Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is Druk Gyalpo or "Dragon King" of the Kingdom of Bhutan. He is the son of Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who abdicated the throne in his favor in 2006. As the king, he began overseeing the democratization of Bhutan and has implemented several reforms to improve the standard of living in his country.
Jetsun Pema, the Bhutanese “Dragon Queen” and the wife of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, is the world’s youngest queen consort. A descendant of a Bhutanese noble family, Pema was educated in India and London, and excelled in basketball. A national style icon, she is often compared to Princess Diana.
The Dragon King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck had a major role in modernizing his tiny Himalayan country. In his 20-year reign, he built countless roads, schools, and hospitals. He also secured financial aid from India and other Asian countries. An avid reader, he also loved hunting and gardening.
Ugyen Wangchuck reigned as the first king of Bhutan from 1907 until his death in 1926. He is remembered for his efforts to unite Bhutan and gain the trust of his subjects. Wangchuck is credited with founding the Buddhist monarchy in 1907. A spiritual person who had close relationships with spiritual masters, Wangchuck oversaw the construction of the Kurjey temple.
The Ronaldo of Bhutan, Chencho Gyeltshen has made a name for himself as Bhutan’s all-time top goal-scorer in football, with nine international goals. Apart from participating in the Bhutan National League, he has also captained Druk United in the Thimphu League and been part of the Indian I-League.
Jigme Thinley is a Bhutanese politician who served as the country's prime minister from 2008 to 2013. The recipient of several prestigious honors, such as the Druk Thuksey medal, Coronation medal, and Druk Wangyal medal, Jigme Thinley has been an important politician for Bhutan over the years.
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Former prime minister of Bhutan, Tshering Tobgay co-founded the People's Democratic Party. He has also been the opposition leader of Bhutan for 5 years. Educated in Kalimpong in India, Tobgay also boasts of a master’s degree from Harvard University. A TED speaker, he advocates for Gross National Happiness.