Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump may not have much in common, but there is one thing they both like: luxury.
Reported to have over $5 billion at his disposal, Kim spends over $600 million a year treating himself to some of the finest brands in the world.
Here are the eight luxury brands Kim Jong Un can’t live without.
North Korea has plenty of local alcohol, but it’s simply not good enough for Kim Jong Un. Instead, he imports expensive brands and has built up an impressive liquor collection. Reportedly spending in excess of $30 million a year on alcohol alone, one of Kim Jong Un’s favorite brands is Hennessy. He especially loves the luxury Hennessy bottles, which can cost over $2,000 per bottle.
When he’s not in a Hennessy mood, the leader enjoys some Johnnie Walker whiskey on the rocks. He imports thousands of bottles of the liquor each year, much of which he shares with his upper-level generals and visiting dignitaries.
Yves Saint Laurent
Of course, if you’re going to have whiskey, you need cigarettes to go with it, and Kim Jong Un favors pricey Yves Saint Laurent smokes to complement his drink. These cigarettes run about $55 per pack.
The citizens of North Korea have limited access to Wi-Fi and computers, but Kim Jong Un doesn’t feel he needs to abide by the same rules. The ruler enjoys having access to plenty of devices in his office and there have been numerous photos of him using Apple products including the iMac and the MacBook Pro.
There may be no Disneyland in North Korea, but that doesn’t stop Kim Jong Un from being a big fan of the brand and bringing it into the country for his personal enjoyment. In 2012, it was reported that North Korea held a concert featuring footage from Disney films like Dumbo and Snow White, with people on stage dressed up in unauthorized costumes of Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh, among other Disney characters.
Kim Jong Un’s love for American basketball is well-known — the leader even has a close friendship with former Bulls player Dennis Rodman and has hosted the celebrity numerous times in his home country. This love of the sport has led to the leader’s obsessive collection of Nike footwear. It’s reported that he owns a huge collection of Nike Air Jordans, some that cost over $200 per pair. (Is that an Yves Saint Laurent cigarette in his hand?)
When Kim Jong Un wants something, he doesn’t skimp on costs. When he decided that a boat was in order, he bought a $8 million yacht from renowned British brand Princess. The yacht, which is 200 feet long, has a luxurious Fendi interior. Perhaps this is just one more place the leader enjoys all of his expensive imported liquor.
Kim Jong Un has loved to drive since his father let him get behind the wheel when he was just seven years old. He loves it so much that he’s amassed a large collection of cars and his favorite seems to be luxury Mercedes-Benz models. The leader reportedly has over 100 cars, including a 21-foot-long armored Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard limousine with white leather upholstery valued at over $1 million.