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Pianos, cars and a 1,000 person private theatre: How North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-un blew £386MILLION in just a year while his people starved
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s explosive spending on luxury items including pianos, cars and a 1,000-person private theatre have been documented in the United Nations Commission of Inquiry into Pyongyang’s human rights record.
Infamous for his extravagant taste and lavish lifestyle, Mr Kim took control of the North Korean regime from his father Kim Jong-il in 2012.
For that year, the commission’s 374-page report found spending on luxurious goods reached $716 million (£386 million)– doubling his late father’s spending of up to $333 million (£179 million) a year.
Released on Monday after a year-long investigation into the country, the report found luxury imports into North Korea included dozens of high-end Mercedes-Benz cars, dozens of pianos and a 1,000-person private theatre.
The Telegraph reported the theatre will be used by Mr Kim’s friends and to buy the loyalty of key regime members in an attempt to secure his power base.