to the Supreme People’s Assembly and later became the chairman of National Defense Commission. After he assumed the power, North Korea continued in developing nuclear weapons. He also made many changes in the economic policies.
Awards & Achievements
One of the greatest career achievements of Kim Jong-un is to be the supreme leader of North Korea. He has held or holding several important designations in his country. In 2012, he became a “wonsu” (marshal) of the military. He is also the Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission, Chairman of the Central Military Commission, and Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea.
Net Worth of Kim Jong-un
Kim Jong-un has an estimated net worth of more than $5 billion. He inherited this fortune after the demise of his father. He is known to maintain a lavish lifestyle and smokes the Yves Saint Laurent cigarettes. He owns the Mercedes-Benz 600 luxury sedan and drinks the Johnnie Walker whiskey. Over the past few years, he has witnessed a hike of over 24% in his net worth. His annual income is an estimated $650 million.
Kim Jong-un is considered one of the most popular leaders in the world. In 2013, he was named as the World’s 46th Most Powerful Person by Forbes. However, he has been criticized by world leaders as a violator of human rights. Many countries in the world do not maintain any relationship with him. He executed his own uncle for treachery in 2013. Kim Jong-un is also known to be a violator of the human rights. His actions have been condemned by the United Nations General Assembly.