Mother: His mother’s name was Ann Dunham. She was born in 1942 in Kansas. After the War, her family moved to Hawaii.
Father: His father, after whom he got his name, was Barack Obama Sr. ( born in 1936). He was from Kenya, where he was first married with a woman named Kenzia. Later he managed to get the scholarship in the University of Hawaii, where he met Ann Dunham, married her in 1961 and divorced in three years. Later he came back to Kenya and saw his famous son only once when he was 10 years old. He died in 1982 because of a car accident.
Siblings: Apart from Barack, his father had 7 other children, born in his three marriages (Malik, born in 1958, Auma, born in 1960, Mark, born in 1965, Davis, born in 1968, Abo, born in 1968, Bernard, born in 1970, and Georgem born in 1082). His mother also had a second daughter named Maya, who was born in 1970.
Wife: He met his future wife Michelle Robinson in summer of 1989 in Chicago. The couple started dating soon and became engaged in 1991. They married in 1992.
Sexual orientation: straightA little is known about Obama’s personal life before his first and only wife Michele, with whom he fell in love almost immediately.
Being the President, Obama was earning $400,000 a year. According to some sources, the Obamas family net worth is estimated $12.2M. Apart from salary, his sources of revenue include books royalties.
What is his full name?
He is named after his father and his full name is Barack (this name means “the blessed” in Swahili) Hussein Obama II.
What was his childhood like?
Despite his parents’ divorce, his childhood was quite happy thanks to his loving mother and grandparents. He had lots of friends. He remembers that when he was living in Indonesia together with his mom and stepdad, he ate some really weird things like insects or dog meat.
How did he start his career as a politician?
After Harvard, he became a teacher and a civil rights lawyer in the private firm in Chicago. This work let him enter the Illinois Senate and become a senator in 1996. He was elected as a president in 2008 for the first time.
When did he meet Michele?
He met Michelle when he was an intern at the law firm in Chicago in 1989. He fell in love with her at first sight but she initially rejected him. And when she finally agreed to go on a date with him in a couple of months, he took her to a movie theater!
What are his most important actions as the President?
During his two terms as the President, Obama has made a lot of important decisions for America and the whole world. For example, his most important accomplishments include health care reform, boosting economic growth and increasing the number of jobs after crisis, prevented chaos in financial sector, and injected money in US automotive industry. He also, ended the Iraq war and neutralized bin Laden. He promoted equality for all races and genders, supported minorities, and improved the USA image all over the world.
What are his most famous speeches?
Barack Obama is known as an excellent speaker, whose words are inspiring and extremely convincing. His gave his first most famous speech being the Senate candidate in 2004. His other famous speeches include the one he gave in memory of victims of shooting in Arizona in 2011, the one he gave on the election night in 2008, and the one dedicated to racial issues in 2008.
What awards does he have?
In 2009, he was awarded with the Nobel Prize for all he has done for the word’s peace. All the money he got then he gave for charity foundation.
What is his religion?
He is a Protestant Christian.