How tall is Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un's Height

5ft 6 ½ (168.9 cm)

Supreme Leader of Democratic People's Republic of Korea. His official height is a modest 171cm.

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Average Guess (116 Votes)
5ft 6.44in (168.8cm)
BADAL said on 27/Dec/20
HE IS 5.5
Eugene The great said on 17/Nov/20
Rueters: There are some unofficial sayings that in North Korea he is 6ft 7!!
J2Frenzy said on 11/Nov/20
He’s 168.5 probably, but in Korea he’s 6’11
Jourdan said on 11/Nov/20
He was seen next to the south Korean president who's listed at 5'6 and he was wearing height boosted shoes, and he was still shorter. I think 5'4, 5'4 1/2 on a good day (his father was 5'3)
the name's Sam said on 2/Jul/20
I’ll just go with 168 cm for him
Roongoon said on 29/Apr/20
5,5 He always wear the elevator shoes.
Peter175 said on 16/Feb/20
He actually does look 171 or at worst 170ish, with Trump in lifts he can look 5'8.5.

I think he's taller than Putin
Eric W Tam said on 27/Oct/19
Of course 6'1 is possible because he is 6'3.
Donny said on 6/Oct/19
Kim had arrived vietnam in the 2nd summit with Trump. Then i can see him clearly only got 5ft5 1/2 barefoot. The lift shoes gave him 4 inches adding height
Taylor Jones said on 23/Jul/19
I read he uses things in his shoes to boast his height because he's only 5 feet 5 inches tall!
Ben said on 30/Jun/19
Rob, I'm positive our friend here Winston Smith is Kim Jong Un himself or an auxiliary of his.
Editor Rob
I am sure Kim is a fan of this site πŸ˜†
Luong Dang Hoang said on 25/Apr/19
5ft6, he is as tall as PUTIN
Jackson said on 23/Apr/19
5’6” max. Super obvious that he wore lifts meeting Trump.
Winston Smith said on 28/Feb/19

The heighting of dear Kim Jong Un is 175cm. Please make ammended to the website.

Kim Jong Un is very powerful and tall figure in comparison to citizen average.

Thank you friends.

alabamafr said on 10/Feb/19
@rob-Is 6ft1 possible?
Editor Rob
If he borrowed Lady Gaga's heels, he'd measure 6ft 2.

But what Kim gets up to in the privacy of his own home is none of my business 😏😏
MrFish said on 4/Nov/18
Rob, could President Moon Jae In (now age 65) have been 172 cm peak? He is listed at 172 cm in Korean media.
Editor Rob
If he's lost a bit of height, he might have been in the 5ft 7-7.5 range.
MJKoP said on 21/Aug/18
Wow, I'm honestly stunned by this downgrade! Thought he was 5'9", as he was listed elsewhere for the longest time...then I was surprised that he himself only claimed 171cm. Pretty sure I even quipped, "At least he's truthful about his height!"

Looks like you might wanna take the "modest" out of the description, Rob. :P
Editor Rob
I'm sure his elevator shoes have helped him look a bit taller, he's one of the few leading figures who seems to openly wear them.
Bwk said on 3/Aug/18
The Supreme Leader has got to be a solid 6'2". This listing is ridiculous.
Warren said on 16/Jul/18
A month ago Japanese media (on TV) reported that he is insert 4 inches lifts in his shoes

Such a brainless reported!
Lapinux said on 8/Jul/18
5'6" flat for Kim Jong Un.

We were all tricked by his lifts. Think he might be shorter than Putin.
Tunman said on 8/Jul/18
Depending whether Putin is 5'6 or 5'6.5" and Whether Xi Jinping is only 5'10 or 5'10.5"Moon Jae looks at least 1"taller than the former and 3"shorter than the latter,So 5'7 or 5'7.5".Edging the very honorable 168-69 Kim Jong Un who might be wearing lifts.Maybe 1 or 1.25" when counting slight footwear advantage for Kim(Moon wore some thick shoes on that occasion).
Not that I'm unhappy about it since it's very helpful for the site but it's funny what some cameramen are recording at times,I remember how once a cameraman spent a whole session focusing on someone's trousers which was not zipped.
DanTheGuy said on 8/Jul/18
Rob, could you take a look at these photos

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In those shoes he looks to be the same height as 5'6 Moon who looks to be wearing regular shoes, wouldn't that put Un somewhere in the 5'5's?
Editor Rob
Moon has a big heel, he can look taller than only 5ft 6, I wouldn't have guessed him under 5ft 7.
Peter175 said on 19/Jun/18
Wait I just took that video at face value and thought he didn't have lifts. He looks near 5'7 there and if he had more than 0.5-75 footwear over donald then I cannot see how he is much above 5'6.

Might be even shorter than Putin
Gracian said on 19/Jun/18
Kim even with his "elevator shoes" looks very short next to Trump: Click Here
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His shoes were a long secret, they gave him 3/4 inch bigger impression, but it was just an illusion, I think he will probably measure 5'7.25" out of bed. As for Trump, I think that if we measure him, he will look closer 185 cm than 184. Rob, does Trump still have a chance of 6'0.75" today, yet?
Editor Rob
Maybe on his best day he might well measure a bit over 184 flat.
Jason9009 said on 15/Jun/18
Brilliant downgrade. He has looked 169 cm range so many times now. 171 cm for Kim was in shoes. Doesnt look a legit 5'7, especially when you take those lifts into consideration
MAD SAM said on 15/Jun/18
I have seen his shoes, contrary to popular belief he wasn’t wearing any heels, he seems a solid 170 cm guy
Editor Rob
He really is wearing them, looks like a classic Elevator Shoe to me. High back and curved in to accomodate the internal lift and sloped foot, like most elevators.
Zak said on 14/Jun/18
Hey Rob here's a recent article accusing him of wearing lifts during the Singapore summit. The article includes close up shots of his footwear and they clearly look like lifts. What's your take? Click Here
Editor Rob
Kim wearing an elevator shoe is an automatic half inch off!

But it's true, I think he succumbed to wearing them to add a bit of height.
Paul,milan,italy said on 12/Jun/18
Trump is now 6.1 , kim could be 5.7 but he wear wide trousers to hide the shoes with heels. I think that kim is only 5.4 o 5.5.
MrFish said on 12/Jun/18
Rob, how tall does Kim look with Trump? Thanks.
Editor Rob
It's possible he can look 169 range, but Trump doesn't have a 'big' eyelevel so to speak.
MOHAMMAD / 6'1.5 said on 12/Jun/18
Rob he seems 5'6 with trump now. Now way he could be more than that when he is with trump.
Editor Rob
Say that to Kim's face...I dare you πŸ˜¨πŸ‘ΊπŸ˜‰
Hijoputamus said on 12/Jun/18
170 for Kim seems alright.
Rob, do you think he wears lifts?
Editor Rob
I think he might have on occasion, but it's hard to see what exactly his footwear is.
Peter175 said on 12/Jun/18
Nah John, he held up better to a big 6fter/weak 6ft1er Trump than a guy like Putin would. Putin looked a bit shorter to Trump, but I think builds might play a factor.

I give him near 5'7 at least and probably spot on 5ft7
Editor Rob
I still would say Trump looks 184cm, Kim arguably is similar in stature to 'Big G', they may well be height twins.
John Braga said on 11/Jun/18
Looks 5'6 max with Trump now
6ftMedium said on 4/Jun/18
He looks 5'7 at least.I don't know about Moon.
DanTheGuy said on 3/Jun/18
Didn't anyone see the pictures and videos of Kim and Moon recently? Moon looked around an inch or so taller and he is 5'6". Similar footwear too. KJU is 5'5"
Tunman said on 11/May/18
Rob,they're about to meet soon.
How tall would you say Mike Pompeo is?I thought about a good 5'11 and around 240Lbs
Editor Rob
I am so unfamiliar with Pompeo.
MrFish said on 9/May/18
Rob, please check out this article. You might have been wrong about the shoe heels.

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MrFish said on 30/Apr/18
Rob, if you look at proper photos of Moon Jae In (who you said looks 5ft 6-7) with Kim Jong Un, the most Kim could be is 5ft 6in. I would advise a downgrade, what do you think?
Editor Rob
I think Moon has a thicker heel than Kim.
heightaddict said on 27/Apr/18
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In this picture he appears taller than moon jae in (look at his terrible slouch) who is widely believed to be 5'6 ish so kim jong un is a comfortable 5'7
TheChemSpark said on 27/Apr/18
He met with the President of South Korea who is listed at 168cm. Kim looked about 1-2cm shorter than Moon Jae-In. Time for a downgrade?
Editor Rob
I'd be surprised if both of their shoes were normal.
Tunman said on 1/Apr/18
Rob I heard he ordered to dig ditches so that he won't tower over everybody.In fact he's around 7'5-6 around a head taller than Rodman.
Seriously though,5'7 flat is very possible and still 1-2"taller than average north korean youngster.Surprisingly honest,way more honest than Trump and his 6'3 claim.
Editor Rob
Jong is the only man I know who walks with a permanent slouch and has all videos of himself digitally altered so that he appears 10% shorter on screen than he is in real life...This way, his enemies are surprised, shocked and bewildered when they see him...some have even spontaneously combusted!

My tip to Trump - never meet'll regret it!
MrFish said on 28/Mar/18
Rob, check out this photo of Kim with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Xi Jinping is around 5ft 10-10.5, and Kim looks a good 3-4 inches shorter. I can't see Kim over 5ft 7in. Maybe 169-170?

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Editor Rob
He looks a good 3.5 inches smaller, interestingly his hairstyle is pretty flat in the crown, I always used to think it seemed thicker.
Emil said on 25/Feb/18
Gnaw said on 23/Oct/17
Best dictator ever. My boy definitely 5'7. Never 5'6 everyone always underestimate smh

this comment killed me lmao
Joey said on 26/Jan/18
Klapperschlangensindgeil21// Lol, maybe he's tall for a north Korean but not south Korean.
Jake94 (5'9 said on 15/Jan/18
Solid 5'7", about average for South Korea, slightly above in North Korea.
Klapperschlangensindgeil21 said on 8/Jan/18
He’s really not that short and he’s tall for a Korean indeed.
Editor Rob: he employs tall koreans in his army, so that people THINK he's short...then when they meet him, they are rather taken aback.
Richard said on 25/Dec/17
Slightly over 5'7" is believable.

I don't understand why there is any controversy about North Korea having nuclear weapons. The illegal invasion of Iraq shows countries need self-defence if they do not align with the United States.
SL9 said on 13/Dec/17
"Napoleon too. Do we see a pattern for the 5 footers"

You're an idiot. Conquest was normal in that time. All the other leaders of basically every other state and country had exactly the same goals. They were just not as successful as Napoleon.

So what is your point about the pattern? That they are all SUCCESSFUL conquerors?

You are uneducated
lee said on 20/Nov/17
you forgot to credit him on the Goonies. almost got an oscar for that performance.

i also think he's 6'2... his lady gaga heels

nah but for real, he a legit 5'7
Warren said on 18/Nov/17
The rocketman is definitely under 5'7" tho
MM said on 15/Nov/17
Rob, did you know President Trump said he would NEVER call him ''short and fat'' :)

Trump is bigger than that! :)
Editor Rob: I've seen numerous examples of Trump using height as a barometer for insult.

Korea would sentence him to death for these outrageous insults of the Supreme Leader.
Ryan said on 11/Nov/17
Actually, met him at a Nuke press conference a few years back, he is more like 6' give or take
Editor Rob: give or take 5 inches or so, I think you're right!
Gnaw said on 23/Oct/17
Best dictator ever. My boy definitely 5'7. Never 5'6 everyone always underestimate smh
Editor Rob: I will pass along your 100% honest and factual statement to Kim

but on a serious note, Channel 4 were going to do a drama about Kim and their systems were then hacked as a warning. They pulled the plug on the drama.
Anonymous said on 21/Sep/17
Napoleon too. Do we see a pattern for the 5 footers
Slim said on 13/Sep/17
Bobby said on 11/Sep/17
He's even shorter than his spiritual predecessor Adolf Hitler, poor guy.
Lol, are you religious/spiritual?
Bobby said on 11/Sep/17
He's even shorter than his spiritual predecessor Adolf Hitler, poor guy.
Warren said on 4/Sep/17
old listing(170cm) was better, but I don't think that even his being 170cm, he's 168-169cm range
Belgian said on 16/Aug/17
All kidding aside, theis guy really needs to be downgraded.
5ft5-5ft6 range tops
Quoter86 said on 13/Aug/17
6 foot flat. This is indisputable.
Editor Rob: I will pass on your respectful, dignified and 100% accurate comment to the supreme leader.
Slim 182 cm said on 18/Jul/17
Just. Flat 5'7, took me 2 months to find this page!
MJKoP said on 11/Jul/17
Editor Rob: every night I pick up the phone and a high pitched crackly voice on the other line says 'Apologise immediately and swiftly change supreme leader height or we will declare war on'

Next time it happens, tell Kellyanne to go f**k herself! :D
Editor Rob: 😲 πŸ‘
Liberty183.3 said on 6/Jul/17
Yeah, 5'7" seems good.
MrFish said on 6/Jul/17
Rob, how tall does Kim Il Sung (Kim's grandfather) look? He's listed by Google at 5ft 9in. There are pictures of him with his son (Kim Jong Il) and Jimmy Carter online.
Editor Rob: could have been 5ft 5 or 6 himself in his prime.
Joe said on 5/Jul/17
Is his claimed height actually possible for him? What height do you think he is, really? You did say you don't get any visitors from North Korea nor do you plan on ever visting, so...
Editor Rob: 170 is very possible, 171 is probably the most optimistic figure.
Joe said on 22/Jun/17
Do you personally believe 5'7.25" is his height, or are you going by his height claim?
Editor Rob: I'm listing Kim at his claimed height. To do otherwise, is asking for trouble...
RisingForce said on 25/May/17
I'd expect nothing less from the divine genius born at North Korea's highest mountain while a comet and double rainbow appeared!
RisingForce said on 24/May/17
Rob, some have pointed out his shoes and accused him of wearing elevator shoes just like his father. What do you think? Click Here

Of course, that nice stylish haircut will add some height ;)
Editor Rob: Rising, the mere Thought of believing the esteemed leader wears elevator shoes, is a grave crime!

Those shoes are merely made thicker because he suffers from swollen feet, due to the 30-mile runs he does before breakfast everyday.
Yh said on 24/May/17
Carefully Rob! The supreme leader is a solid 6'4". According to recent polls conducted by the man himself, 99,9% of the North Korean people can vouch for that.
Editor Rob: every night I pick up the phone and a high pitched crackly voice on the other line says 'Apologise immediately and swiftly change supreme leader height or we will declare war on'
Sarah said on 10/May/17
5'7" range,
Average for that country
KH said on 25/Apr/17
Is he really this tall? I have my doubts.
Editor Rob: my friend, having doubts about the Supreme Leader's height is not advisable.
Hans Meiser said on 21/Apr/17
Everybody in North Korea knows that their gracious and superior leader is a strong 6 footer and that he is the best sharpshooter in the world.
Editor Rob: Kim Jong was once a tall guy, he is the only man in the world who has had leg-shortening surgery.

It took him 5 days to recover. On the 6th day he took part in a 100m sprint and came FIRST, whilst running backwards...
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 2/Apr/17
Why is he listed as 5ft9 (175cm) on Google and other sites when his "official" height is 171cm?
Editor Rob: for the same reason Denise Bidot is listed 5ft 11 on google, S.E. Cupp 5ft 11 on Google, Clive Anderson 5ft on Google, Kristen Alderson 5ft 5 etc

Copy data from other sites, without care πŸ˜„
Jordan87 said on 28/Mar/17
Josh Jeffords,

I belive north Korea has " Approved " hairstyles for men. I belive they have 30 of them. If you don't wear one of the Approved cuts, you will be executed.


I guess Kim Jong Picked the one hairstyle that would add the most height( Out of the 30 Approved) to his fat little frame. I Give him credit for that. Plus his little female high heels must add something.
John said on 23/Mar/17
Rob, what about 6'4"?
Editor Rob: John, congratulations, I have just spoken to Kim Jong and he says you can be awarded the freedom of North Korea! πŸ‘
josh jeffords said on 15/Mar/17
He looks more 5 5 damn that is the worst haircut ive seen in a bit.
Based on photos he is shorter than the swedish mistresses so 5 5 might be a stretch.
Belgian said on 20/Feb/17
171cm with lifts
165cm barefoot
Arthur said on 12/Feb/17
Rob, you should change the description to ''Dictator of North Korea''
Denis said on 9/Jan/17
Nope, shorter
MrFish said on 6/Jan/17
Rob, would you discount 173-175 cm for Kim?
Editor Rob: yes Fish, since he was being given 171cm by North Korea, I think being over it is unlikely πŸ˜†
AdamV said on 30/Dec/16
He is one thousand seven hundred and ten millimeters tall and keep in mind that as a great leader of the last democratic bastion he is carrying the entire population of Korea on his powerful shoulders.
ok said on 22/Dec/16
Got to be a solid 6-1, 6-2
Editor Rob: you sir, will be rewarded the North Korea Truth Teller's award, only given to the most honest and trustworthy of people.
rourou said on 17/Dec/16
The Great Leader the Sun of the XXIth century is solid 5'10 (178cm)
persk said on 2/Dec/16
Solid 168cm
Peter175 said on 29/Nov/16
Nope @James, Bieber is 5ft7.5-8, Kim is just a bit above 5ft7. They'd be close IRL but I guarantee Bieber would edge him

Also according to this site beiber is taller by 1/4 inch
James said on 25/Nov/16
Nope, Kim Jong Un is the same as Bieber @Peter175.
Peter175 said on 25/Nov/16
Nope, Justin Bieber is taller than him @qbert.
Jack said on 25/Nov/16
Now try and meet him.
Editor Rob: no problem Jack, just bagged a bargain Black Friday meet and greet with Kim Jong :)
qbert said on 24/Nov/16
now the same as bieber, congrats justin!
Leonardo 1.73m said on 24/Nov/16
Wtf? Are you Big G?. I only say Cristiano Ronaldo is 6'1 but you are the Cristiano lover.
DEREKK said on 24/Nov/16
has a big double chin and short
Editor Rob: be careful, Kim could be reading this page!!
James said on 24/Nov/16
@Leonardo 1.73m Why do you want to downgrade everybody?
Leonardo 1.73m said on 24/Nov/16
Rob, if he was listed 171cm, so 5'7 should be a better guess. Putin was really 5'6.25
Editor Rob: technically the 7.25 is probably a better mark, the official 171 is actually believable..
Phil said on 23/Nov/16
he is a 5 foot 7 giant in north korea.
Jason said on 22/Nov/16
he got like 3 inches on bieber
Johnny said on 21/Nov/16
@Rob how tall does he look next to Dennis Rodman? Click Here
Editor Rob: Johnny, Kim can look about 5ft 7, but remember he is quite modest.

he walks shorter and cuts out the inside of his shoes to trick his enemies into thinking he's short...then he borrows his Father's elevator boots and the enemies drop dead of shock.
James said on 20/Nov/16
Still stronger than Bieber.
sabot said on 20/Nov/16
Weirdest dictator I've ever seen.
fact? said on 20/Nov/16
still taller than bieber
The Exorcist said on 18/Nov/16
Weirdest hairdo I've ever seen.
Bobby said on 18/Nov/16
I'd say he looks 5'6 but his rotund frame makes him appear shorter, having a slender physique will make you feel and look taller for sure.
Leonardo 1.73m said on 18/Nov/16
5'6.75-5'7 at night
5'7.5-5'7.75 out of bed
Kunoichi said on 17/Nov/16
Acording to South Korean National Intelligence Service,Kim Jong-eun's height is about 171 cm.

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Shredder said on 16/Nov/16
More like 230 lbs ,
hijopotamus said on 16/Nov/16
Met him. Mean fat short guy. I hope he doesnt read this...
God said on 16/Nov/16
Would have thought 5'5" or 5'6". This guy has hair that could give Donald Trump a run for its money in terms of absurdity.
Powerhouse said on 16/Nov/16
I was under the impression he was 5'4. How tall was his father and grandfather? I'd like to see listings for them as well as Fidel Castro, Mao, former Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu, and Benito Mussolini.
Editor Rob: the former Supreme Leader could pull off looking 5ft 4 range at times...but of course it was rumoured he wore lifts.

Certainly I think Kim Jong Un looked taller beside his father than someone like Putin could look.
Peter175 said on 16/Nov/16
Very small build for such a fat guy. His frame is very narrow, but yeah I think he is at least five seven. Taller then average for his country for sure

Any estimates on his weight? I would think maybe 200 range
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Nov/16
He has a Magnum P.I. tach growing out of his head!

5ft7 range is fair
Leonardo 1.73m said on 16/Nov/16
Please Rob, can you add to Osama Bin Laden?
He is listed 6'4-6'6 for the FBI
The Horse of FUNK said on 16/Nov/16
The thing is, Rob.... they're ALL short as hell. Seriously. I think North Korea is one of the shortest countries on average in the world. So believe it or not, even a 5'6" guy can look above average in North Korea. I guarantee if Tom Cruise met with Kim, he'd have him by 1-2 inches, and I don't think Cruise is the 172cm he's listed here.
MrFish said on 15/Nov/16
A good listing, Rob. What specifically hints to you that he's under the 5ft 9in he's claimed at?
Editor Rob: MrFish, I think considering the North Korean average, that he looks nearer 5ft 7 than 9 compared to those around him.
TJE said on 15/Nov/16
This is way too high. He's like a foot shorter than Dennis Rodman.
The Horse of FUNK said on 15/Nov/16
5'7.5" my .... I swear I've seen 5'6" listings for him everywhere, and even that looks suspect!
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 15/Nov/16
Rob, it's pretty bold of you to list him at anything under 6'4"!
Editor Rob: it's ok, I get 0 visitors from North Korea and don't plan on ever visiting.
Aza said on 15/Nov/16
Looks a bit like 'piggsy' from Monkey. He looks less than listed imo.
Shredder said on 15/Nov/16
His head is 5'7.5.
S.J.H said on 15/Nov/16
He can only be 5'7.5 with brush up hair barefoot. South korea and taiwan media even point out he is somewhere 5'5 to 5'6 tall

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