Kim Jong-il
Timeline: Canada/Japan/Germany

Kim at the Pyongyang Annual Videocon, 2008

CEO of Juche Electronics
July 8, 1994 – December 17, 2011

Predecessor Kim Il-sung
Born February 16, 1941
Vyatskoye, Russian Empire
Died December 17, 2011
Train outside of Pyongyang, Korea, Japan
Spouse Kim Young-sook
Religion Shinto
Profession Entrepreneur
Kim Jong-il (born Yuri Irsenovich Kim; 16 February 1941 – 17 December 2011) was the CEO of Juche Electronics from 1994 to 2011. He succeeded his father Kim Il-sung following the elder Kim's death in 1994. Kim Jong-il was the largest and richest businessman in the technological industry. Since his death, his son Kim Jong-un has assumed his role.