Last updated on February 23rd, 2019 at 08:59 am
Facts About Barack Obama
|Celebrated Name||Barack Obama|
|Age||61 Years Old|
|Birth Name||Barack Hussein Obama|
|Birth Nation||United States|
|Place Of Birth||Honolulu, Hawaii|
|Father||Barack Obama Sr.|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Net Worth||$40 Million|
One of the American attorney and politician is Barack Hussein Obama who is famous as Barack Obama. He served as the 44th President of the United States from 20 January 2009 to 20 January 2017. He was the first African American to serve as president.
Obama’s Early Life
Barack Obama’s full name is Barack Obama. He was born on 4 August 1961 at Kapiolani Medical Centre for Women and Children in Honolulu, Hawaii. His parent's names are Ann Dunham and Barack Obama Sr. He was born to a white mother and a black father. He attended local Indonesian-language school named as St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School for two years and Besuki Public School for one and a half year from six to ten. He attended Punahou School which is a private college preparatory school. He graduated from the University of Hawaii in anthropology. He also attended Occidental College in 1979. He made his first public speech. He also transferred as junior to Columbia University in New York City. He graduated BA in 1983. He worked for about a year at Business International Corporation as a financial researcher and writer. He also worked as project coordinator for New York Public Interest Research Group on City College New York campus for three months in 1985.
Obama’s Body Features
Obama’s height is 1.85 m and weight is 79 kg. His eye is of dark brown color and hair color is black. He has a balanced and healthy body.
- Obama was hired as director of the Developing Communities Project in Roseland, West Pullman, and Riverdale on Chicago’s South Side. In Altgeld Gardens he set up a training program. He also worked as Gamaliel Foundation. He traveled to Europe for the first time. In 1988 he entered Harvard Law. He was selected as n editor of Harvard Law Review and also as President on the second year. He was also the research assistant to constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe. He worked as an associate at law firms of Sidley Austin and Hopkins & Sutter. His election as first black president of Harvard Law Review gained media attention.
- At the University of Chicago Law School, he accepted a two-year position as Visiting Law a Government Fellow. He also taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School. He also directed Illinois’s Project Vote. He was the associate in Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland attorney law firm. He was also listed as one of the lawyers in Buycks Roberson v. Citibank Fed. Sav. Bank. He served as the boards of directors of Woods Fund of Chicago and at Chicago Annenberg Challenge, he served as boards of director, a founding president and chairman of the board of directors.
- In 1996, he was elected to Illinois Senate. At bipartisan Joint Committee, he worked as chairman. He was re-elected to Illinois Senate in 1988. In 2003 he became the chairman of the Illinois Senate’ Health Services Committee. He formally announced his candidacy in 2003. He spoke against the war and was addressed as first high profile Chicago anti-Iraq War. In 2004 he unexpectedly won the election. In November 2004 general election he won the 70% of the vote. In January 2005 he was the sworn as a senator who was the only Senate member of the Congressional Black Caucus. He was signed by President Bush in December 2006. In 2007 he and Senator introduced a corporate jet provision to the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act. He held the assignment on the Senate Committee for Foreign Relations, Environment, and Public works. He also became the chairman of Senate’s subcommittee on European Affairs.
- Obama announced his candidacy for President of United States on 10 February 2007. He announced his selection of Delaware Senator Joe Biden as his vice presidential running mate. He became the first major party presidential candidate to turn down public financing in general election on 19 June 2008. He won the presidency with 365 electoral votes on 4 November 2008. He became the first African American to be elected as president.
- On 4 April 2011, he announced his re-election campaign for 2012. He had secured the 2778 convention delegates needed to win Democratic Nomination on 3 April 2012. He re-elected as president on 6 November 2012. He became the first Democratic President.
- On 20 January 2009, the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President took place.
- Obama’s first bill was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. He reversed a Bush-era on March 2009. He pointed to women to serve in Supreme Court. He signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act on 30 March 2010. He announced a planning change in NASA.
- Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act on 8 October 2009. He lifted the ban on travel o Unites States by those infected with HIV on 30 October 2009. He also signed the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010. On 21 January 2013, he became the first U.S. President in office to call for full equality for gay Americans. In July 2015 the White House Office of National AIDS Policy revised its strategy.
- Obama created the White House Council on Woman and Girls on 11 March 2009.
- Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. He also proposed a new regulation on power plants factories and oil refineries in an attempt to limit greenhouse gas on 30 September 2009. He expressed reservations and stated greenhouse emissions in July 2013.
- Obama was called for Congress to pass legislation reforming health care in the United States.
- Obama made an indication that the administration would consider shifting energy policy to the manufacturing industry and its impact on the domestic economy.
- Obama signed 23 executive’s orders and outline series of sweeping proposals regarding gun control on 16 January 2013 after Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
- Obama signed Executive Order 13636 on 12 February 2013 for improving critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.
- Obama outreach to the Muslim world and made a new year video. He responded to the Iranian government. He became the first sitting U.S. President to preside over a meeting of the United Nations Security Council.
- In Iraq, during the Sinjar massacre, he ordered a campaign of U.S. airstrikes against ISIS on August 2014.
- In Afghanistan, the White House announced a plan to keep U.s, forces in Afghanistan in light of the security situation.
- Obama supported the two-state solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. He signed the bond between the United States and Israel is unbreakable in June 2011.
- In Cuba, he became the first sitting U.S. President to arrive in March 2016. He made formal diplomatic relation between Cuba and the Unites States.
- He was the first sitting U.S. president to speak in front of African Union in Addis Ababa. He was first U.S. president ever to visit Kenya.
- He became the first sitting U.S. President to visit Hiroshima, Japan.
- Obama’s Russia policy was widely seen as a failure and it was stated that the disaster would last.
Obama’s presidency ended at noon on 20 January 2017. He was ranked as the eight greatest American President. He appeared at the seminar at the University of Chicago. He traveled to England and met Prince Harry. He hosted the inaugural summit of Obama foundation in Chicago. He also went to the international trip from 28 November to 2 December 2017.
Obama’s Personal Life
When Obama was employed as a summer associate in Chicago Law he met Michelle Robinson in June 1989. They began dating and got engaged in 1991. They married on 3 October 1992. They have two daughters named as Malia Ann born in 1998 and Natasha born in 2001. They have two Portuguese Water dogs named as Bo and Sunny. they have a mutual understanding and are living happily.
The net worth is estimated to be $40 million.