Barack Obama’s full name is Barack Hussein Obama II. He was born on August 4, 1961, in a place called Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. Obama is the 44th President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold office from 2007 to 2017. Before he even won the presidency, Obama represented Illinois in the U.S. Senate from the year 2005-08. He was the third African American to be elected to that body since the end of Reconstructed in the year 1877. In 2009 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize ” for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and corporation between peoples.”
|Father||Barack Obama, Sr|
|Wife||Michelle Obama (1992- present)|
|Child||Malia Obama (B. 1998)|
|Child||Sasha Obama (B. 2001)|
|Half Brother||Maya Soetoro- Ng|
|Half Brother||Auma Obama|
|Half Brother||Mark Obama Ndesandjo|
|Half Brother||David Ndesandjo|
|Half Brother||Malik Obama|
|University||Columbia University (B.A., 1983)|
|Higher Eduaction||Harvard Law School (J.D., 1991)|
- Grammy Award in the year 2008 for the Best Spoken Word Album.
- Grammy Awards in the year 2006 for the Best Spoken Word Album.
- Nobel Peace Prize in the year 2009.
- John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in the year 2017.
- President of the United States (2009-2017).
- Member of the U.S. Senate (2005-2008; representing Illinois).
- Member of the Illinois Senate (1997-2004).
Barack Obama’s Early Life
Barack Obama’s father was a teenage goatherd in rural Kenya, and he won a scholarship to study in the United States. He eventually became a senior economist in the Kenyan Government. Obama’s mother, S. Ann Dunham, grew in Kansas, Texas, and Washington State before her family settled in Honolulu. In the year 1960, she and Barack Sr. met in a Russian language class at the University of Hawaii and then got married less than a year later.
At the age of two, Barack Sr. left to study at Harvard University and shortly thereafter, in the year 1964, Ann and Barack Sr. divorced. Years after Ann remarried, this time to another foreign student, Lolo Soetoro from Indonesia, with whom she had a second child, Maya. Obama lived for several years in Jakarta with his half-sister, mother, and stepfather. While there, Obama attended both a government-run school where he received some instruction in Islam and a Catholic private school where he took part in Christian schooling.
In 1979 Obama graduated from Punahou School, an elite college preparatory academy in Honolulu. Obama attended Occidental College in suburban Los Angeles for two years later got transferred to Columbia University in New York City. In the year 1983, he received a bachelor’s degree in political science. Obama experienced great intellectual growth during college. He led an ascetic life and read works of literature and philosophy by William Shakespeare, Friedrich Nietzsche, Toni Morrison etc.
After serving for a couple of years as a writer and editor for Business International Corp., a research, publishing, and consulting firm in Manhattan, he took a position in 1985 as a community organizer on Chicago’s impoverished Far South Side. He returned to school three years later and graduated magna cum laude in 1991 from Harvard University’s law school, where he was the first African American to serve as president of the Harvard Law Review. Obama met Chicago native Michelle Robinson, a young lawyer at the firm. The two married in 1992.
After receiving his law degree, Obama moved to Chicago and became active in the Democratic Party. He organized Project Vote, and capture the presidency in 1992.