12. Born in Japan but of Korean ancestry, dancer Ko Yong-Hui (1953-2004) was Kim Jong-Il’s consort. According to North Korea’s status system she would’ve been considered of low class due to her family background. Her history remains a secret to the North Korean population. With the help of propaganda she is known as “The Mother of Pyongyang.”
13. Kim Jong-Il (1941-2011) was the supreme leader of North Korea from 1994 until his death. Contrary to what is told within his country, he was born in a fishing village in Siberia, not under a double rainbow in a log cabin on Baekdu Mountain. Kim Jong-Il was a movie buff and owned 20,000 Hollywood movies. He once kidnapped South Korean director Shin Sang-Ok and his actress wife Choe Eun-Hui to produce “Pulgasari," a communist version of “Godzilla.”
14. Kim Jong-Il’s younger brother Kim Man-Il (1944-1948) was drowned in their mansion’s pool. Some speculate the then five-year-old Kim Jong-Il was responsible for the accident.
15. It’s reported that Kim Jong-Il asked his trusted sister Kim Kyong-Hui (1946-) and her husband to be senior advisors to his son Kim Jong-Un. Kim Kyong-Hui is called the “Lady Macbeth of Korea.” She operates the one and only burger shop in Pyongyang.
16. North Korean politician Jang Sung-Taek (1946-) escorted Kim Jong-Nam when he attended school in Switzerland. He serves as Vice-Chairman of the National Defense Commission and is Kim Jong-Un’s key policy advisor.
17. Kim Pyong-Il (1954-) could’ve been North Korea’s leader in place of his half-brother Kim Jong-Il. However in his early years, Kim Pyong-Il hosted parties where guests would chant “Long Live Kim Pyong-Il!” His rivalrous brother Kim Jong-Il relayed this information to their father Kim Il-Sung, who was North Korea's leader at the time. To wish longevity of anyone other than the leader was considered blasphemy. Ever since the incident Kim Pyong-Il has been in exile for thirty years and counting. He is viewed as a continued threat to the North Korean government simply for resembling his father. Rarely making public appearances, Kim Pyong-Il is currently the ambassador of North Korea to Poland. He married a former opera singer and has one son and one daughter.
18. Kim Jong-Il’s younger half-brother Kim Yong-Il (1955-2000) was a former counsel of North Korea’s Embassy in Germany. He once was an engineer, working in North Korea’s nuclear program.
19. Kim Jong-Il’s beloved daughter Kim Sul-Song (1974-) was in charge of her father’s security and schedule. A North Korean defector described her to be tall, beautiful and smart with waist-long hair, an uncommon trait of North Korean women.
20. Second wife of Kim Jong-Nam, Lee Hye-Kyung once performed with the Chosun Performing Arts Troupe and went by the name “Jang Gil Sun.” It is said she lives in Macau.
21. First wife of Kim Jong-Nam, Shin Jong-Hui (1971-) reportedly lives on the northern suburbs of Beijing. They say she is raising her husband's third wife's daughter Hyun-Kyung.
22. Kim Jong-Il’s oldest son Kim Jong-Nam (1971-) almost inherited North Korea’s current leadership. However lost his father’s favor upon being caught sneaking into Japan with a fake passport. He corresponded with journalists, publicly voicing his not-so-encouraging opinions of his half-brother Kim Jong-Un. Interestingly the two never met before. Kim Jong-Nam’s mistress So Yong-La was once a Air Koryo flight attendant.