Kim Jong-un is a well known politician who came to political power in North Korea a few years back. Since 2012, he has been the supreme leader of Korean Worker’s Party. Like his father, Kim Jong Il, and his grandfather, Kim Jong Il-sung, he has ruled the country. Kim Jong-un heads the military and government of North Korea. Let us see the estimated net worth of Kim Jong-un as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Kim Jong-un was born on 8th January 1984 in North Korean. He was the second son of Kim Jong Il (1941–2011) and Ko Yong-hui (1952–2004). His grandfather, Kim Jong Il-sung (1948-1994), was the very first North Korean leader after the nation was founded.
Kim Jong-un completed his schooling in Switzerland (1993-2000). He holds two degrees. One degree is in Physics from Kim Il-sung University and another as Army officer from Kim Il-sung Military University. Since his elder brother died in 2010, he became known as the next leader of DPRK.
Kim Jong-un sent his younger sister to attend the 2018 winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. She was the first member of the North Korean ruling family to visit South Korea after the Korean War that ended in 1953. His sister had dinner with South Korean President. Also, both nations united as Korea for the Olympics opening ceremony and sent a unified women’s ice hockey team. After the Olympics, Kim Jong-un and President Moon Jae-in met at the inter-Korean summit (April 2018).
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Kim Jong-un started his political career in 2011. He became the Chairman of the following: Korean Worker’s Party (First Secretary, 2012- 2016), Commission of Central Military, and Commission of State Affairs.
As the member of Presidium of Politburo of Korean Worker’s Party, he makes the highest decisions. He is Supreme Commander of Korean People’s Army, and on 18th July 2012, he became the Marshal of North Korea’s People’s Army. He combined his two positions and became known as “The Marshall.”
In 2013, FORBES ranked Kim Jong-un as 46th most influential people worldwide. Also, the same year, Forbes ranked him the third richest North Korean after Ban Ki-moon and Lee Kun-hee.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Kim Jong-un has a net worth of $6 billion. He acquired most of his wealth when he was 33 years. It is believed he has assets distributed to over 200 foreign banks. The significant accounts existing under various names are located in Austria, Central America, China, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Russia, Singapore, and Switzerland.
For official purposes, Kim Jong-un travels in a motorcade with security guards. He prefers to fly to meetings and events. Also, he owns his private jet and yacht. He spends on properties, recreation, and toys. Kim Jong-un owns a luxurious beach resort at Wonsan, North Korea. Also, he has his skiing resort to enjoy the North Korean slopes.
Annually, Kim Jong-un spends $65 million for purchasing leather goods, watches, and alcohol. Also, he spends lavishly on his wife, Ri Sol-Ju. She was photographed with the Dior handbag (worth 1,500 USD) equivalent to the average North Korean annual salary
Kim Jong-un uses his money in “blow up” during his nuclear missile tests.
Kim Jong-un and America’s President Donald Trump met in Singapore (12th June 2018). This was the first time when the two leaders met to discuss the North Korean nuclear programme. In September 2016, Kim Jong-un had carried out the 5th underground nuclear test. Following, in February 2017, North Korea launched medium, long-range, ballistic missile causing international concern. Kim Jong-un vows that he is improving agriculture, economy, and education of North Korea.