Kim Jong Un was born on 8th January 1983 or 1984. He is ruling the North Korea since 2011 as Supreme leader and has served as leader of Worker’s party of Korea since 2012. He is the grandson of Kim II-sung, who was the founder and led North korea from its establishment in 1948 until his death in 1994. In July 2012, Kim was promoted to rank of Marshal of North Korea, in the Korean people’s army. The state media often refer to him as Marshal Kim Jong Un.
Dictatorship & Controversies
Kim doesn’t serve but rule the dictatorship in North korea, where elections are not help freely & fairly, where the critics of the ruler are persecuted, where there is no freedom of Religion and where the media is owned and controlled by regime. The ruler and his regime, operates an extensive networks of prisons and labor camps, where according to some reports, millions have been imprisoned and killed. The regime also uses ‘collective punishment’wherein the members of a family get punished for crime of one person.
The regime exerts substantial control over the economy of North Korea, and it has ownerships and majority control of many economic enterprises. The state has imposed significant restrictions on the people of North Korea to engage with any foreign economic activity.
Some former classmates of Kim, describes him as a quiet student who used to stay at home for most of his time. But they also mentioned that ruler in his school days had a great sense of humour. There are some others also who paint him as an unremarkable boy who was bad at school and who used to lash out or take a swing at others. A book was written by Anna Fifield, who is Beijing bureau chief for Washington Post. The book was by name The great Successor which gave in the public some of very interesting insights about Kim’s early life at school about what did he like back then, what he used to wear, what he used to watch. Some of them which we are sharing with you. Kim Jong Un loved basketball, and idolised Michael Jordan. Although the ruler was overweight and was only 5’6, he was still a very decent basketball player.
‘HE HATED TO LOSE. WINNING WAS VERY IMPORTANT, said one of his classmates Mr Marco Imhof.
He used to have a very fantastic collection of’ ‘Nike’ Sneakers. The book also defines and outlines how Kim was an Introverted and avoided girls and used to live in Adidas tracksuits With Nike Sneakers.
The exact amount of his personal wealth is not known, but reportedly he is said to have access to atleast 5 Billion dollars. Kim has at least 17 places located all over the North korea, but for most of the time he stays at his residence in Pyongyang. His home includes a running track, a giant pool, horse stables and riding area. He also have his own personal luxury island, which is only open for Kim Jong Un. He reportedly has, fleet of 100s of luxurious automobiles. Other luxuries includes expensive Yachts, private jets etc etc etc.
Recently world media has raised several assumptions that Kim’s health is in grave danger, and allegedly he has gone through major heart surgeries, lately. Speculations and assumptions were drawn after he missed the State celebrations of Country’s biggest holiday on 15th april, birthday of his paternal grandfather, Kim II sung, the founder of North Korea. The CNN also reported that US is monitoring the health of the Dictator through intelligence, and said that he his in grave danger. Unconfirmed news are also there saying that china had sent a team of doctors to North Korea to treat Kim.
Recently, the news also broke out that, Kim is dead and couldn’t survive through illness he was suffering from and his sister is going to take over the rule of the state in her own hands. Although South korea, the Neighbour, has said that there is no basis about the rumours that his health is not good.
So let’s wait and see what lies further.