|Real Name||Barack Hussein Obama|
|Birth Place||Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.|
|D.O.B||4 August 1961|
|Political Party||National Democratic Party|
|Nickname||Barry, No Drama Obama, Bam|
|Height||in centimeters- 185 cm
in meters- 1.85 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 1”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 81 kg
in Pounds- 180 lbs
|Hobbies||Playing Basketball, watching television, playing scrabble and poker|
|Net Worth||$12.2 million|
Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician born on 4th August, 1961 and served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He is the first African American or black to become a president. He previously served in the U.S. Senate representing Illinois from 2005 to 2008, and in the Illinois State Senate from 1997 to 2004.
During his first two years in office, Obama signed many landmark bills. Main reforms were the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (often referred to as “Obamacare”), the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 served as economic stimulus amidst the Great Recession, but the GOP regained control of the House of Representatives in 2011. After a lengthy debate over the national debt limit, Obama signed the Budget Control and the American Taxpayer Relief Acts. In foreign policy, Obama increased U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan, reduced nuclear weapons with the U.S.-Russian New START treaty, and ended military involvement in the Iraq War. He ordered military involvement in Libya in opposition to Muammar Gaddafi, and the military operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden.
After winning re-election by defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney, Obama was elected for a second term in 2013. During his second term, Obama promoted greater inclusiveness for LGBT Americans, with his administration filing briefs that urged the Supreme Court to strike down same-sex marriage bans as unconstitutional (United States v. Windsor and Obergefell v. Hodges). Obama also advocated gun control in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, and issued wide-ranging executive actions concerning climate change and immigration. In foreign policy, Obama ordered military intervention in Iraq in response to gains made by ISIL after the 2011 withdrawal from Iraq, continued the process of ending U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan, promoted discussions that led to the 2015 Paris Agreement on global climate change, initiated the sanctions against Russia following the invasion in Ukraine, brokered a nuclear deal with Iran, and normalized U.S. relations with Cuba.
Obama left office in January 2017 with a 60% approval rating.
He currently resides in Washington, D.C. His presidential library will be built in Chicago
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.
The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.
Why can’t I just eat my waffle?
We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.
In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?
There’s not a liberal America and a conservative America – there’s the United States of America.
Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference.
We’ve been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.
If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists – to protect them and to promote their common welfare – all else is lost.
Some Lesser Known Facts About Barack Obama
Does Barack Obama smoke?: No (Quit smoking in 2010)
Does Barack Obama drink alcohol?: Yes
Obama’s parents met in a Russian Language class in 1960, at the University of Hawai’i.
Obama’s father died in a road accident when he was just 21 years old.
In his teenagers, Obama became a member of a group made by his friends called “Choom Gang” and occasionally smoked marijuana.
Obama made his first public speech at the Occidental College, Los Angeles in 1979.
He traveled first time to Europe in mid-1988.
In 1995, Obama published a memoir “Dreams from My Father”.
For twelve years, he taught at the University of Chicago Law School from 1996 to 2004.
He was on of the early opponents of the George W. Bush administration’s 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Kenya has named a beer dedicating to Obama – “Senator Keg”.
He is pretty good at making chili and stir-fry.
Obama loves collecting comics. Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian are among his favorite ones.
Once Obama was a chain-smoker but he quit smoking in 2010 for his children.
Obama owns a pair of boxing gloves autographed by Muhammad Ali.
He won Grammy Awards twice for Best Spoken Word Album: first, in 2006, for “Dreams from My Father” and second, in 2008, for “The Audacity of Hope”.
If he had not have been in politics then he would have been an architect
Father- Barack Obama Sr. (Economist)
Mother- Ann Dunham
Barack Obama with his mother Ann Dunham and step father Lolo Soetoro
Brothers- Malik Abongo Obama (Half-brother), Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo (younger half-brother),
George Obama (half-brother), David Ndesandjo (half-brother)
Sisters- Auma Obama (older half-sister),
Barack Obama with his older half sister Auma Obama
Maya Soetoro-Ng (younger half-sister)
Wife- Michelle Obama
Children Daughter- Malia Ann Obama (Born: July 4, 1998), Natasha Obama (Born: June 10, 2001)
Social Profile of Barack Obama