Barack Obama


Born: Aug 4, 1961 in Honolulu, HI
Nationality: African-American
Famous For: 44th President of the USA
Awards: Nobel Peace Prize 2009

Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States. He assumed office on the January 20, 2009, becoming the first African-American president.

As President of the US, Barack Obama is one of the most powerful leaders in the world. He is also very respected, not just by Americans, but also by many people and other leaders from other countries.

Early Life

Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4, 1961. He lived there as well as in Jakarta, Indonesia during his childhood and adolescent years. This was mainly due to the fact that his parents got divorced, and his mother had then married a man who lived there.

Obama graduated from Columbia University and also from Harvard Law School. After graduating in 1991, he worked as a civil rights attorney and also taught for several years at the University of Chicago Law School.

In 1989, he met Michelle Robinson, who used to work with him. They started to date and got married in October of 1992. The couple has two daughters, Malia Ann, who was born in 1998, and Natasha, who was born in 2001.

Early Political Career

Between 1997 and 2004, Obama served three terms where he represented the 13th District in the Illinois Senate. Then he was elected to the U.S. Senate.

After three years in this role, Obama ran for the 2008 presidential election. By then, he had gained national recognition and was very popular. Obama had several prominent opponents, including Hillary Clinton and John McCain. However, he ended up defeating Clinton in the primaries and then McCain in the general election for presidency.

Obama in Leadership

Barack Obama is also renowned for being an exceptional orator. Many feel that he has introduced several good policies, and also believe that his role is crucial to help the country come back from the economic downturn.

There have been many of his policies relating to the economy which were subject to much debate. His healthcare reform and domestic policy also proved to be debatable. However, it has been statistically proven that he maintained a rather positive impact on citizens.

Barack Obama has a substantial impact on foreign policy as well. There have also been a number of incidents which have marked his presidential career, such as the War in Libya, the War in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the death of Osama bin Laden.

Since Obama is still the President of the US, after having been re-elected in 2012, there are various issues that are still ongoing. However, all in all, his presidency has been a difficult period in the sphere of the world economy. Obama pushed for higher taxes and a larger federal government.