Kim Jong Un's Luxurious 'Seven-Star' Lifestyle Of Yachts, Booze And Food

10/17/2013 09:59 am ET | Updated Dec 17, 2013
  • Mark Blunden Evening Standard, London

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un enjoys a “seven-star” lifestyle of yachts, parties and extravagant food, his friend Dennis Rodman has revealed.

The former basketball star, 52, last month made his second visit to the secretive communist nation.

While millions of North Koreans starve, Rodman said their leader, 31, enjoys cocktails “all the time”.

He spent most of his seven-day stay drinking, partying and smoking cigars on Kim’s private island.

Rodman described Kim’s 200ft yacht as a “cross between a ferry and a Disney boat”.

He told The Sun: “It’s like going to Hawaii or Ibiza, but he’s the only one that lives there.

“He likes people to be happy around him.

“He’s got 50 to 60 around him all the time — just normal people, drinking cocktails and laughing the whole time.

“If you drink a bottle of tequila it’s the best tequila. Everything you want, he has the best.”

Rodman visited with Harlem Globetrotters players for a documentary.

Data submitted to the South Korean parliament shows Kim’s regime spent £405 million on luxuries last year, including saunas, electronics, handbags and musical instruments.

He spent £20 million just on alcohol.

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