Barack Obama Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Wife & More
|Real Name||Barack Hussein Obama II|
|Nickname||Barry, No drama Obama, Oblamo, KIng Dumbo, Bam, O-Bama-Rama|
|Political Journey||• In 1996, elected to Illinois Senate.
• Reelected to Illinois Senate in 1998.
• Lost to Bobby Rush by a margin of two to one in the 2000 Democratic Primary race.
• In 2002, again reelected to Illinois Senate.
• Elected as the Chairman of the Illinois Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee in 2003.
• In 2004, he became an overnight star of the National Democratic Party when he won primary election in an unexpected landslide.
• In 2005, became US Senator from Illinois.
• For the President of the United States, Obama announced his candidacy on February 10, 2007.
• With 365 electoral votes to 173 received by McCain, Obama won the presidency On November 4, 2008.
• He announced his reelection campaign for presidency on April 4, 2011.
• By securing 332 electoral votes, Obama won the presidency again on November 6, 2012.
|Biggest Rival||Donald Trump|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 185 cm
in meters- 1.85 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 1”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 81 kg
in Pounds- 180 lbs
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||4 August, 1961|
|Age (as in 2015)||54 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), Lolo Soetoro (step-father, geographer)
Mother- Ann Dunham
Brothers- Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo (half-brother, Born 1965), Malik Abongo Obama (half-brother, Born 1958)
Sisters- Maya Soetoro-Ng (half-sister, Born 1970), Auma Obama (half-sister, Born 1960)
|Address||5046 S Greenwood Avenue.
Chicago, IL 60615.
|Hobbies||Playing Basketball, watching television, playing scrabble and poker|
|Controversies||• A controversy was arose in 2009 when Obama said that riches should pay more taxes.
• When an 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 Health Care Reform Law 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 with 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|