For four years, Kim Jong Un has filled the role of Supreme Leader of North Korea, just like his father and grandfather before him. Ruling from behind a shroud of poorly concealed mystery, the easily agitated international leader walks the line between fearsome madman and portly joke. Kim Jong Un controls North Korea with a nearly iron grip, and though the North Korean government would have you believe that everything inside the country is just hunky dory, the little bits of information that’s leaked to the outside world paints a picture of rampant poverty in which Kim Jong Un and his ruling class take most of the country’s natural resources and leave the working class to slowly waste away.
1. Kim Jong Un Has Gained 90 Pounds Since Taking Office
One spy agency has indicated that the ruler’s constant eating is a result of his paranoia that he’ll one day be assassinated.