Kim Jong-un (Korean: 김정은, Hanja: 金正恩,) also known as Kim Jong-eun or Kim Jung-eun,: until recently, Jong Eun's name had been spelled differently in both Korean and English, causing him to become known as Jong-Woon. The Korean News Service refers to him as Kim Jong Un, while South Korean media is using Eun presently. Daily NK. formerly Kim Jong-woon or Kim Jung-woon is the third and youngest son of Kim Jong-il with his late consort Ko Young-hee.Moore, Malcom. . The Daily Telegraph. 2 June 2009
He is a Daejang, the equivalent to an American four-star general, in the Korean People's Army. Recent actions, symbolic and overt, taken in late 2010 by current head of state and "Dear Leader" of North Korea (officially, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea), Kim Jong-il, strongly indicated that Kim Jong-un is now the heir presumptive to the leadership of the nation upon Kim Jong-il's death, incapacity, or deliberate abdication.It has been claimed that he studied computer science privately in Korea.