Barack Obama is an American politician, who from 2009 to 2017 served as President of the United States of America. He was the first African-American candidate to be nominated for the presidency by the Democratic Party and the first to serve as president.
The presidency of Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama II was born on August 4, 1961, in Hawaii, United States. Obama graduated from Columbia University and Harvard Law School. He was a Senator from Illinois from 1997 to 2004. In November 2004, he was elected to the Senate. In February 2007 he announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States, and in June 2008 he became a candidate for the Democratic Party. In November 2008, Obama was elected, after defeating John McCain, remaining as president from 2009 to 2017. During his tenure, Obama promoted economic policies such as the Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009, or the Employment Creation and Reauthorization Act. Unemployment Insurance 2010. Barack also promoted inclusion for LGBT Americans, in addition to achieving the climate agreement in Paris and the normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States. Obama ended his term as president maintaining high popularity and approval for his work.
The family and private life of Barack Obama
Barack Obama met his wife, Michelle, in mid-1989. On October 3, 1992, Barack and Michelle were married. In 1998, the couple's first daughter, Malia Ann, was born, while in 2001 Sasha, their second daughter, was born.
Barack Obama Fun Facts:
- His father, Barack Obama Sr., was originally from Kenya.
- He's lefthanded.
- In 2009 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for his efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation among peoples."
- He is worth $70 million, according to Celebrity Neth Worth.
- He is a basketball fan.
- He appeared in issue #583 of The Amazing Spider-Man comic.