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Kim Yo-jong was born on 1988 in Pyongyang, North Korea, is a Younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Discover Kim Yo-jong's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 32 years old?
|Age||33 years old|
|Birthplace||Pyongyang, North Korea|
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Kim Yo-jong Height, Weight & Measurements
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Who Is Kim Yo-jong's Husband?
Her husband is Choe Song (m. 2014)
|Parents||Kim Jong-ilKo Yong-hui|
|Husband||Choe Song (m. 2014)|
Kim Yo-jong Net Worth
Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Kim Yo-jong worth at the age of 33 years old? Kim Yo-jong’s income source is mostly from being a successful . She is from North Korean. We have estimated Kim Yo-jong's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.
|Net Worth in 2021||$1 Million - $5 Million|
|Salary in 2020||Under Review|
|Net Worth in 2019||Pending|
|Salary in 2019||Under Review|
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|Wikipedia||Kim Yo-jong Wikipedia|
In April 2020, rumors of Kim Jong-un's ill-health brought attention to Kim Yo-jong as a possible successor of the government's leadership in North Korea. During this period, she gained significant attention on social media.
In her role as vice-director at the department, Kim is responsible for “assisting in consolidating Kim Jong-un’s power” by implementing “idolisation projects". In July 2015, reports described her as playing the role of de facto leader of the department, with nominal director Kim Ki-nam in a supporting role. She also holds a vice-ministerial post, but her portfolio is not known. She regularly accompanies Kim Jong-un on his "field guidance" trips.
According to Kim Yong-hyun, a professor of North Korean studies at Dongguk University in Seoul, and others, the promotion of Kim Yo-jong and others is a sign that "the Kim Jong-un regime has ended its co-existence with the remnants of the previous Kim Jong-il regime by carrying out a generational replacement in the party’s key elite posts". Newsweek' s Tom O'Connor echoed this opinion, writing that Kim Yo-jong's rise to power was part of Kim Jong-un's overall plan to appoint younger people in place of his father's older elites who may have harboured doubts about the younger Kim Jong-un's ability to lead North Korea.
Kim was elected to the Supreme People's Assembly during the 2019 North Korean parliamentary election, representing Killimgil. In April of the same year, she was briefly removed from the Politburo, before being reinstated in April 2020.
On 9 February 2018, Yo-jong attended the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This was the first time that a member of the ruling Kim dynasty had visited South Korea since the Korean War. She met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on 10 February, and revealed she was dispatched as a special envoy of Kim Jong-un and delivered a personally written letter from Kim to Moon. Kim was later part of her brother's team during the 2018 North Korea–United States Singapore Summit and the 2019 North Korea–United States Hanoi Summit. Her involvement in diplomatic affairs continued as she issued an official statement in March 2020 from her capacity as first deputy department director of the party.
She has been said to be the driving force behind the development of her brother's cult of personality, modelled after that of their grandfather, Kim Il-sung. Thae Yong-ho, a North Korean defector and former diplomat, said in 2017 that Kim Yo-jong organised all major public events in North Korea. Kim Yo-jong was said to have encouraged her brother to present an image of a "man of the people" with, for example, rides on fairground attractions and his friendship with the basketball star Dennis Rodman.
In January 2017, she was placed on the United States Department of the Treasury's Specially Designated Nationals List in response to human rights abuses in North Korea.
In October 2017, Kim Yo-jong was made an alternate member of the Politburo, only the second woman to be appointed to this decision-making body. As it was previously speculated, her ascension to the country's supreme governing body may indicate that she is Kim Jong-un’s replacement for his aunt, Kim Kyong-hui (with whom Kim Yo-jong is said to have a good relationship), who has not played an active role in his regime. It has also been hinted that her newly assigned position would also put her in charge of the State Security Department.
In January 2015, she reportedly married Choe Song, the second son of government official Choe Ryong-hae. Choe Song is thought to be a fellow alumnus of Kim Il-sung University and either an official at Room 39 of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) or working at a military unit responsible for guarding the country's leader. Kim Yo-jong reportedly gave birth to a child in May 2015.
Kim received her first official mention in state media in March 2014, when she accompanied her brother in voting for the Supreme People's Assembly. She was named as a "senior official" of the WPK Central Committee. In October 2014, she was reported to have taken over state duties for her ailing brother while he underwent medical treatment. The following month, she was appointed as First Deputy Director of the party's Propaganda and Agitation Department.
Kim Yo-jong received much publicity during the funeral service for Kim Jong-il in December 2011, where she appeared alongside her brother Kim Jong-un and led groups of senior party officials in bowing at her father's casket. At the beginning of 2012, she was reportedly given a position at the National Defence Commission as tour manager for her brother, arranging his itineraries, schedule, logistical needs and security arrangements. She did not appear in news reports of the time except for in November 2012, when the Korean Central Television showed her accompanying Kim Jong-un and her aunt at a military riding ground.
In 2007, Kim was appointed as a junior cadre in the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), likely working under her father or her aunt, Kim Kyong-hui. During 2009 and 2010, she was active in establishing her father's hereditary succession campaign, also working in the National Defense Commission and later as her father's personal secretariat. Beginning in March 2009, she joined a group of close aides and family members that appeared at her father's side in his public appearances, but her presence was rarely noted until September 2010, when she was identified among participants at the 3rd Conference of the WPK.
Kim Yo-jong is the youngest child of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and his consort, Ko Yong-hui. The U.S. Treasury lists her birthdate as 26 September 1989, while South Korean sources place her birth on 26 September 1987. She spent most of her early childhood at her mother's residence in Pyongyang, growing up alongside her siblings. Between 1996 and December 2000, Kim studied with her older brothers at the Liebefeld-Steinhölzli public school in Bern, Switzerland under the assumed name "Pak Mi-hyang". It was during this time that she is believed to have developed a close relationship with her brother Kim Jong-un, the future supreme leader of North Korea. After returning to Pyongyang, she completed a degree in computer science at Kim Il-sung University.
Kim Yo-jong (Korean: 김여정 ; Hanja: 金與正 ; born 26 September 1987 or 1989) is a North Korean politician who has been the First Deputy Director and de facto leader of the Propaganda and Agitation Department of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) since 2014. She also served as an alternate member of the Politburo of the Workers' Party of Korea from 2017 to 2019, and was reappointed to the role in April 2020.