Barack Hussein Obama Jr.

In office: 2009-2017

Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. (1961-)

Barack Obama is not only the 44th and the current President of the United States; he also became the first African-American president in U.S. history when he was elected on November 5, 2008 and inaugurated on January 20, 2009 and he won the Nobel Peace Prize that same year.

Obama was born on the 4th of August in 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii, thereby also being the first president who was born there.

His father Barack Hussein Obama Sr., who is from Kenya and his mother Ann Dunham, who is from Kansas got divorced in 1964, so Obama Jr. was mostly raised by his grandparents from his mother’s side. Unfortunately, right before his greatest political victory, winning the presidential election in 2008, his beloved grandmother passed away due to cancer.

Barack Obama’s life story is the typical American tale – he was raised in a middle-class household and brought up with classic American values, which taught him that it takes hard work and a strong education to get ahead in life and to give back to the community.

Wife: Michelle Robinson (1964-), Married on 18 Oktober 1992

Children: Malia Ann Obama (1999-), Natasha "Sasha" Obama (2001-)

Profession: Lawyer

Party: Democrat

Results of election 2008:

   Popular Votes
 Electoral Votes
 Barack Obama
 69,456,897  365
 John McCain  59,934,814  173


Interesting facts

Obama

  • is the first African-american president of the United States of America
  • is the first US-President not born in the contiguous 48 states
  • is one of 8 presidents who is left-handen

"A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, 'Huh. It works. It makes sense.' " (Barack Obama)

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