World's Most Dangerous Woman: Kim Yo Jong


Who is she?

    Kim Yo Jong is a prominent North Korean political figure, known for her close relationship with her brother, Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader of North Korea.

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Early Life and Education

    Kim Yo Jong was born on September 26, 1987. She is the youngest child of Kim Jong Il, the former North Korean leader, and Ko Yong-hui. Like her brother, Kim Yo Jong was educated in Switzerland, attending the Liebefeld-Steinhölzli public school in Bern. She later returned to North Korea and reportedly completed her education at Kim Il Sung University.

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Political Career

    Her political career has been inextricably linked to her brothers leadership. She rose to stardom in the 2010s. Kim Yo Jong serves on the WPKs Politburo, which is one of North Koreas highest decision-making organizations. She also serves as the first vice director of the Central Committee.

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Personal Life

    Her personal life is still under wraps, a typical characteristic of members of the North Korean leadership that is to maintain a high level of secrecy about their private affairs. She is reportedly married to Choe Song, the son of a high-ranking North Korean official.

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Public appearances

    She has been seen attending international events and issuing statements on behalf of the North Korean government further maintaining diplomatic ties. Her presence at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang was particularly notable as it marked a significant diplomatic gesture towards South Korea.

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Influencial role

    She is considered one of her brother’s closest advisers. She has been seen as a key figure in the orchestration of his public appearances and propaganda strategies.

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A possible successor

    Professor Lee, author of The Sister: The Extraordinary Story of Kim Yo Jong, the Most Powerful Woman in North Korea, claims that she is believed to take over if Kim Jong Un dies.

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