• Clinton Foundation,  U.S.,  World Bank

    Will The Real Jim Yong Kim Please Stand

    It is purported that World Bank President Jim Yong Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea, immigrated with his family to the U.S. at age five, grew up in the small town of Muscatine, Iowa, graduated Brown University and Harvard Medical School, and was soon on his way through a journey of a lifetime. He made the most incredible connections along the way, was ranked by Forbes as the 45th most powerful person in the world, and was named TIME Magazine’s “100 most influential people in the world.” It’s an inspirational story, until one begins to sift through the grandeur, to find mirrors of illusion that were well put in place. Was Kim really born in South Korea, and what about his sister and brother who are seldom mentioned? What connections catapulted his career moves, and why were his positions vital roles to achieving forward momentum with the 2030 agenda,…