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Yeonmi Park: How She Escape From North Korea?| Bio-Age, Husband, Net Worth, & Son

Yeonmi Park: How She Escape From North Korea?| Bio-Age, Husband, Net Worth, & Son

Yeonmi Park is an Author, Human rights activist and North Korean defector who rose to global prominence after her powerful speech at the One Young World 2014 Summit. In the commanding speech of freedom Park express her escape from North Korea. Her One Young World reached 50 million views just in two days. Park’s book, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom was published in September 2015.

26 years old, Yeonmi Park is an advocate for victims of human trafficking. Many of her fans and admirer want to know about her personal life as well as a Biography. Moreover, Is she married? If she is in a conjugal bond then who is her husband? Park has gained more than 33.8k on her Instagram.

Let’s dive into the topic of exploring Parks’ Net Worth, Career, Biography, Age, Escape Speech, Husband, & Son in the following sections. Stay Tuned and read the article to the end.

Who is Yeonmi Park?

Yeonmi Park was born on 4 October 1993, Hyesan, Ryanggang Province, North Korea. Park had a rough childhood. She grew up in the harsh political condition of the hermit kingdom North Korea with her family.

Moreover, Park spent her early life with her Siblings,  sisters Eunmi (Older)and Hyesan. Due to privacy, she has not exposed her father and mother detail to the public. In addition, Park went to Dongguk University where she graduated with the Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights.

Yeonmi Park is currently in New York City, United States and she is pursuing B.A in Economics as of 2020. Also, she attended Barnard College and Columbia University School of General Studies.

How Yeonmi Park Escape From North Korea?

Yeonmi Park’s father worked for the Workers’ Party as a civil servant. Similarly, Park’s mother was a nurse for the North Korean Army. Furthermore, she belongs to a wealthy family as per North Korean standers. Her father was subjected to hard Labor after illegal trading.

Matter of fact, Park’s mentality changed after she watched illegally imported Movie Titanic. With a sense of freedom her father, elder sister moved to China. Besides, Brokers of North Korea smuggle them to China.

Escape from North Korea, BBC
Escape from North Korea, BBC

On the 30th of March, 2007, Yeonmi and her mother crossed the frozen river and three mountains of North Korea to reach China. They unsuccessfully tried to trace Park’s sister, Eunmi, complaining about her whereabouts to the traffickers.

Yeonmi and her mother presumed the death of Eunmi. In January 2008, the family of Yeonmi was living in secret, her father died due to colon cancer at forty-five years old. This harrowing journey was held back in 2009. After reaching china Yeonmi became a full-Time activist for human rights.

Yeonmi Park Was Threatened By Traffickers To Have a Sex

During the escape from North Korea, Traffickers help them to reach the destined place. However, one of the traffickers threatened Park’s family to report to the North Korean authorities.

Moreover, at the time, one trafficker approach to the Yeonmi threating to have sex. However, she was just a little girl, instead, her mother intervened for her safety by turning into the hands of the Trafficker.

They just got the chance to escape to Mongolia after two years of torment and eventually made it safely to South Korea in 2009. This granted South Korean citizenship to Yeonmi and her mother as North Korean refugees.

Who is Yeonmi Park Husband?

Human Rights Activist is married to her long time boyfriend turned husband, Ezekiel on 1 January 2017. After the long awaiting of a horrifying Journey from China to America, she found her true love and happiness from unseen light. The Duo shares warmest compassion and care. Their Wedding ceremony was publicly held in front of families and friends.

Yeonmi Park with her husband Ezekiel, weddingEnding the cold journey, she enjoyed a lavish wedding with her husband Ezekiel. The couple exchanged the vows with kisses and dances. The wedding day was full of memorable moments and even more beautiful with wedding dresses.

From the conjugal relationship with her husband Ezekiel, the couple welcomed their first child James on 18th March 2018. The love birds are currently living in New York City with their blessed son James.

Age, Birthday, & Zodiac Sign

Born in the year of 1993, she is currently running in her late twenties. Matter of fact, her age is 26. As per her birthdate, she celebrates her birthday on the 4th of October. According to natal, her star sign, (‘zodiac sign’) is Libra. The person who is born with Libra’s birth sign is self-less nature, honest, majestic, leading and Intelligent.

Yeonmi Park: Making a Change in the World as a Social Activist

Yeonmi Park is a full-time North Korean Human Rights Activist and author of the Book “In Order To Live”. She has gained popularity after her story. Moreover, Park has appeared on the top social platform like Ted Talk where she delivered her speech. As of now, Yeonmi is the Ted Speaker as well as the ambassador of One Young World.

What Yeonmi Park learned about freedom after escaping North Korea?|TED


She came to the spotlight and rose to a new height after delivering the sad story at the One Young World Summit in Dublin, Ireland. Also On the Ted Talks event, she addresses the detailed story of her escape from North Korea.

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Meanwhile, she is also an actress and has appeared in the They Watched (2015), the movie is about the North Regime Crumbles and portrays a future of North Korea.

Yeonmi Park’s Net Worth: $400,000

When Yeonmi Park was in North Korean she belongs to a wealthy family. Well, as of now, she is enjoying an extravagant life with her husband Ezekiel and son James in New York City. Moreover, her current net worth is estimated to be approximately $400,000 in 2020.


Meanwhile, she is a social activist as well as an actor. Working in the Hollywood industry, she has amassed such huge net worth. She has also featured in the They Watched Movie. Meanwhile, the average salary of American actress falls in between $45,000$55,000 per year.

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Park owns a luxurious car and house in New York. However, the detail information about her assets is still under review.  Additionally, she earns from endorsement deals and sponsorship too. Being a social activist, Park often visits new places to deliver her speech.

Yeonmi Park Facts

When was Yeonmi Park born?

Born on 4 October 1993 in Hyesan, Ryanggang Province, North Korea

What are Yeonmi Park’s ethnicity and nationality?

Her ethnicity is Asian and nationality is American.

Who is Yeonmi Park’s husband?

Her spouse is Ezekiel

Who is Yeonmi Park’s Son?

Her son name is James

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