Kim Jong-un is the absolute leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. He assumed office following his father's death in 2011. Kim Jong-un is the world's youngest state leader. He is the First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, Chairman of the National Defence Commission and Central Military Commission, Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army and the governing member of the Politburo of the Workers' Party of Korea. Kim was ranked the 46th most powerful person in “The World's Most Powerful People” list by Forbes in 2013. He is the third most powerful person in Korea.