Barack Obama Biography (Politician)

Barack Obama Biography, Career, Facts, Family, Wife, Net Worth
Personal Information About Barack Obama
Name:- Barack Hussein Obama
Nick Name:- Bama Barry, Rock The One, No Drama Obama, Mr. President
D.O.B:- 4 August 1961
National Side:- American
Place of Birth:- Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Sun Sign:- Leo
Religion:- Christianity
Height:- 6’1”
Marital Status:- Married
Profession:- Political Party – Democratic
Famous As:- 44th U.S. President
Barack Obama Family Info
Father Name:- Barack Obama, Sr.
Mother Name:- Ann Dunham
Brother Name:- Malik Abongo Obama, Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo, George Obama, David Ndesandjo
Sister Name:- Auma Obama, Maya Soetoro-Ng
Children:- Malia Obama, Sasha Obama
Barack Obama Wife:- Michelle Obama
Barack Obama’s Net Worth:- $12.2 Million As Of Jan 17, 2017
Barack Obama Early life Childhood and Education

Barack Obama was born on 4th August 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama was the 44 president of the United States. He was a community organizer, civil rights lawyer, and teacher before entering politics. His mother’s name is Ann Dunham and she was a white American her mostly ancestry belonged to English and his father Barack Obama Sr. was a black Kenyan. Obama’s parents separated when he was just an infant. Barack Obama’s mother was still a student when she gave birth to him Obama lived with his maternal grandparents for a few years and his mother completed her education.

While living with his grandparents, Barack Obama enrolled in the esteemed Punahou Academy. Obama excelled in basketball and he completed his graduation with academic honors from high school in 1979. After graduation, Obama moved to Los Angeles to attend Occidental College. Obama transferred to Columbia College in 1981 in New York City, where Obama majored in political science with a specialty in I.R –International Relations. In 1983 he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.

Barack Obama worked as a community organizer from June 1985 to May 1988 for low-income residents in the Roseland and the Altgeld Gardens communities. In 1988, Obama entered Harvard Law School and graduated with a J.D. Magna cum in 1991. Barack Obama during his student era served as the president of Harvard Law Review and Obama’s election as the 1 st black president of the Harvard Law Review gave him national media attention.

Barack Obama’s Personal Life and Legacy

In 1989, Barack Obama met Michelle Robinson, while employed as a summer associate at the Chicago law firm of Sidley Austin. Both of them started dating and eventually married on 3 rd October 1992. They have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

Barack Obama’s Career

Barack took up a part-time teaching position in 1992 at the University Of Chicago Law School as a lecturer, eventually, in 1996 he became a Senior Lecturer. To practice as a Civil rights lawyer Obama joined the firm of Miner, Barnhill, and Galland. From 1993 to 1996 Obama served as an associate for three years then as counsel from 1996 to 2004. Barack Obama ventured into politics and he successfully ran as a Democrat for the seat in the Illinois State Senate in the year of 1996. Obama sponsored a law that raised tax credits for low-income employers, negotiated welfare reform, and encouraged increased subsidies for childcare. Barack Obama was reelected in the year of 1998 and then again in the year 2002. In 2004 Obama decided to run for the U.S. Senate and won in an unexpected landslide in the primary election in the month of March. At the Democratic National Convention Barack Obama delivered the keynote address and he became very popular. On 3 rd January 2005, he was sworn in as a senator.

Like the senator, Obama cosponsored Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act and he launched the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006. Obama also sponsored the Iran Sanctions Enabling Act and an Amendment to the Defense Authorization Act to put in safeguards for the personality disorder military discharges. Barack Obama is an ambitious man and a successful political figure in the United States, he decided to run for the U.S presidency, and announce he announced his candidacy for president of the U.S. Barack Obama was chosen as the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in 2007. In the presidential election of the United States, on 4th November 2008, Obama defeated Republic presidential nominee John McCain. Barack received 365 electoral votes as compared to McCain’s electoral Votes, McCain received 173 votes. Delaware Senator Joe Biden, his running mate became vice president.

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On 20th January 2009, Obama was sworn in as the president, he assumed the position at the time when the economy of America was in chaos, in the midst of a severe global recession. Barack Obama set to work instantly in a forward way and began implementing financial reforms to bring down the national debt and he also focuses on the education and health care system in the United States. Obama’s topmost priority was to stabilize and maintain the American economy which had taken a beating during the period of the global recession. With the intention to help the economy recover from the recession, Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

In Obama’s 2011 State of the Union Address, he stressed the value of innovation economics to develop the United States more competitive globally. The same year, Obama signed the Budget Control Act in order to control government spending and stop the government from defaulting on its financial obligations. Obama handled many military and security problems during his presidency period. During Obama’s first time period as the president, he supported strongly same-sex marriages and also fought for a woman’s right to make her health decisions. For the millions of students, he made college education more affordable to spread education in a broad way. Barack Obama’s these moves, along with the important role he did in helping the American economy recover from the recession and also in controlling terrorism made Obama an extremely respected the very popular president in the United States.

In the 2012 presidential election, Obama faced Republican opponent Mitt Romney. He won the election and was sworn in for a second time period on 20th January 2013. During Obama’s second period, he called for full equality for LGBT Americans and sought to normalize United States relations with Cuba.

Barack Obama’s Major Works

In 2009, Obama signed the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to promote American economic growth in the midst of the global recession.

As a result within months, there was a surge in the number of jobs being shaped or created and unemployment claims started to subside. Within the year, a total of almost 3.7 million new private-sector jobs were created.

In 2009, during his first term Obama acted to double renewable power generation, he issued orders to all federal agencies to reduce their environmental impacts by 2020. A 30% reduction in fleet gasoline utilizes, and a 26% boost in water efficiency are a few of the goals envisioned to get lower environmental impacts over the next few years.

Barack Obama’s major focus as the president was on revitalizing the American economy after the global recession and he signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in the year of 2010, in order to re-regulate the financial sector after its decline during the recession time. Barack Obama authorized the operation, and raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad in May 2011 in Pakistan. The operation resulted in the death of Osama Bin Laden.

Barack Obama is also very popular and well known for his stance on same-sex marriages and LGBT rights. On 21 January 2013, he called for full equality for gays during Obama’s second inaugural address, this was the first time any president mentioned gay rights or the word gay in his inaugural address. Obama supported same-sex couples adopting children.

Barack Obama Awards and Achievements

Barack Obama is the recipient of two Best Spoken word Album Grammy Awards. Obama won the awards for the abridged audiobook versions of ‘Dreams from My Father -2006 and ‘The Audacity of Hope-2008.

Barack Obama won the Noble Prize Award in 2009 “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.

Another Obama achievements are that ‘Time Magazine named Barack Obama its person of the Year twice, first in 2008 and second in 2012.

Top 10 Facts about Barack Obama
Barack Obama was just a young boy when his mother found his potential and told a friend that she believed Barack could be president of the U.S when he grew up.
Barack Obama used to write poetry in love when he was a young man.
The meaning of Barack is “one who is blessed” in Swahili.
Obama’s basketball-playing skills gave him the nickname “O” Bomber” in his  High school.
Obama as a young boy growing up in the State of Indonesia had a pet ape named Tata.
He admits that he took drugs including marijuana and cocaine when he was a teenager.
Obama tried a few very peculiar dishes like snake meat, dog meat, and roasted grasshopper when he was living in Indonesia.
He loves comics, and he has read every Harry Potter book and also likes to collect Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics.
Obama’s childhood nickname was “Barry” and this nickname was only during his university era, that he came to be addressed by his full name.
Obama owns four identical pairs of black size 1 shoes.


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