Some Unknown Facts about Barack Obama You Need To Know.
Barack Obama has a pair of boxing gloves signed by Muhammad Ali.
Does Barack Obama smoke? No (Quit smoking in 2010)
Does He drink alcohol? Yes
Obama’s parents met in a Russian language class in 1960 at the University of Hawaii.
Obama’s father died in a car accident when he was only 21 years old.
Among his teenagers, Obama became a member of a group of friends called “Choom Gang” and occasionally smoked marijuana.
Obama gave his first public speech at Occidental College in Los Angeles in 1979.
He first visited Europe in mid-1988.
In 1995, Obama published a thesis entitled “Dreams from My Father”.
For twelve years, he taught at the University of Chicago’s Faculty of Law from 1996 to 2004.
He was one of the first opponents of the George W. Bush administration’s invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Kenya has named a beer dedicated to Obama – “Senator Keg”.
He’s pretty good at making chili and stir-fries.
Obama loves to collect comics. Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian are among his favorites.
Obama was a chain smoker, but he quit smoking in 2010 for his children.
He won two Grammy Awards for best-spoken word album: the first in 2006 for “Dreams from My Father” and the second in 2008 for “The Audacity of Hope”.
If he hadn’t been in politics, he would have been an architect.
Barack Obama Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Wife & More.
|Real Name||Barack Hussein Obama|
|Nickname||Barry, No Drama Obama, Bam|
|Party||National Democratic Party|
|Political Journey||• In 1996, he was elected to Illinois Senate.
• In 1998, he was re-elected to Illinois Senate.
• In 2000, he lost the Democratic Primary race in the United States House of Representatives to Bobby Rush by a margin of 2 to 1.
• In 2002, he was re-elected again to Illinois Senate.
• Became the Chairman of Illinois Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee in January 2003.
• Won Primary election in March 2004 with a landslide victory.
• From 2005 to 2008, served as U.S. Senator from Illinois.
• Announced his candidacy for US President on February 10, 2007.
• On November 4, 2008, he won the presidency with 365 votes to 173 received by McCain and became the 1st African American President of the United States.
• He announced his re-election campaign for the U.S. Presidency on April 4, 2011.
• He won the presidency for the 2nd time on November 6, 2012, by winning 332 electoral votes.
|Biggest Rival||Donald Trump|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 185 cm
in meters- 1.85 m
in Feet-Inches- 6’ 1”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 81 kg
in Pounds- 180 lbs
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||4 August 1961|
|Age (as in 2019)||58 Years|
|Birth Place||Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Leo|
|Hometown||Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.|
|School||Santo Fransiskus Asisi (St. Francis of Assisi) Catholic School, Jakarta, Indonesia
Besuki Public School, Jakarta, Indonesia
Punahou School, Honolulu, USA
|College||University of Hawaii
Columbia College, Columbia University, New York City
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
|Educational Qualifications||Degree in Political Science|
|Family||Father– Barack Obama Sr. (Economist)
Mother– Ann Dunham
Brothers– Malik Abongo Obama (Half-brother),
Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo (younger half-brother),
George Obama (half-brother), David Ndesandjo (half-brother)
Sisters– Auma Obama (older half-sister),
Maya Soetoro-Ng (younger half-sister)
|Address||5046 S Greenwood Avenue.
Chicago, IL 60615.
|Hobbies||Playing Basketball, watching television, playing Scrabble and poker|
|Controversies||• A controversy arose in 2009 when Obama said that riches should pay more taxes.
• When a US ambassador and three other Americans were killed in Benghazi, Libya, Obama called it an “Act of Terror” and later called it an “Act of Terrorism” upon which he earned a lot of criticisms by the opposition and the media.
• When Obama said that the Health Care Reform Law is known as “Obamacare” would not be applied to illegal immigrants, it became a piece of controversy.
• Obama has been criticized for his policies in the Middle East, particularly Iraq and Syria.
• In 2009, when he was awarded Nobel Peace Prize, for most of the people it was like “bolt of the blue”.
• The claim that Obama was not born in the USA, resulted in a major controversy from 2008.
• Obama was criticized for his support to the Government Surveillance for violating the privacy rights of American citizens.
|Favorite Politician||Martin Luther King Jr., Mohandas Gandhi|
|Favorite Quote||Yes We Can|
|Favorite Food||Broccoli, burger, hot dogs|
|Favorite Film||Casablanca, Lawrence of Arabia, Boyhood|
|Favorite Book||Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison, Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Wife||Michelle Obama (married 1992)|
|Children||Daughter– Malia Ann Obama (Born: July 4, 1998), Natasha Obama (Born: June 10, 2001)
|Net Worth||12.2 million USD|