|Celebrated Name:||Barack Obama|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Barack Hussein Obama II|
|Age:||59 years old|
|Birth Date:||4 August 1961|
|Birth Place:||Honolulu, Hawaii|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Michelle Obama|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Malia and Sasha Obama)|
|Is Barack Obama Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||American attorney and former President, Author|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$75 Million|
|Last Updated:||March 2021|
Barack Obama is an African-American attorney notably known as the 44th American President who served for two terms. He became the first African-American to become the United States President. He ran under the Democratic Party and previously served as an Illinois Senator before running for president.
He is famously known for Obamacare, which was the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. He also supported the inclusion of same-sex marriage in the constitution. He was an avid supporter of LGBT rights, and in 2015 the bill was passed to legalize same-sex marriage.
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Early Life & Biography
Barack Obama was born on 4th August 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. His mother, Ann Dunham, is of European descent. His father, Barack Obama Sr. on the other hand, was of African heritage, precisely a Kenyan from the Luo community. His parents divorced while he was still young in 1964, and they both remarried. He lived with his mother and step-father, Lolo Soetoro, in South Jakarta, Indonesia.
He was received his early childhood education at St Francis Assisi Catholic Elementary School and State Elementary School Menteng. Obama later returned to Honolulu to live with his maternal grandparents, where he studied at Punahou School.
Soon after graduating from high school, he joined Occidental College, Los Angeles. He shortly after transferred to Columbia University, majoring in political science. He later joined Harvard Law School in 1988, graduating with a JD in law in 1991.
Obama has likened his extended family to be like a mini-United Nations. He was raised alongside his younger half-sister Maya Soetoro. He also has seven other step-siblings from his Kenyan father’s side, one of whom passed away.
In the early 80s, Barack Obama dated Sheila Miyoshi Jager, who was an anthropologist. The couple even lived together for a while. Obama proposed to Jager twice, but she turned him down, her parents as well did not approve of their relationship.
Shortly after, in 1989, Obama met Michelle Robinson though he was smitten by her; she turned his dating requests down. Obama persistently pursued her until she agreed to date him in 1991. They got married a year later down the line. The couple was blessed with two adorable girls, Malia Ann and Natasha (Sasha) Obama. Obama has been termed as a power couple severally for the love and support they share for each other.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 4th August 1961, Barack Obama is 59 years old as of today’s date 6th March 2021. His height is 1.85m tall, and his weight is 79kg.
Barrack Obama’s career began shortly after completing his university studies where he did law. He became a lecturer teaching constitutional law at the Chicago University Law School. Prior to that, he worked as a community organizer director for the Developing Communities Project from 1985 to 1988. Additionally, he was a consultant and instructor for another community-based organization known as Gamaliel Foundation.
While he was still working at the university, he got a chance to join a prestigious law firm called Miner Barnhill and Garland. He worked as a civil rights litigation attorney and economic development. Furthermore, Obama also chaired as the board of directors for the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, Joyce Foundation, and Woods Fund Foundation. In 1996, Barrack Obama was elected to the Illinois senate re-elected again in 1998 and 2002. In the 2004 general elections, Obama became the Illinois State Senator in 2005, winning with 70% of the votes.
During his tenure in the senate, he oversaw several Senate Committees. Some of the committees he chaired include Foreign Relations, Environment and Public Work not forgetting Veterans Affairs. Moreover, he was assigned to oversee the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and Homeland Security committees.
Barrack Obama announced his presidential candidacy in 2007 under the Democratic Party. His emphasis was mainly on reforming health care, increasing energy independence, and putting an end to the Iraq war. Barrack Obama had won the hearts of many through the years and tenure as a State Senator. Obama was going head to head with Hillary Clinton in the presidential race. Clinton finally threw in the towel and endorsed Mr. Obama. Alongside her husband, Bill Clinton, they gave speeches in support of Obama’s win and called on their supporters to endorse him as well.
Barrack Obama was sworn in as the 44th American President in January 2009. He became the first African-American president in the United States and governed for two terms until 2017.
Awards & Achievements
Some of the achievements and awards that Mr. Obama has included:
- The Nobel Peace Prize in 2009
- NAACP Image Awards
- John F Kennedy Profile in Courage Award
- Grammy Award – Best Spoken Album on his audiobook version of the Audacity of Hope
Net Worth & Salary of Barack Obama in 2021
The former American President has amassed his wealth not only through his political career but also as an author. While he was still in office, his basic salary, including expenses, travel, and entertainment allowances, were estimated to be $670,000. Soon after leaving office, he continues to receive a $207K pension allowance. Barack Obama earns about $400K per speech.
Moreover, Obama still rakes in a handsome amount in book royalties to date. Obama’s estimated net worth currently stands at $75 Million as of March 2021.
Barack Obama has inspired many through his leadership and the “Yes I Can” mantra. Additionally, he wrote books such as Audacity of Hope and Dreams of My Father. Obama left a legacy of hope to many through his leadership. His humility is one to be admired as he tackled issues of the minority during his tenure as president.