Kim Jong-Un Net Worth: Lifestyle & Career

The North Korean politician and leader who has been the leader of the Worker’s Party of Korea since 2012 and Supreme Leader of North Korea since 2011 Kim Jong-Un net worth is $5 billion.

The grandson of Kim II-Sung was announced as the “Great Successor” by state television.

Similarly, he also holds the title of Chairman of the Central Military Commission and President of the State Affairs Commission.

He is also the highest decision-making body or member of the Presidium of Politburo of the Worker’s Party of Korea.

Likewise, Kim Jong-UN was promoted to the highest rank of Marshal in the Korean People’s Army, merging his position as Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces in 2012.

Kim Jong-Un
Kim Jong-Un

He is referred to as “the Marshal” or “Dear Respected Leader.”

Moreover, Kim also promoted the policy of byungjjn, which is similar to Kim II-Sung’s policy from the 1960s.

The policy was to develop both the economy and the country’s nuclear weapons program.

In fact, he is no different from his father and grandfather and follows the same cult of personality.

It is believed that he was responsible for the assassination of his half-brother Kim Jong-Nam in Malaysia.

Kim took part in summits with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and President of the United States Donald Trump in 2018 and 2019.

Early Life

Well, the personal information of Kim Jong-Un is not public, but it has been stated that Kim’s birthdate was January the 8th, 1982. However, intelligence officials believe the actual date is a year later.

Kim is the second child of Kim Jong-il and Ko Yong-hui.

He grew up with his eldest brother Kim Jong-Chul and his younger sister Kim Yo-jong.

His grandfather was the founder of and led North Korea from its establishment in 1948 until his death in 1994.

It is believed that all three children were raised in Switzerland, and even their mother lived in Geneva for some time.

Similarly, the reports also state that Kim attended a private school in Gumligen in Switzerland under the name “Chol-Pak” from 1993 to 1998.

But later, it was suggested that the student at the Gumligen school was not Kin Jong-Un but his elder brother Kim Jong-Chul.

Quick Facts

Full name Kim Jong-Un
Date of birth 8th of January in 1982
Age 40  years old
Birthplace Pyongyang, North Korea
Religion North Korea’s de facto state religion
Nationality North Korean
Ethnicity Asian
Education  University of Lyon, France
Father’s name Kim Jong-il
Mother’s name Ko Yong-hui
Zodiac sign Capricorn
Height 5 feet and 2 inches
Weight 89 kg
Sexual Orientation Unknown
Marital Status Married
Spouse Ri Sol-Ju
Children One daughter
Body Measurement Not Available
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Net Worth $5 billion
Siblings Brother Kim Jong-Chul, Sister Kim Yo-jong.
Profession Politician, Soldier, Diplomat
Nickname Lil Kim, Young General, Great Successor,
Salary $100 million
Social Media Not Available
Last Update October, 2022

Net Worth and Income

The supreme leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, has a net worth of a whopping $5 billion.

Reportedly, Kim Jong-un earns about $100 million each year.

Since he is the supreme leader of North Korea, whatever the country makes is directly under the leader’s control.

We all know that North Korea is an isolated country from almost all sides.

However, the country makes good money from exporting its goods to other countries.

North Korea Income

According to data released by Trading Economics, North Korea had a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $18 billion in 2019 and shows that it has been growing each year.

It is not as much as South Korea but still pretty well off than the other developing Asian countries.

North Korea’s main export is Coal bringing in more than $370 million each year in illegal shipments.

China announced that it would be ending all coal imports from North Korea for the year in a bid to comply with United Nations sanctions in February 2017, but the coal industry in North Korea is still thriving.

Apart from coal, another main export of North Korea is seafood. Surprisingly, North Korea is responsible for 1.3% of the world’s mollusk exports.

Similarly, processed fish is also a fairly big seller for the country.

Likewise, in 2017 North Korea made up a total of $584 million from textiles export.

Interestingly, hacking is a big business in North Korea.

Furthermore, North Korea makes a lot of money from other sources that the world is unknown about.

Apart from that, South Korean and American investigations found as much as $5 billion worth in bank accounts as well as private property controlled and owned by Kim Jong-un and his family’s March 2013 report.

The majority of these accounts are located in China and reportedly contain hundreds of millions in liquid money.

Net Worth of Kim Jong-Un in Different Currencies

Let’s have a look into Kim Jong-Un’s net worth in different currencies as of October, 2022

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 4,250,688,500
Pound Sterling £ 3,603,604,000
Australian Dollar A$ 6,797,365,000
Canadian Dollar C$ 6,277,325,000
Indian Rupee ₹ 372,487,500,000
BitCoin ฿ 114,536.55

Houses and Cars

Reportedly, Kim Jong-un has almost 20 places and mansions scattered across North Korea for his personal use.

Similarly, he is also said to have own hundreds of exotic cars, most of them from European sports car manufacturers.

Likewise, Kim also owns at least one private jet and a luxurious more than 100 feet in length private yacht.

Kim likes to spend his time on a private island off the coast of North Korea.

Houses

Plush Pyongyang mansion

Back in 2018, a Russian Photographer was accessed to one of the mansions of the supreme leader on an undisclosed location in the North Korean capital.

Kim Jong-un has numerous palaces and mansions spread around, but access to them is strictly restricted.

Kim Jong-Un's Nuke-Proof Mansion
Kim Jong-Un’s Nuke-Proof Mansion

According to the photograph revealed the mansion features floor-to-ceiling windows for natural lights, huge front and back yard gardens with fountains, and ornate statues of Korean maidens across the hallways.

The house also has double-width doors for easy passage to Kim’s cars and a beautifully paved driveway leading to the house’s main door.

This particular palace is said to be nuke-proof.

This is just one of the many homes of the supreme leader. Some of the other houses of Kim include.

Central Luxury Mansion

Kim Jong-un’s primary residence, known as the central luxury mansion, is located in the Royonhsong District, Pyongyang.

The mansion was constructed in the early 80s by Korean People’s Army construction brigade.

The house makes it look like the Hollywood superstars house a joke.

The complex’s grounds include two banquet/function buildings, swimming pools, a basketball court, sauna, horse stables, bridle paths, a race track, a shooting range, and an auto racing track.

This complex also includes a station for KJI’s personal train, and it is connected to Pyongyang’s city center by a passageway system.

His other residences include a house with a private race track, a home near mountain Sinuiju, a home with a private train station, a home in an artificial lake, several floors on the northern beach resort tower, and many more.

Cars

Just like the luxury houses across the country, Kim has a fleet of cars.

Mercedes-Benz s600 Pullman Guard

Kim Jong Un’s father, Kim Jong-il, was a great Mercedes Benz enthusiast.

It is known that he owned not less than 30 Mercedes Benz vehicles, including a G500, S65 AMG, and among them all, the S600 Pullman Guard was his favorite.

After his father’s death, Kim Jong Un inherited his collection of Mercedes Benz, including this limousine.

S600 Pullman Guard is an armored vehicle from the S-Class lineup which protects up to the European B7 level.

Kim's Mercedes Pullman
Kim’s Mercedes Pullman

The car can withstand full metal jacket pierced bullets, C-4, grenades, and the list go on.

The car has run-flat tires, a self-sealing 90L fuel tank, improved suspension and brakes, and most of all, a 5.5L V12.

Kim Jong Un, a target for numerous western enemies, would definitely need protection from harm.

Nonetheless, the problem is that Mercedes Benz never sold the car to North Korea.

It is known that the car was bought in China and was shipped in a freight ship of Togo nationality.

Audi R8 V10 First Generation

6 time Le Man’s winner Jacky Ickx stated that the first-generation R8 was one of the best handling cars on the marketplace.

And it seems that Kim Jong Un also cares more than just brand value and looks.

Although the R8 was never seen in front of the public, this car was included in one of the 42 Audis that were imported to North Korea, and it is clear who would be the car’s owner.

The first-generation R8 is one of the best Audis ever built. The R8 V10 is equipped with a 5.2L V10 that pumps 525hp, which simply sounds pleasing.

The car’s look is also spectacular, as it still looks futuristic even in modern-day views.

The car is also equipped with an intelligent All-Wheel Drive system that allows it to tackle surfaces with low traction.

Range Rover 5.0 Supercharged V8

Even though North Korea had advanced quite a lot of infrastructure in the few years, there are still lots of areas with bad road situations and even no roads.

For situations like that, Kim Jong Un also owns a heavyweight of terrains Range Rover.

He owns an L322 Range Rover but was criticized for riding it on his trip to visit flooded areas.

The Ranger Rover is armed with a supercharged 5.0L V8 that produces 503hp and has a luxurious interior to suit long trips.

Also, Range Rover is famous for its off-road capabilities, for the rough terrains of North Korea.

Hwasong-15 Transporter Erector Launcher

This is Kim Jong Un’s most badass pair of wheels. It is a 9 axle TEL precisely built to suit North Korea’s ICBM, the Hwasong-15.

Well, to define this vehicle, this vehicle has 18 military-grade wheels and armor while having a launchpad for ICBM launches.

The exact numbers of the automobile are unknown, and it will hardly reach 60km/h despite a huge engine.

This car would absolutely be a fascinating vehicle for any auto fanatics, but the problem is that it is in the hands of Kim Jong Un, a merciless dictator of North Korea.

Rolls Royce Phantom VII Armored

This one is definitely the crown jewel of Kim Jong Un’s collection.

Despite plentiful trade sanctions, Kim Jong-un somehow succeeded in bringing an armored Rolls Royce into North Korea.

The Rolls Royce Phantom is the king of luxury vehicles, and the armored version is only for the world’s big shots.

Personalized built to perfection, the car features a luxury interior, a magical ride, and in the armored version, incomparable protection.

These are but just a few cars on the collection.

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Private Jet

Ilyushin ll-62M

Kim Jong-un has an Ilyushin Il-62M with the registration P-885 and serial number 3933912.

However, the aircraft is 39 years old, Soviet-era. The Moscow-based Ilyushin has not produced the model since 1995.

This particular model has a range of around 10,000 km. It is also spacious, with room for 180 passengers and a wingspan of 43.2 meters.

Lifestyle

Kim Jong-un is known for his ultra-luxurious lifestyle and reckless spending.

We already know that he splashes millions on his luxurious mansions so does he in automobiles, planes, and yachts.

Kim owns a 95 ft. long yacht worth around $9.7 million.

Similarly, he owns an armored train.

Reportedly, Kim’s train is said to be full of ‘tall, beautiful virgins’ from his personal ‘Pleasure Brigade.’

Kim Jong-Un's Pleasere Brigade
Kim Jong-Un’s Pleasure Brigade

Likewise, he fancies designer cigarettes along with a whole host of other incredibly pricey comforts.

His choice of cigarettes is made by Yves Saint Laurent that costs over $45 a pack.

Likewise, Kim’s private wristwatch collection is worth over $8 million.

He was spotted on a $13,000 IWC Portofino Automatic Swiss Watch on one of the occasions.

Kim is also a foodie and spends a fortune on cheese every year.

Moreover, Kim spends over $30 million in a year on booze like Hennessey, which costs around $2,000 a bottle.

Kim loves horses and has spent millions importing thoroughbred horses, which makes sense since he has a house with a private race track.

According to reports, he spent at least $584,302 each on 138 horses between 2010 and 2019.

Of all the things everyone knows that Kim is an avid basketball enthusiast.

He invited Dennis Rodman, NBA star, to North Korea.

Career

Kim Jong-un attended Liebefeld Steinholzli state school in Koniz, Switzerland under the name “Pak-un” or Un-Pak” from 1998 until 2000 as the son of an employee of the North Korean embassy in Bern.

Un-Pak first joined a special class for foreign-language children and later joined regular classes. He left the school abruptly in the autumn of 2000.

He was so much into basketball and NBA that he would draw pencil drawings of Chicago Bulls superstar Michael Jordan.

Similarly, he is also a fan of Jackie Chan action movies.

2021
Kim Jong Un 2021

After the demise of his father in December 2011, Kim Jong-un was confirmed the country’s supreme leader.

In June 2016, the Supreme People’s Assembly committee reviewed the constitution to widen and solidify Kim’s position.

The amendments created a new organization, the State Affairs Commission, with Kim as its head.

The new commission replaced the NDC as North Korea’s most powerful governing agency.

Unknown Facts About Kim Jong-Un

  • When he was 27 years old, he under grew plastic surgery to look like his grandfather.
  • He has an addiction to Swiss cheese.
  • He is a four-star general without any background in the military.
  • Kim married his childhood friend.
  • He laughs in every photograph.
  • Onion newspaper named Kim Jong-Un “Sexiest Man Alive” when he was 29 years of age.

FAQs

Does Kim Jong-Un speak English?

Kim Jong-Un does not speak English but appears to understand it.

Is North Korea poor?

In 2020 it was estimated that 60% of the population lived under the poverty line.

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