18 Expensive Things Owned By North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un is one of the worlds most talked about leaders, he also has an estimated net worth of roughly $5 Billion dollars and today we take a look at 18 expensive things he owns.

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18 – Kumsusan Palace of the Sun

Often referred to as the Kim Il Sung Mausoleum, this building sits in the north-eastern corner of the city of Pyongyang.

Its the largest palace ever dedicated to a communist leader and is bordered on each side by a large moat.

This building can only be accessed by foreign visitors on Tuesday’s and Thursdays, and is the current burial place for both Kim il Sung and his son, Kim Jong il.

17 – Ryugyong Hotel

Situated in the centre of Pyongyang, is one of the world’s biggest hotels and another clear imposing asset of the Kim dynasty.

Featuring over 3,000 rooms, this hotel was completed 26-years behind schedule and stands at almost 1,100 feet tall.

Work on the hotel began in 1987 under the watchful eye of Jong-Un’s grandfather, Kim Il Sung and was meant to only take 2-years to complete, scheduled to open during the 1988 Olympics in South Korea.

The 105-storey pyramid shaped hotel is thought to have cost somewhere in the region of $750 million dollars and features seven revolving restaurants, casino’s, Japanese nightclubs and lounges.

16 -Air Force

Consisting of an estimated 110,000 members, the DPRK, or more importantly, Kim Jong Un, can lay claim to 940 aircraft or varying types that are mainly of Soviet and Chinese origin.

Some of the arsenal includes attack helicopters, ground attack aircraft, fighter aircraft and special forces including an Antonov An-2 propeller-driven cargo plane.

Several un-manned Ariel vehicles also exist in the arsenal, including Chinese commercial UAV’s, Russian Vega Shmel Drones and suicide drone’s that are capable of ramming there intended targets at high speeds.

Kim Jong Un also has several air-defence systems, including SAM and Triple A systems that are thought to have soviet design’s.

Several underground airbases complete one of the most complex and integrated air-forces in the world.

15 – Masikryong Ski Resort

Situated at the top of the 1,360 meter Taehwa Peak, is the Masikryong Ski Resort, which was purposely built on the orders of Kim Jong Un.

The project is thought to have cost Kim Jong-Un around $35 million dollars and features snow making cannons, chair-lifts and drag-lifts.

Its thought that around 5,000 people visit the complex each day and this is made up of mostly tourists, who are, of course, under strict supervision by their North-Korean minders.

As well as the Ski-Slopes, the complex features a luxury hotel, ice rink, swimming pool, gas station and several restaurants.

The 120-room hotel has pyramid style towers and the conversion of a military base into an airport is expected to make access to the resort much easier and create a dedicated tourism area.

14 – Mystery Mobile Phone

It has been spotted several times during military drills and missile launch events, however, the details of Kim Jong Un’s mobile telephone are sketchy at best.

What is currently known, is the leader, and a large part of his protection network have access to their own cellular network that helps keep their conversations secure.

It has been suggested that the model of the phone is a HTC, however with mobile phones only being available in the country since 2008, it has been impossible to pin a specific model of phone on the device.

It is also thought that the phones have the ability to access the internet, something that only a few people within the country have access too.

13 – Private Island

It is located in a highly secure and top-secret location, somewhere off the coast of North Korea and has been described by one visiting US celebrity as vast.

The island is said to have several properties, including a main pad for Kim Jong Un himself.

Happy North Koreans are said to sip margaritas on tropical beaches and the island also boasts a huge compound that’s dedicated to his private water park, complete with several slides and even a wave machine.

It is thought that the island has massive missile defence systems and is guarded 24/7 by his private security services.

12 – Private Golf Courses

Kim Jong Un has access to some of the best golf courses around, maintained by force and kept in tip-top condition by the workers employed by the government.

Most, if not all of these courses are located on his private residences or island’s and there is strictly no access to outsiders, unless of course, there is a specific public event.

11 – Luxury Cinema

Yes, Kim Jong Un does indeed own his own private cinema, and its thought he spent up to $200,000 dollars to complete the project in one of his houses.

The cinema can hold upwards of 1,000 people and has its very own concession stands and there are workers who make popcorn when summoned.

10 – One Hundred Cars

During a massive spending spree back in 2014, Kim Jong Un is reported to have blown $16 million dollars on some of the most expensive cars around.

The cars are known to have included fancy Mercedes Limousines and luxury sports cars, all of which are currently on the UN import ban lists.

9 – Military Ships

Consisting of amphibious assault ships, Destroyers, Frigates, Mine laying vessels and patrol vehicles, Kim Jong Un’s massive array of military ships casts a dark shadow over the South and surrounding areas.

Many of these crafts are aging and belong to the former Soviet Union or were purchased from Russia back in the 1980’s

Other ships including the frigates are thought to have either been retired or are currently in an unknown state of service.

8 – Piano Collection

If you are thinking he has maybe three of four piano’s in his house, then you are clearly not thinking like the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un.

He currently owns over twenty piano’s and these are spread around his vast homes throughout his empire.

Rumour has it, that he plays the piano several times a day and is a mistake is made, then it is the piano’s fault and not his… now why are we not surprised.

7 – Imported Liquor

It is thought that Kim Jong Un spends a vast amount of his own personal fortune on imported liquor for himself and his close friends, many of which he invites to his personal parties.

It has been reported that he even fell asleep during one of his own meetings of the supreme people assembly.

Claims are rife that he regularly binge drinks and has a fascination with expensive wines, port and whiskey with him importing thousands of bottles per year.

6 – Submarines

Lurking beneath the waters of the Korean Peninsula lies a fleet of aging soviet submarines that are controlled by the madman Kim Jong Un.

The submarine fleet consists of four former-soviet-whiskey-class subs, 22 Chinese-Romeo-Class-subs and several Romeo class submarines built by the DPRK.

The Whiskey-class subs can carry twelve torpedoes or 24-mines, while the Romeo class subs have advanced sonar and can carry fourteen torpedoes or 28-mines.

More disturbingly in the last few months, it has been reported that a new type of submarine has been developed for the fanatical leader.

The GORAE class submarine is thought to be a ballistic missile sub that could pose a threat to the entire world with the United States, Europe and Japanese continents in the firing line.

5 – Private Jet

It was one of the worlds largest airlines in 1963 and it has been kitted out exactly to Kim Jong Un’s tastes.

The 174-foot Ilyushin Il-62 has a top speed of 560mph and was most recently used by the dear leader and his entourage to view housing developments being built in Pyongyang.

The plane features crystal ashtrays, a bedroom, conference facilities and a kitchen.

The plane was only recently discovered after Kim Jong Un was seen disembarking it with his wife during a state visit to examine things.

4 – Private Yacht

Its been reported that Kim Jong Un spent roughly $7 million dollars on a 100-foot yacht that is considered to be one of the most luxurious ever built by Princess Yachts.

The yacht features a saloon, hot tub, sleeping quarters and is mostly used to check up on the people who live in costal areas.

3 – Missiles

It is well-known that Kim Jong Un has missiles, but just what sort of missiles and are they actually capable of delivering nuclear weapons?

There are up-to nine different types of missiles within Kim’s missile stash and the bigger of these include the KN-08/14, the Taepodong 2 and the Musadan BM-25.

It is thought that, although he has not been able to yet place a warhead on-top of a missile, he is very close and several missile launches from submarines have confirmed that they can now fire them from the sea.

2 – Pyongyang Water Park

Theme Park’s in North Korea are few and far between, however, several have sprung up in Pyongyang in recent years and one even includes a massive water-park.

Built by the Korean Peoples Workers Party, this massive complex features a huge indoor swimming pool that’s complete with a wave machine.

Also within the park are several indoor slides, a restaurant and state of the art changing facilities.

Outside there is a massive waterslide that’s capable of launching four people at the same time and several other larger slides also exist with an outdoor pool and even river rapids on-site.

1 – Real Estate

Kim Jong Un is thought to own a vast array of houses throughout the Hermit Kingdom, however a few of these we do known about.

One of these mansions is the Sinui Ju House, that even has its own train station in the centre of Pyongyang.

The estate contains a luxury house, which is thought to contain the cinema that we mentioned earlier in the article.

Another one of his luxury residences features an 18-hole golf course and is complete with a yacht, jetty and parade grounds.

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