Full Name: Kim Jong-il
Profession: Supreme Leader of North Korea
Why Famous: Ranked 31st in Forbes Magazine's List of The World's Most Powerful People.
- 2000-06-13 President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.
- 2009-08-04 Kim Jong-il meets former president Bill Clinton. He pardons and releases captured American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling who were found guilty of entering the country illegally.