Mystery children, sibling rivalries, and sudden disappearances: This is Kim Jong Un’s family tree


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Few political figures have drawn such intense curiosity as the secretive Kim Jong Un and the people believed to make up his family tree.

Even though Kim has become the face of North Korea to the world in recent years in light of his missile testing, bombastic feuds — and now possible peace — with President Donald Trump, Kim comes from a line of Communist Party dignitaries and North Korean heads of state that stretches back to the end of World War II.

Like his father and grandfather, Kim keeps key details about his family withheld from the public, giving few clues about the lives of his wife and young children. But the penchant for privacy hasn’t stopped international media and South Korean intelligence from attempting to learn all they can about him.

Ahead of Kim’s highly anticipated summit with Trump in Singapore, here’s a look at the mysterious figures that make up the North Korean leader’s family tree.

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Kim Jong Un is at the center of a complex and secretive family tree.

The leader of the Hermit Kingdom, like his ancestors, has offered scant information about his family members.

He is only one of three sons, and, surprisingly, he’s the youngest of them all.

Though it’s typical for the eldest son to become the heir to the title of Supreme Leader, his older brothers — Kim Jong Chol and his half-brother Kim Jong Nam — were bypassed in favor of Kim Jong Un.

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Source:: Business Insider

      

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