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Ban Ki-Moon

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Birthday
13, 1944
Birthplace
South Korea
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
13, 1944 (age 74)
Birthplace
South Korea

About

South Korean diplomat who became the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations in 2007. He also served as the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea from 2004 to 2006.

Before Fame

He met president John F. Kennedy after winning a high school essay contest that allowed him to visit the U.S.

Trivia

He earned earned the nickname 'the bureaucrat' for his pragmatism and administrative skill.

Family Life

He has three children with wife Yoo Soon-Taek; the couple married in 1971.

Associated With

He was known for expressing the importance of global warming to President George W. Bush on numerous occasions.