Birth Date: September 26, 1987 or 1988 (Widely believed to be in her early 30s, though her birth year varies.)
Marriage: Choe Song
Children: Information unavailable publicly
Education: Kim Il Sung University
Education and Family
Attended school in Bern, Switzerland, around the same time as her brother Kim Jong Un in the late 1990s. She studied under various pseudonyms.
Political Career and Public Appearances
2007 – Named junior cadre in the ruling Korean Workers’ Party (WPK).
2009-2011 – Works in the National Defense Commission and serves as Kim Jong Il’s personal secretary
December 2011 – Attends her father’s state funeral.
March 2014 – Attends the Supreme People’s Assembly elections. This is her first public appearance alongside her brother and the first public mention of her name by North Korean state media.
2014 – Is appointed vice director of the Workers’ Party of Korea Propaganda and Agitation Department.
October 8, 2017 – January 2021 – Alternate member of the WPK’s Politburo. It is unclear in what capacity she has served in this position. On some lists she is not named, leading to speculation that she has been demoted and reinstated more than once. As of January 2021, she no longer appears as an alternate member. She has also been alternately listed as “first vice department director” to “vice department director” of the Politburo.
February 27-28, 2019 – Attends the US-North Korea summit in Hanoi, Vietnam.
March 12, 2019 – North Korean state media announces Kim is elected to the Supreme People’s Assembly.