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Kim Il-sung

Former President of North Korea
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Net worth 2018: $5 Billion
Industry: Presidents
Residence: Pyongyang
Country: Korean
BirthDay: 15 April 1912
Sigh: Taurus
Died On: July 8, 1994
BIOGRAPHY

Kim Il-sung was bornon 15 April 1912 in Pyongyang, Korean, is Former President of North Korea. Kim Il-sung is known as the founder and first president of the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea. Kim was born to a small peasant family but they were soon forced to flee following the Japanese occupation of his homeland. After moving to China, Kim soon became radicalised and joined forces that were committed to defying the occupiers. Even as an early teen, he was involved with armed resistance activity and as a young man he was promoted to a leadership role. Driven by his anti-Japanese sentiments, he sided with the Soviet Union in the World War, where he trained and fought along with the Soviet soldiers against the Japanese. He eventually rose to the ranks of a leader in the Soviet military. At the end of the war, he was in a prime position to take over the mantle of leadership of his newly-liberated country. Seizing the opportunity, Kim and his forces soon overruled the entire peninsula but faced stiff resistance from foreign countries. After a bitter and devastating war, the peninsula was split in half and he became the undisputed leader of the northern half. Combining Communist and Marxist ideology with his own brand of Korean self-reliance, he soon forged himself as the shining leader of a new country. After ruling his country with an iron grip for half a century, the supreme leader passed away, leaving his country in the hands of a virtual monarchy.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$5 Billion

TIMELINE
1994

Although this famous leader died in 1994, he is still legally the president of North Korea

1992

In 1992, he negotiated a series of compromises with South Korea

1991

In 1991, he successfully lobbied the United Nations to admit his country as a member nation

1972

In 1972, he ordered a new constitution to take effect, making him the permanent president of the country

1968

In 1968, North Korean forces successfully captured the ‘USS Pueblo’ and her crew, an American naval vessel

1955

In 1955, he invented 'Juche', his own religion and political ideology

1953

Fighting continued until 1953, when a ceasefire between North and South Korea was signed

1950

On June 25, 1950, he ordered his forces to invade South Korea and capture the entirety of the peninsula

1948

Kim Jong-il has been the Eternal President of the Republic of North Korea since September 9, 1948, a position that he continues to hold posthumously

1946

On February 8, 1946, he officially became the chairman of the ‘Interim People's Committee’

1945

On August 15, 1945, the ‘Soviet Red Army’ entered Pyongyang and liberated it from the Japanese

1940

In 1940, Kim and his troops were forced to flee as the Japanese forces advanced

1935

In 1935, he joined the ‘Northeast Anti-Japanese United Army’

1932

In 1932, he joined the ‘Communist Party of China’

1926

In October 1926, he founded the 'Down With Imperialism Union'

1920

In 1920, his family fled to prevent persecution by the Japanese conquerors

1912

Kim Song-ju was born on April 15, 1912 in Mangyondae, Heian-nando, Japanese Korea

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