20 Barack Obama Facts: Information About the 44th President of the United States.

Here are twenty facts about Barack Obama. Some of these facts you’ll probably know already, but hopefully you’ll also learn something new about the 44th President.

  • Barack Obama’s full name is Barack Hussein Obama II.
  • He was born on August 4th 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Obama defeated John McCain in the US general election, becoming the 44th President of the United States. He is the first African American to be the US President.
  • Barack Obama studied at Columbia University and Harvard Law School.
  • He defeated Mitt Romney in the 2012 general election, winning a second term as President.
  • Obama ordered the military mission that led to the death of Osama Bin Laden.
  • Obama has 2 children, Malia and Sasha, with his wife, Michelle.
  • He is a massive basketball fan and plays regularly on the courts at the White House. He was a good high school player and was nicknamed ‘O Bomber’ for his jump-shooting skills.
  • He can speak Spanish and a little bit of Indonesian.
  • He loves to play poker and Scrabble.
  • Obama is left-handed.
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville is his favourite book.
  • His father was Barack Hussein Obama, an official in the Kenyan government.
  • The meaning of Barack is ‘One who is blessed’.
  • He was a State Senator in Illinois for eight years.
  • Barack Obama has written several books, including: Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, and The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.
  • He won a Grammy award for the audio book version of Dreams from My Father.
  • He doesn’t drink coffee or alcohol.
  • He enjoys listening to: Miles Davis, The Fugees and Bob Dylan.
  • Barack Obama is 6′ 1″.

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