Barack Obama Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Wife & More
Bio Real NameBarack Hussein Obama NicknameBarry, No Drama Obama, Bam ProfessionPolitician PartyNational 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 RivalDonald Trump Physical Stats & More Heightin centimeters- 185 cm in meters- 1.85 m in Feet Inches- 6’ 1” Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 81 kg in Pounds- 180 lbs Eye ColourDark Brown Hair ColourGray Personal Life Date of Birth4 August 1961 Age (as in 2017)56 Years Birth PlaceHonolulu, Hawaii, U.S. Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo NationalityAmerican HometownHonolulu, Hawaii, U.S. SchoolSanto Fransiskus Asisi (St. Francis of Assisi) Catholic School, Jakarta, Indonesia Besuki Public School, Jakarta, Indonesia Punahou School, Honolulu, USA CollegeUniversity of Hawaii Occidental College Columbia College, Columbia University, New York City Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts Educational QualificationsDegree in Political Science Debut1996 FamilyFather- Barack Obama Sr. (Economist) Mother- Ann Dunham
Some Lesser Known Facts About Barack Obama
Does Barack Obama smoke?: No (Quit smoking in 2010)
Does Barack Obama drink alcohol?: Yes
Obama’s parents met in a Russian Language class in 1960, at the University of Hawai’i.
Obama’s father died in a road accident when he was just 21 years old.
In his teenagers, Obama became a member of a group made by his friends called “Choom Gang” and occasionally smoked marijuana.
Obama made his first public speech at the Occidental College, Los Angeles in 1979.
He traveled first time to Europe in mid-1988.
In 1995, Obama published a memoir “Dreams from My Father”.
For twelve years, he taught at the University of Chicago Law School from 1996 to 2004.
He was on of the early opponents of the George W. Bush administration’s 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Kenya has named a beer dedicating to Obama – “Senator Keg”.
He is pretty good at making chili and stir-fry.
Obama loves collecting comics. Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian are among his favorite ones.
Once Obama was a chain-smoker but he quit smoking in 2010 for his children.
Obama owns a pair of boxing gloves autographed by Muhammad Ali.
He won Grammy Awards twice for Best Spoken Word Album: first, in 2006, for “Dreams from My Father” and second, in 2008, for “The Audacity of Hope”.
If he had not have been in politics then he would have been an architect.