These youngest Presidents and Leaders came into power as the young and for now the supreme leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, remains the youngest president all over the world. Atifete Jahjaga is the only female youngest President on this list. Their reign shows that our younger generation can also be more efficient in leadership. Take an inside look at their profile.
#6. Joseph Kabila
Born: June 4, 1971
Office: President of Democratic Republic of Congo
Year Elected: January 2001
Joseph Kabila Kabange has earned a position as the only youngest President in Africa. He is a Congolese politician who has been President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo since January 2001. He took office at the age 29 — ten days after the assassination of his father, President Laurent-Désiré Kabila. Kabange will turn 45 next month June 4, 2016.
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#5. Andrzej Duda
Born: May 16, 1972
Office: President of Poland
Year Elected: August 6, 2015
Andrzej Sebastian Duda has official entered the list as one of the youngest president in the world. He is a Polish lawyer and politician, and, since 2015, sixth President of Poland. Before the 2015 elections, he was a Member of the European Parliament.
#4. Atifete Jahjaga
Born: April 20, 1975, Gjakova, Kosovo
Office: President of Kosovo
Year Elected: April 7, 2011 – 2016
Atifete Jahjaga is a Kosovar (now Ex-President) politician who served as the fourth President of Kosovo. She was the first female President of the Republic of Kosovo, the first non-partisan candidate, and the youngest female head of state.
#3. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
Born: February 21, 1980, Thimphu, Bhutan
Country: Kingdom of Bhutan
Office: Druk Gyapol (King of Bhutan)
Date of Coronation: December 9, 2006
Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is the fifth and current reigning Druk Gyalpo or “Dragon King” of the Kingdom of Bhutan, after his father Jigme Singye Wangchuck abdicated the throne in his favour. He became King at the age of 25 – adding him to the list of one of the world’s youngest presidents (leaders) of a small nation
#2. Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
Born: June 3, 1980, Doha, Qatar
Office: Emir of Qatar
Coronation Date: June 25, 2013
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is the second in the list of world’s youngest president. He is the eighth and current Ameer of the State of Qatar, the fourth son of the previous Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Tamim became Emir of Qatar on 25 June 2013 after his father’s abdication.
# 1. Kim Jong Un
Born: January 8, 1983, Poyoungyang, North Korea
Country: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Office: Supreme Leader of North Korea
Declaration Date: December 17, 2011
Kim Jong-un is currently the only youngest President in the world. He is the Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea). Kim inherited leadership from his father, Kim Jong-il and grandfather, Kim Il-sung.