Kim Jong Un Sips Hennessy While the North Korean People Starve

Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un lives a lavish lifestyle. | Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made headlines lately with his threats to launch nuclear missiles at the United States. And President Donald Trump continues to taunt Kim with mass retaliation if he doesn’t pump his brakes with the nuclear threats. It’s been a tumultuous relationship to watch unfold.

Nevertheless, Trump and Kim do share some unlikely common ground. They both really love spending money on fancy things. And while Kim relishes in his lavish lifestyle the people of North Korea are suffering. Sanctions on the country have stiffened in hopes of forcing Kim to negotiate a truce.

But Kim can’t be bothered with all that nonsense. Sanctions won’t stop his affinity for enjoying the finest of all things. Besides spending millions on race horses, palaces, theme parks and ski resorts, here are some of Kim’s favorite indulgences.

1. Hennessy and other imported liquors

It’s no surprise that Kim enjoys sitting back and sipping on a little cognac. What’s crazy is how much the guy spends on the hooch. It’s estimated he spends around $30 million per year importing liquor. He prefers expensive brands, such as Hennessy, which can cost over $3,500  a bottle. Chump change.

2. Rolexes on Rolexes

Rolex watches

It’s only the highest quality for the dictator. | Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

No payment plan for this guy. Kim wants nothing but the best when it comes to his watches. It’s not clear which type he prefers, but it’s not difficult to spend over $100,000 on a high-end Rolex. His entire collection is worth an estimated $8.2 million.

3. Yacht life

Luxury private yacht

A yacht means wealth. | PaulVinten/iStock/Getty Images

When you’re looking to impress everyone with your fancy yacht, you’ll be safe buying a Princess like Kim did. Then, he drenched it in a pricey Fendi interior. MSN reports Kim’s friend and former NBA player Dennis Rodman once said Kim’s yacht is like a “cross between a ferry and Disney boat.”

4. Luxury car collection

2017 Mercedes-Maybach S600

2017 Mercedes-Maybach S600 | Mercedes-Benz

Dude, where’s your car? Well, if you’re Kim it’s probably somewhere in his fleet of luxury cars. The leader especially has a thing for Mercedes. He loves the brand so much that despite sanctions he has somehow brought Mercedes limousines into his country despite UN sanctions.

5. Private golf courses

Golf clubs

You won’t see him at any old country club. | petrenkod/iStock/Getty Images

Kim has followed in his father’s footsteps in more ways than one, including his love of golf. But he doesn’t enjoy the sport at any old country club. Private golf courses are the name of his game. It’s estimated that the cost of a private course is $3 million, and the upkeep for the course is around $500,000 each year.

6. Pianos galore

White grand piano

He apparently likes the instrument. | Tom Merton/Getty Images

Can you imagine Kim playing a little ditty on a grand piano while the family gathers around for a singalong? Probably not. Nevertheless, he reportedly has dozens of pianos. After all, you have to fill up all those palaces with something.

7. Air Force Un

Private plane

His lifestyle requires a private jet. | iStock/Getty Images

Let’s face it: You aren’t fancy until you have a private jet and private runways to land it on. So it’s no surprise that Kim is flying in a luxury private jet and landing on all the private runways he had built next to his palaces. Between the jet and the runways, Kim has easily dropped millions to keep his travels stress free.

8. Yves Saint Laurent cigarettes

Yves Saint Laurent cigarettes

No Marlboros for him. | YSL

If you’re going to slowly kill yourself by smoking cigarettes you might as well do it in style. Kim prefers to sustain his habit with only the most elegant of cigarettes from Yves Saint Laurent. The company has been promoting these “designer” cigarettes in certain parts of Asia and Russia.

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