With the death of Kim Jong-il on December 17, 2011, came a wave of unprecedented confusion. No one outside of North Korea knows anything about Kim Jong-un. The man lived a mystery life up until 2010 when he received the ranking of a General. Here are just 10 unknown facts which recently came to light upon his succession.
Despite the seclusion of North Korea, Kim Jong-un attended an English language school in Berne, Switzerland under an alias, “Pak Choi”. His former classmates testified to the fact that Kim Jong-un attended Gumligen International School and Liebefeld public school.
Unlike his father, Kim Jong-il, who murdered his own brother at the age of 5, Kim Jong-un was a shy boy and a good kid.
3. Unknown Birthdate:
No one can actually say when Kim Jong-un was born. Many believe he was born in late 1983 or early 1984 in Pyongyang. The intelligence has provided a date (January 8, 1984) that to this day is a mystery with a big ?.
4. Rare shots:
Kim Jong-un was hardly shown in public. Many never knew what he looked like until the mid-1990s. It was only in June of 2010 that he was introduced to the public.
Kim Jong-Un hit puberty at the age of 8, simultaneously inventing the handlebar mustache.
6. Little Experience:
He has little experience to lead a country. The only experience he has relates to his 4 year study of military science.
7. Mystery Uncle:
Kim Jong-un is not the only possible successor. His uncle has an eye for the position as well. He has been a regent for Kim Jong-il since 2008, ever since the latter suffered from strokes.
He is a guru just for his haircut. Copycats try to mirror his image all the time.
He is athletic and enjoys playing basketball. In a country where people starve to death during famine, this is quite shocking.
10. Loves Michael Jordan:
This proves that not all western media is being censored, especially from the successor of Kim Jong-il.