Youngest Head of State
Kim Jong-un of North Korea ascended to the leadership position on 17 December 2011, following the death of his father, Kim Jong-il. Kim Jong-un’s exact age has never been confirmed; it has been speculated that he was 27 upon succeeding his father, though his date of birth has also been listed as 8 January 1982, or the same date in 1983 or 1984.
The younger Kim also holds the title of Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army and Carries the rank of Daejan, the equivalent of a General.
Picture of Kim Jong II