Celebrity Open main menu

Barack Obama

Barack Obama's biography

Barack Obama is 61 years old politician born on on Friday 4th of August 1961. He is often nicknamed as BarryBamaRockThe OneNo Drama ObamaMr. PresidentPresident Barack ObamaPresident ObamaObamaBarack H. ObamaB.H. ObamaBO. According to year of birth 1961 he belongs to Boomers. Birthday on 4th of August means he is Leo. As sign in itself indicates “Lion” or “King”, hence people born under Leo sign are considered to be leaders in every aspects of life. They are royal in nature.

He is native english speaker. He is an adherent of protestantism. His primary profession is to be politician. You can know him also as lawyer, political writer, community organizer, statesperson, jurist, podcaster. He is recently known as academic.

Barack Obama's dad

Barack Obama's father's name is Barack Obama Sr.. He is known as economist. His father was born on Thursday 18th of June 1936. His father died on Wednesday 24th of November 1982 in Nairobi. Barack Obama Sr. was 21 years old, when this happened.

Barack Obama's mom

Barack Obama's mother's name is Ann Dunham. She is known as anthropologist. His mother was born on Sunday 29th of November 1942 in Wichita. Barack Obama was born when she was only 19 years old. His mother died on Tuesday 7th of November 1995 in Honolulu. Ann Dunham was 34 years old, when this happened.

Barack Obama's family

Barack Obama's spouse

She is known as lawyer. His spouse was born on Friday 17th of January 1964 in Chicago.

Barack Obama's ex spouse

He has 2 daughters.

Barack Obama's daughter: Malia Obama

Barack Obama's daughter's name is Malia Obama. She is known as student. His daughter was born on Saturday 4th of July 1998 in Chicago.

Barack Obama's daughter: Sasha Obama

Barack Obama's daughter's name is Sasha Obama. She is known as student. His daughter was born on Sunday 10th of June 2001 in Chicago.

Barack Obama's schools

We found 11 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: State Elementary School Menteng 01, Punahou School, Occidental College, Columbia University, Harvard Law School, Noelani Elementary School, Centaurus High School, University of Chicago Law School, Harvard University, Nelson High School, King College Prep High School.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • Graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University.

Barack Obama's career

His main focus is to be politician and civil rights. He is also a member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Awards and competitions

Barack Obama's Awards

  • Won his second Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for "The Audacity of Hope" (2008).
  • The President's favorite book of 2015 was "Fates and Furies" by award-winning author Lauren Groff.
  • Awarded 21 recipients The Presidential Medal of Freedom.[November 2016].

Barack Obama's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for work Dreams from My Father in 2005
  • He was nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction for work The Audacity of Hope in 2007

What Barack Obama has done for a first time

  • His first name comes from the word that means "blessed by God" in Arabic.
  • The movie he saw on his first date with Michelle Obama was Do the Right Thing (1989).
  • On June 3, 2008 he won the Montana primary election giving him enough delegates to become the first Black American presidential candidate to win a major political party's presumptive nomination for the office of President of the United States.
  • Is the first African-American man to be elected President of the United States (November 2008).
  • Is the first American president to be born in Hawaii.
  • First ever US President to address a Muslim community at an inaugural speech.
  • First United States Senator to be elected President since John F. Kennedy.
  • Obama's appearance on The View (1997) (29 July 2010) made him the first ever sitting US President to appear as a guest on a daytime TV talk show.
  • Obama's birthplace of Hawaii makes him the first U.S. president not born in the 48 contiguous United States.
  • The first US President to be born after the Vietnam War started.
  • First U.S. President to be personally presented with an Apple iPad 2 by Steve Jobs before it was officially released domestically. Obama is frequently seen using Apple devices.
  • First United States President to be elected twice with over 50% of the popular vote since Ronald Reagan and the first Democratic President elected as such since Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • First US President since Jimmy Carter in 1979 to speak directly on the phone with a leader of Iran - Hassan Rouhani. [September 2013]
  • First sitting US President to visit a federal prison when he toured El Reno Correctional Institution in Oklahoma (July 16, 2015).
  • Became the first sitting US President to enter the Arctic Circle when he visited Kotzebue, Alaska, to address the adverse effects of global warming in that particular region (September 3, 2015).
  • When a USAF AC-130 gunship attacked the Kunduz Trauma Centre in Afghanistan 3 October 2015, President Barack Obama became the first Nobel Peace Prize winner to bomb another, namely, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).
  • The first sitting president to visit Sweden's capital Stockholm in 2013. His predecessor George W. Bush visited second city Gothenburg.
  • Was the first African-American to be elected President of the Harvard Law Review.
  • First sitting US President to visit Myanmar (November 2012).
  • First sitting US President to visit Laos. (5 September 2016).
  • Had a 70 percent approval rating at the 100 day mark into his first term as President.
  • As part of the deal, the publishers will donate one million books in the Obama family's name to First Book: a nonprofit organization.
  • First President to use Twitter.
  • Was the first Democratic presidential candidate to win his presidential election & re-election without the wining the state of Arkansas (which had been a swing state for decades before turning into a safe red in the 2000s).
  • When first elected president, Obama's hair was black. By the time his two terms were up, his hair had turned gray.

Barack Obama's Donations

  • As part of the deal, the publishers will donate one million books in the Obama family's name to First Book: a nonprofit organization.

Barack Obama's quotes

  • [regarding former President Bill Clinton's support for his wife--and Obama's opponent for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination--Hillary Clinton] Sometimes I don't know who I'm running against.
  • In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.
  • Change is coming to America.
  • (visiting Ireland) My name is Barack Obama of the Moneygall O'Bamas. And I've come to find the apostrophe we lost along the way.
  • I'm not interested in the suburbs. The suburbs bore me. And I'm not interested in isolating myself. I feel good when I'm engaged in what I think are the core issues of the society, and those issues to me are what's happening to poor folks in this society.
  • It's crucial that people don't see my election as a sign of progress in the broader sense that we don't sort of point to a Barack Obama any more than you point to a Bill Cosby or a Michael Jordan and say "Well things are hunky dory".
  • It's great to be here this evening in the vast, magnificent Hilton ballroom, or what Mitt Romney would call a little fixer-upper.
  • We can't continue to sustain a situation in which some countries are maintaining surpluses, others massive deficits and there never is the kind of adjustment with respect to currency that would lead to a more balanced growth pattern.
  • [on election night, November 4, 2008] This is your victory. I will ask you to join in the work of remaking this nation, the only way it's been done in America for 221 years - block by block, brick by brick, callused hand by callused hand.
  • Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now, and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time, is because we're hardwired not to think clearly when we're scared.
  • We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That's not leadership. That's not going to happen.
  • I do think at a certain point you've made enough money.
  • Governor Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later.
  • As President of our country and Commander-in-Chief of our military, I accept that people are going to call me awful things every day, and I will always defend their right to do so.
  • If you can't beat your opponent's ideas, you distort those ideas and maybe make some up. If you don't have a record to run on, than you paint your opponent as someone people should run away from.
  • [on Donald Trump's refusal to trust the validity of the President's personal documents] This all dates back to when we were growing up together in Kenya.
  • [to the crowd at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration] I want to look out one more time. I'm not going to see this again.
  • The truth is that we have steadily become a more diverse and tolerant country that embraces people's differences and respect people who are not like us. That's a profoundly good thing. That's one of the strengths of America.
  • [ at the 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner] Mother's Day is a tough holiday for Rahm Emanuel because he's not used to saying the word 'day' after 'mother'.
  • AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers and not in the hands of crooks. They belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of our cities.
  • We discussed the fact that Ho Chi Minh was actually inspired by the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and the words of Thomas Jefferson.
  • Trayvon Martin could have been me thirty-five years ago.
  • [on the outlawed use of poison gas in Syria] I didn't set a red line, the world set a red line.
  • [to Dmitri Medvedev] This is my last election, after my election, I'll have more flexibility.
  • [on why he quit smoking] I haven't had a cigarette in probably six years. That's because I'm scared of my wife.
  • [on critics of American engagement with Iran, 2013] Tough talk and bluster may be the easy thing to do politically, but it's not the right thing to do for our security.
  • No party has a monopoly on wisdom.
  • [at the 2014 White House Correspondents' Dinner, on government gridlock] If you want to get paid while not working, you should have to run for Congress like everyone else.
  • [In response to the issue of rising US gun violence after another school shooting] We're the only developed country on Earth where this happens. And it happens now once a week. And it's a one-day story. There's no place else like this.
  • [downplaying the role of military action in U.S. global leadership] Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail.
  • [2014 White House Correspondents' Dinner Speech] Let's face it, Fox, you'll miss me when I'm gone. It will be harder to convince the American people that Hillary was born in Kenya.
  • [from a speech on November 20, 2014] To those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill.
  • [on Jong-Un Kim and the controversy surrounding The Interview (2014)] We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States.
  • We are not at war with Islam.
  • [on the U.S. and Cuba re-opening their embassies, 2015 ] We don't have to be imprisoned by the past.
  • [addressing the climate change issue] We only get one planet. There is no Plan B.
  • [on the rampage of school shootings in America, 2015] Our thoughts and prayers are not enough.
  • [Giving his approval for the mission to kill Osama bin Laden] It's a go.
  • [on one of the few regrets he has about his presidency] A president with the gifts of Lincoln or Roosevelt might have better bridged the divide.
  • [after North Korea launched a satellite into space] They are not very good at feeding their people, but they invest a huge amount in their weapons.
  • [on his visit to Cuba, 2016] I have come here to bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas.
  • I'd rather be a good one term president than a mediocre two term president.
  • [When asked if capturing Osama bin Laden was the most important day of his presidency] It was the most single "day" of my Presidency the most intense, concentrated "day" of my presidency.
  • [At 2004 White House correspondents dinner, referring to Hillary Clinton losing the Democratic party nomination and appointing her Secretary of State under his administration] If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
  • [Impersonating Kobe Bryant's farewell speech] Obama OUT!
  • [to the delegates at the first United State of Women summit, 2016] I may be a little grayer than I was eight years ago, but this is what a feminist looks like.
  • [on Michelle and their daughters traveling to China] I don't worry too much whenever or wherever they're traveling, they're surrounded by men with guns.
  • [To the crowd after he mentions Donald Trump's political agenda and the crowd starts booing] Don't boo, vote!
  • [on Donald Trump] If somebody can't handle a Twitter account, they can't handle the nuclear codes.
  • [on Hilary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, December 2016] I think she's worked tirelessly on behalf of the American people and I don't think she was treated fairly during the election... I think the coverage of her and the issues was troubling.
  • [on the Armenian Genocide] I have consistently stated my own view of what occurred in 1915, and my view has not changed.
  • I want all of my friends in France to know how much I am rooting for your success. Because of how important this election is, I also want you to know that I am supporting Emmanuel Macron to lead you forward.
  • When I was president, wherever I would go, I would meet with young people. And it would always give me energy and inspiration to see how much talent and sophistication and optimism and idealism existed among young people
  • You get the politicians you deserve. And if you don't vote and you don't participate and you don't pay attention, then you'll get policies that don't reflect your interests.
  • Let's face it, if people do not show respect and tolerance, eventually you have war and conflict. Sooner or later societies break down. [2017]
  • [2017, on John McCain's diagnosis with a brain tumor] John McCain is an American hero & one of the bravest fighters I've ever known. Cancer doesn't know what it's up against. Give it hell, John.
  • Just because something's a tradition doesn't make it right.
  • I wish I was getting a 90-minute workout. Most of my workouts have to come before my day starts. There's always a tradeoff between sleep and working out.
  • [reflecting upon life after he left the White House] I can wear my mom jeans in peace. I hate these tight jeans.
  • I don't do it [smoking] in front of my kids. I don't do it in front of my family. And, you know, I would say that I am 95 percent cured. But there are times where... There are times where I mess up.
  • [on watching TV and reading social media] Those are two things I would advise your president not to do, because it creates a lot of noise and clouds your judgment.
  • [at a university convocation, May 2020] More than anything, this pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks know what they're doing. A lot of them aren't even pretending to be in charge.
  • [on the 2020 transition of power controversy] When your time is up, then your job is to put the country first and think beyond your own interests and your own disappointments.
  • [on British counterpart David Cameron] An impressive command of the issues, a facility with language, and the easy confidence of someone who'd never been pressed too hard by life.
  • See also Other Works |  Publicity Listings |  Official Sites

Barack Obama's body shape

Lets describe how Barack Obama looks. We will focus on his body shape. Body build is average.

Latest news about Barack Obama

For the latest news - you can follow Barack Obama on social networks.