Kim Jong-un ‘was given first car aged 7 and first gun at 11’ in lavish childhood in North Korea

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KIM Jong-un was given his first car at the age of seven and a gun when he turned 11, it has been revealed.

The North Korean despot spent his early years alone at his family’s luxury beach home in Wonsan and in their luxury compounds in Pyongyang.

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Kim Jong-Un owned a gun at the age of 11 that he wore around his hip, a new book has revealed[/caption]

Kim Jong-Un and his wife Ri Sol-Ju visiting the performance given by amateur art groups of the wives of officers of units of the Korean People’s Army
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He was reportedly obsessed with model planes but also had a real gun and car, journalist Anna Fifield revealed.

In her biography of Kim, The Great Successor: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un, she said he wore the Colt .45 pistol around his hip from the age of 11.

Ms Fifield said from his early years, Kim was made for leadership.

She added: “The boy grew up thinking he was special.”

His sense of self became apparent with the way he treated those who worked for his household, ti was reported.

In one incident, he shunned a Japanese chef just because he was not from North Korea.

The book said Kenji Fujimoto met Kim at the age of six, who was wearing military uniform at the time.

But Kim refused to shake his hand, glaring at him with “sharp eyes”, that appeared to suggest, “You abhorrent Japanese”.

In this same book, Ms Fifield revealed that Kim’s half-brother Kim Jong-Nam had worked as an informant for the CIA before he was assassinated.

Kim, 45, died after being smeared in the face with VX nerve agent as he waiting for a flight at Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia.


Ms Fifield claims in her new book that Kim Jong-un viewed his half-brother as a potential threat, especially after he started meeting with CIA agents.

She wrote: “Kim Jong Nam became an informant for the CIA, an agency with a track record of trying to bring down dictators it didn’t like.”

Kim Jong Nam, exiled half brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un,
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