“Let them eat cake,” might as well be Kim Jong-un’s motto. While North Koreans starve, the dictator in charge spends millions on luxury champagne, vodka, and cheese.
In a luxurious palace estate in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, Kim, officially the “Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea,” wined and dined like a king. Last year, he spent about $135,000 on Russian vodka, $166,000 on Chinese scallops, $80,000 on imported cheese, $190,000 on whiskey, and $270,000 on wine and Champagne.
Kim was educated in Switzerland, where he grew fond of Scotch and French cheeses, in addition to German and Danish rum. In fact, he even imported almost $2,500 worth or rum alone, from those two countries.
After all that cheese and booze, Kim might have wanted a breath freshener. So he also spent $73,000 on chewing gum.
Meanwhile, Kim’s 25 million country mean make less than $4 a day. North Korea is one of the 34 countries that needs international assistance to feed its people, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. According to the UN, 2.8 North Koreans combat an “ongoing struggle with under-nutrition and a lack of vital protein and fat in the diet.”
H/T The Sun