Profile: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un – Kim Jong-un is thought to have been born in 1983 or 1984, in North Korea, the youngest son of the couple Kim Jong-il who is the leader of North Korea for more than a decade and his third wife Ko Yong-hui. Kim Jong-un’s mother Ko Young-hee is an Opera singer who has two other children,Kim Jong-chol and Kim Yo-jong (Kim’s sister).
Kim Jong-un is the seventh son and the youngest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, and also grandson of Kim Il-sung, his grandfather.
Profile: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
Kim Jong-un’s initial start is not in the circle of choice as the highest power-holder successor in North Korea. All eyes are on the other two siblings, Kim Jong-nam who is the half-brother and Kim Jong-chol who is his older brother.
Then the map of power changed since Kim Jong Nam was deported from Japan in May 2001, then Kim Jong-chol is considered “unmanliness”.
For the sake of avoiding western influence, young Kim took education in Switzerland, after school, he returning home and dinning out with the North Korean ambassador for Switzerland.
Kim’s mother, Ko Yong-hui, is believed to be the favorite wife of Kim Jong-il, Ms Ko loves Kim and calls Kim “Morning Star King”.
Kim Jong-un as North Korea’s highest leader today, gaining the highest authority in North Korea with minimal military and political experience.
The father of Kim Jong-il is a North Korean leader who is highly respected by his people, Mr. Kim Jong-il died in December 2011 during a leadership succession to Kim Jong-un.
After the death of his father, young Kim hailed as a great successor. Within two weeks Kim was instantly entrusted with holding several strategic positions and responsibilities of being, head of party, state and army.
Since then, the main focus of young Kim for North Korea is having a capable nuclear weapon and progressing missile programs.
Kim showed to the world that he was not reluctant to get rid of the person who stood in her way, as evidenced by getting rid of and executing her powerful uncle at that moment, local media reports that her uncle Chang Song-thaek was planning a coup d’etat.
His first public speech was made on Kim Il-sung’s 100th anniversary of North Korea’s birthday on April 15, 2012, delivered in his speech that, Kim believes the doctrine of military power is the main thing and swears that North Korea can not be threatened by any party.
Added “Excellence in military technology is no longer monopolized by imperialists, We must strive to strengthen people’s armed forces” Kim Jong-un said at the event.
From the military side, a series of nuclear weapons trials have been conducted and claimed to show progress. But in politics, Kim Jong-un so far has been unknown to her abilities, since taking power Kim has never traveled abroad with capacity as North Korea’s head of state, in contrast to his father who made several visits to China
Kim’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, holds senior positions in the Korean Workers’ Party. It is not known whether his older brother, Kim Jong-chol, holds an official role.
Kim Jong-un rarely exposes his private life, so there is not much to know, until a television record shows Kim being with a woman attending an event. Then local state media announced Kim’s marriage to “Comrade Ri Sol-ju” in July 2012.
Information about Ri is very little, but from her appearance the observers believe that Ri comes from an upscale family. Kim’s love story with Ms. Ri is less clear, it is rumored that Kim met and likes Ms. Ri who may be a singer at a show.
Quoted from The Guardian, American basketball star Dennis Rodman, who met Kim in 2013 and 2014, that the couple had a daughter.