The strongman leader allegedly has access to a £5million superyacht, a fleet of bulletproof Mercedes limousines and a ski resort for him and his cronies.
KIM Jong-un and North Korea's aggressive pursuit of nuclear weapons in recent years has heightened global tensions and escalated the risk of military conflict with the US.
But very little is known about the man behind the missiles, who was schooled in Switzerland and has reportedly fathered three children with his wife.
Despite being Supreme Leader of the reclusive state he is technically not the head of it.
That honour belongs to his grandfather Kim Il-sung who was declared the "Eternal President" on his death in 1994.
His half brother had been favourite to succeed Kim Jong-il before he fell out of favour after a failed attempt to visit Tokyo Disneyland on a fake passport.
Kim Jong-il died on December 17, 2011, and it had been initially rumoured his brother in law Jang Song-thaek would act as regent as Kim Jong-un was too young.Here is what we do know about the elusive dictator and his family.Not much is known about Kim Jong-un's early life which he mostly spent in the secretive land of North Korea.Despot Kim has fathered three children with his wife - who is believed to have once visited South Korea as part of a cheerleading squad.According to previous intelligence reports, Ri married the dictator in 2009 and gave birth to their first child the following year, with their second born in 2013.North Korean authorities have stated that his birth date is January 8, 1982, but South Korean intelligence officials believe the actual date is a year later.