Kim family

sovereign ruling family of North Korea
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The Kim family, referred to as the Mount Paektu bloodline in the ideology of the Workers' Party of Korea and sometimes as the Kim Dynasty, is a three-generation lineage of North Korean leaders starting from the country's founder and first leader, Kim Il-sung.

Kim family (North Korea)
Kim Dynasty
Mount Paektu Bloodline
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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


Kim Il-sung had made a cult of personality closely tied to the North Korean state philosophy of Juche. Kim Il-sung's cult of personality was passed on to his son, Kim Jong-il, then to his grandson, Kim Jong-un. All three men have had absolute power and control over North Korea for decades.