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Jim Yong Kim is a Korean-American physician and anthropologist who has been the 12th President of the World Bank. He was co-founder and executive director of the NGO Partners in Health.

Background

Born in Seoul, South Korea in 1959, Jim Yong Kim moved with his family to the U.S. at the age of five and grew up in Muscatine, Iowa. His father taught dentistry at the University of Iowa, while his mother received her PhD in philosophy.

Education

In 1991, Kim received a master's degree from Harvard Medical School, and in 1993 - the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology at the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University.

Career

He is actively involved in a variety of sports, including basketball, volleyball, tennis, and golf.

Interests

  • Sport & Clubs

    basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf

  • Music & Bands

    hip-hop

Connections

wife:
Younsook Lim

pediatrician at Children's Hospital Boston

1 st son:
Thomas - United States

2nd son:
2nd son