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Kim Jong-il

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Net worth 2018: $1.6 Million
Industry: Other
Country: North Korea
BirthDay: 16 February 1941
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Died On: 17/12/2011
BIOGRAPHY

Kim Jong-il was bornon 16 February 1941 in North Korea. Rumors persist that the crazy-like-a-fox dictator is gravely ill, but Kim retains absolute power in his ­Hermit Kingdom of 25 million undernourished souls. 2011 Highlight: In August made a rare trip abroad to meet with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

TIMELINE
2013

His reported favourite movie franchises included James Bond, Friday the 13th, Rambo, Godzilla and Hong Kong action cinema, with Sean Connery and Elizabeth Taylor his favourite male and female actors

2012

Also in February 2012, the North Korean government created the Order of Kim Jong-il in his honor and awarded it to 132 individuals for services in building a "thriving socialist nation" and for increasing defense capabilities

2011

It was reported that Kim Jong-il had died of a suspected heart attack on 17 December 2011 at 8:30 a

2010

There were speculations that the visits of Kim Jong-il abroad in 2010 and 2011 were a sign of his improving health and a possible slowdown in succession might follow

2009

In 2009, KCNA put the numbers as follows:At least 354,000 copies of [Kim Jong-il's works] were translated into nearly 70 languages and came off the press in about 80 countries in the new century

2008

And 2008 saw at least 3,000 functions held in over 150 countries and regions for the same purpose

2007

Kim Yong Hyun, a political expert at the Institute for North Korean Studies at Seoul's Dongguk University, said in 2007: "Even the North Korean establishment would not advocate a continuation of the family dynasty at this point"

2006

There were more than 500 activities for studying and distributing the works in at least 120 countries and regions in 2006

2004

She had taken over the role of First Lady until her death – reportedly of cancer – in 2004

2003

It was reported in 2003 that Kim Jong-il had a huge porn film collection"

2002

However, after years of estrangement, Song is believed to have died in Moscow in the Central Clinical Hospital in 2002

2001

Kim's eldest son Kim Jong-nam was earlier believed to be the designated heir but he appears to have fallen out of favor after being arrested at Narita International Airport near Tokyo in 2001 where he was caught attempting to enter Japan on a fake passport to visit Tokyo Disneyland

2000

In 2000, it was reported that the Workers' Party of Korea Publishing House has published at least 120 works by Kim

1998

In 1998, South Korean President Kim Dae-jung implemented the "Sunshine Policy" to improve North-South relations and to allow South Korean companies to start projects in the North

1997

He officially took over his father's old post as General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea on 8 October 1997

1996

On the national scale, the Japanese Foreign Ministry acknowledges that this has resulted in a positive growth rate for the country since 1996, with the implementation of "landmark socialist-type market economic practices" in 2002 keeping the North afloat despite a continued dependency on foreign aid for food

1994

Kim kept both the relationship and the child a secret (even from his father) until he ascended to power in 1994

1993

Kim was named Chairman of the National Defence Commission on 9 April 1993, making him day-to-day commander of the armed forces

1992

He had been named Wonsu (Marshal) in 1992 when North Korean founder Kim Il-sung was promoted to Dae Wonsu

1991

On 24 December 1991, Kim was also named Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army

1990

"Kim's government was accused of "crimes against humanity" for its alleged culpability in creating and prolonging the 1990s famine

1988

Since 1988, Kim Pyong-il has served in a series of North Korean embassies in Europe and was the North Korean ambassador to Poland

1983

South Korea accused Kim of ordering the 1983 bombing in Rangoon, Burma which killed 17 visiting South Korean officials, including four cabinet members, and another in 1987 which killed all 115 on board Korean Air Flight 858

1982

When he was made a member of the Seventh Supreme People's Assembly in February 1982, international observers deemed him the heir apparent of North Korea

1981

They had two sons, Kim Jong-chul (in 1981) and Kim Jong-un, also "Jong Woon" or "Jong Woong" (in 1983)

1980

After Ko's death, Kim lived with Kim Ok, his third mistress, who had served as his personal secretary since the 1980s

1978

In 1978, on Kim's orders South Korean film director Shin Sang-ok and his actress wife Choi Eun-hee were kidnapped in order to build a North Korean film industry

1976

The only other possible leadership candidate, Prime Minister Kim Il (no relation), was removed from his posts in 1976

1974

Kim had a daughter from this marriage, Kim Sul-song (born 1974)

1973

His first major literary work was On the Art of the Cinema in 1973

1971

They had one son, Kim Jong-nam (1971–2017), who was Kim Jong-il's eldest son

1970

This relationship, started in 1970, was not officially recognized

1968

They have a girl called Kim Hye-kyung, who was born in 1968

1966

She was handpicked by his father and married to him in 1966

1964

According to KCNA, the number of works from 1964 to 2001 was 550

1960

High-ranking North Korean official Kim Yong-nam said, "While we wanted to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the country with general secretary Kim Jong-il, we celebrated on our own"

1957

In September 1957 he became vice-chairman of his middle school's DYL branch (the chairman had to be a teacher)

1950

His 50th birthday in February was the occasion for massive celebrations, exceeded only by those for the 80th birthday of Kim Il-sung himself on 15 April that same year

1949

Reports indicate that his mother died in childbirth in 1949

1945

In 1945, Kim was four years old when World War II ended and Korea regained independence from Japan

1942

However, Kim Jong-il's official biography states he was born in a secret military camp on Paektu Mountain (Chosŏn'gŭl: 백두산밀영고향집; Baekdusan Miryeong Gohyang jip) in Japanese-occupied Korea on 16 February 1942

1941

Soviet records show that Kim was born Yuri Irsenovich Kim (Russian: Юрий Ирсенович Ким; Jurij Irsenovič Kim) in 1941 in the village of Vyatskoye, near Khabarovsk, where his father, Kim Il-sung, commanded the 1st Battalion of the Soviet 88th Brigade, made up of Chinese and Korean exiles

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