Name   Kim Kyong-hui
Sex   Female
Date of Birth   May 30, 1946
Place of Birth   Pyongyang
Posts Held Light industry bureau chief of the Central Committee of the Korean Workers’ Party, committee cadre, member of the 10th and 11th Supreme People’s Assemblies
Claim to Fame Daughter of Kim Il-sung
Education Kim Il Sung University, Moscow State University
Profile Kim Kyong-hui is a daughter of the late North Korean leader Kim Il-sung, a sister of Kim Jong-il and the wife of Kim Jong-il’s confidante Jang Song-taek.

In 1971, she began her career with the Central Committee of the Democratic Women’s League. She was made deputy chief of the Korean Workers’ Party’s international bureau in 1976 and chief of the party’s light industry bureau in 1987. In 1988, she was named cadre of the party’s Central Committee.

Still in charge of the light industry bureau, she has attracted speculation since her husband was once considered the number two man in the North and given the undecided appointment of Kim Jong-il’s successor.

False rumors spread that she attempted suicide or was killed in a traffic accident in 2005. Other reports said she received treatment for alcoholism in France.