Meet North Korea’s most powerful woman, Kim Yo Jong — Kim Jong Un’s 30-ish sister who played a key role in the summit with Trump
During the summit between the United States and North Korea this week, Kim Jong Un’s younger sister Kim Yo Jong was front and center during the historic show of diplomacy with President Donald Trump.
It’s not the first time Kim Yo Jong has made headlines in recent months — she traveled to South Korea during the 2018 Winter Olympics in February, becoming the first member of North Korea’s ruling family to visit the south since the Korean War in the 1950s.
Like her brother, and much of the rest of their family, few details are known about Kim Yo Jong and the life she lived before reaching a prime leadership role in the North Korean government.
Here’s what we know about her so far:
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Like many of Kim’s family members, Kim Yo Jong’s exact age is difficult to pin down. But she’s believed to be between 29 and 31.
She’s the youngest child of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and his consort Ko Yong Hui, a former dancer.
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She was partly educated in Switzerland, at the same school Kim Jong Un attended. But she returned to North Korea in 2000 after completing the US equivalent of the sixth grade.
Kim Yo Jong as a girl: this is the earliest photo we have of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, taken while she was at school in Switzerland. pic.twitter.com/LrDFgGBzdt
Source: North Korea Leadership Watch
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