Barack Obama Biography: Net Worth, Age, Wife, Children, Mother, Parents, Books, Family, Sister, Education, Book, Twitter, Speech, Siblings, Wikipedia

Barack Obama Biography: Net Worth, Age, Wife, Children, Mother, Parents, Books, Family, Sister, Education, Book, Twitter, Speech, Siblings, Wikipedia

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Biography

Barack Hussein Obama II (born 4 August 1961), professionally addressed as Barack Obama, is a celebrated American politician. He served as the United States’ 44th president from 2009 to 2017. He happened to be the first black American president of the USA.

Barack Obama left the University of Columbia. He worked as a community organizer in Chicago. Later on, in 1988, he went to Law School and served as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review.

Coming back to politics, he served from 1997 to 2004 in the Illinois Senate when he ran for the post of senator.

With Barack Obama‘s March Senate primary victory, his well-received July Democratic National Convention keynote address, and his overwhelming November election to the Senate, Barack Obama gained national notoriety in 2004.

Barack Obama
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Wiki Facts & About Data
Real Name: Barack Hussein Obama II
Stage Name: Barack Obama
Born: 4 August 1961 (age 61 years old)
Place of Birth: Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Nationality: American, Kenyan
Height: 1.87 m
Parents: Barack Obama Sr., Stanley Ann Dunham
Siblings: Auma Obama, Maya Soetoro-Ng, George Obama, Malik Obama, Bernard Obama, Abo Obama, David Ndesandjo, Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo
Wife • Spouse: Michelle Obama (m. 1992)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Malia Ann Obama, Sasha Obama
Occupation: Politician
Net Worth: US$48 million

Early Life & Education

Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, HI, Hawaii on August 4th, 1961.

He is the first and only President of the United States to be born outside of the contiguous 48 states. 

Stanley Ann Dunham, his mother, was of English, German, Swiss, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. In 1960, she met Barack Obama Sr. in a Russian language class at the University of Hawaii Manio, where he was a scholarship student. 

Barack Obama Sr., a Kenyan, was already married at the time. In 1961, Barack Obama Sr. and Stanley Ann Dunham married. Six months later, Barack Obama was born. 

After his divorce from Stanley Ann Dunham in 1964,  Barack Obama Sr. came back to Kenya and married again. After returning to the United States, Barack Obama Sr. only paid a visit to Barack Obama. However, Barack Obama‘s father died in a tragedic car accident.

At the time, Barack Obama was 21 years old. Stanley Ann Dunham married Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian, in March 1965. Lolo Soetoro returned to Indonesia when his visa extension application was denied. In 1967, Stanley Ann Dunham and Barack Obama joined him there. 

Barack Obama was born in Indonesia and lived there until 1971, when he returned to Honolulu to live with his mother’s parents. He graduated from high school here in 1979. Lolo and Ann were married until 1980. Unfortunately, she passed away in 1995 after a long battle with cancer. 

Barack Obama has several half-brothers and sisters from both his mother and father. Barack Obama‘s siblings are Auma Obama, Maya Soetoro-Ng, George Obama, Malik Obama, Bernard Obama, Abo Obama, David Ndesandjo, and Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo. He moved to Los Angeles after graduating from high school in 1979 to attend Occidental College, where he received a full scholarship.

He transferred to Columbia University in 1981 and received a bachelor’s degree in political science with a concentration in international relations. In 1983, he received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia University. He worked for Business International Corporation as a financial researcher for a year, then for numerous New York non-profits as a project organizer. 

Barack Obama moved to Chicago in 1985 after being appointed as a director for the Developing Communities Project, a non-profit organization. From 1985 through 1988, he worked there. He spent two months traveling throughout the world in 1988, including five weeks in Kenya visiting relatives.

In the fall of 1987, Barack Obama attended Harvard Law School, where he became the president of Harvard Law Review.

He returned to Chicago to continue working as a community organizer over the summers. Barack Obama worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago after graduation. 

Career

In February 2007, Barack Obama started his Presidency campaign in front of the Old State Capitol building in Illinois. The location chosen for the announcement was noteworthy because it was also the site of Abraham Lincoln‘s landmark “House Divided” address in 1858. 

In a campaign that projected themes of optimism and change, Barack Obama stressed subjects such as ending the Iraq War quickly, improving energy independence, and revamping the healthcare system.

The Democratic Party’s presidential primaries attracted a large number of contenders. After early contests, the field narrowed to a two-horse race between Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton. The race remained close throughout the primary, but Barack Obama gained a steady lead.

Hillary Clinton abandoned her candidacy on June 7, 2008, and backed Barack Obama

Barack Obama announced his choice of Delaware Senator Joe Biden as his vice presidential running mate on August 23, 2008. Barack Obama chose Joe Biden from a field that included former Indiana Governor and Senator Evan Bayh and Virginia Governor Tim Kaine.

Hillary Clinton called on her followers to back Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, and both she and Bill Clinton gave convention speeches in his support. Barack Obama gave his acceptance speech in front of an estimated 84,500 people at Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium; the address was viewed by over three million people worldwide.

Barack Obama‘s campaign broke multiple fundraising records throughout both the primary and general elections, notably in the number of small donations. On June 19, 2008, he became the first major-party presidential contender since the system’s inception in 1976 to decline public financing in the general election.

John McCain was nominated for the Republican presidential nomination, and Sarah Palin was chosen as his running mate. In September and October 2008, Barack Obama and John McCain faced three presidential debates. 

On November 4, Barack Obama was elected president with 365 electoral votes to John McCain‘s 173. He received 52.9 percent of the vote, while John McCain received 45.7 percent. He was the first black president of the United States.

In Chicago’s Grant Park, Barack Obama gave his victory address in front of hundreds of thousands of fans. He is one of three US senators who have gone straight from the Senate to the White House, Warren G. Warren G. Harding and John F. Kennedy.

Barack Obama entered the Presidents office as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009. In his first few days in office, he issued executive directives and presidential memoranda ordering the US military to begin plans to evacuate troops from Iraq. 

He ordered the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay to be closed, but Congress obstructed him by refusing to authorize the necessary funds and refusing to relocate any detainees. Barack Obama eased the constraints on the privacy of presidential records.

Barack Obama also repealed President George W. Bush‘s reinstatement of President Ronald Reagan‘s Mexico City policy, which barred federal funding for international family planning groups that perform or provide abortion counseling.

Personal Life

Barack Obama worked at Sidley Austin, a Chicago law firm, in the summer of 1989. Michelle Obama, an associate, was appointed to be his advisor for three months, beginning in June. 

They began dating soon after and were engaged in 1991. On October 3, 1992, they tied the knot. 

Their marriage is blessed with two kids. Malia Ann Obama, born in 1998, and Sasha Obama, born in 2001, are their two daughters.

Net Worth

Barack Obama‘s net worth and salary: Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States and a former Senator from Illinois. He is the first African-American president of the United States, having served in the Illinois Senate for one term. 

Barack Obama‘s net worth is US$48 million as of this writing. For the majority of their adult life, the Obamas were not wealthy. As Barack Obama entered the political spotlight in 2005, they initially became millionaires thanks to book revenues.

Social Media

  • Twitter: @BarackObama
  • Instagram: @barackobama
  • Facebook: @barackobama



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