Kim Jong-un net worth: Kim Jong-un is the supreme leader of North Korea who has a net worth of $5 billion. Kim Jong-un became Supreme Leader after the death of his father Kim Jong-il in 2011. Kim Jong-un was born on January 8, in either 1983 or 1984, the precise year is not known. His grandfather Kim Il-sung ruled North Korea from 1948-1994. Kim Jong-un spent his early years attending schools in Bern Switzerland. He attended the schools anonymously and is remembered for being shy and a huge fan of basketball, especially the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan. Between 2002 and 2007, Kim Jong-un attended the officer training school at Kim Il-sung university in Pyongyang. Jong-un was not originally the first choice for succession in North Korea. His older half brother Kim Jong-nam was supposedly the initial choice for Supreme Leader but was shunned after getting caught trying to enter Japan with a phony passport so he could visit Disneyland Tokyo.
Wealth of Kim Jong-un:
In March 2013, a joint South Korean and American investigation found as much as $5 billion worth of assets and bank accounts controlled by Kim Jong-un and his family. These assets were found in more than 200 foreign bank accounts located throughout the world in countries including Austria, Lichtenstein, Russia, Singapore, China, Switzerland and Luxembourg. Many of these accounts are located in China and reportedly contain hundreds of millions of dollars in cash. North Korean government insiders have long been suspected of manufacturing illicit drugs, counterfeiting US currency and cigarettes.