Kim Jong-un (born January 8, 1983 / 1984) is the present Supreme Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea (being both Chairmen of the People's Workers Party and Marshal of the Korean's Peoples Army). Jong-un was preceded by his father Kim Jong-il (1941–2011). He has a degree in both Physics and Military Strategy. Since his appointment as Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un has been elected (unopposed) to the Supreme People's Assembly. At 33 he is at present the youngest head of state in the world.