Kim family

sovereign ruling family of North Korea

The Kim family is a three-generation lineage of North Korean leaders. It started from the country's founder and first leader, Kim Il-sung. The Workers' Party of Korea calls it the Mount Paektu bloodline and some people call it the Kim Dynasty. The family has ruled North Korea since 1948.

Kim family (North Korea)
Kim Dynasty
Mount Paektu Bloodline
Flag of North Korea
Current regionNorth Korea
Place of originMangyongdae, North Korea
Founded9 September 1948 (74 years ago)
FounderKim Il-sung
Current headKim Jong-un
MembersKim Il-sung, Kim Jong-il, Kim Jong-un
Connected members
Kim Il-sung's wives:
Kim Il-sung's sons:
  • Kim Man-il
  • Kim Pyong-il
  • Kim Yong-il
  • Kim Kyong-jin
Kim Il-sung's daughters:
  • Kim Kyong-hui

Kim Jong-il's wives:
  • Hong Il-chon
  • Ko Yong-hui
  • Kim Young-sook
Kim Jong-il's sons:
Kim Jong-il's daughters:

Kim Jong-un's family:
Estate(s)Residences of North Korean leaders

History change

The Kim family has been at the helm of North Korea since its founding. Kim Il-sung, the founding leader, established the regime in 1948. His son, Kim Jong-il, succeeded him, followed by Kim Jong-un, the current leader. The family's rule has been marked by authoritarianism, isolationism, and nuclear ambitions, shaping North Korea's complex history.