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Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States, if you have a minute spare, check out these top eleven facts about our president.
- Barack Obama is the first black US senator.
- His birth name is Barack Hussein Obama II.
- Both of Barack Obama’s parents are dead, his mother died of cancer in 1995 and his father in a car accident in 1982.
- Barack Obama has a half-sister from Indonesia, which is from his mother’s latter marriage and he has several half-siblings from his father’s later marriages in Kenya.
- He admits to taking drugs in his youth days.
- When asked to name one of his hidden talents he said: “I’m a pretty good poker player”.
- If he wasn’t a politician, he said that he would like to be an architect.
- He is a good basketball player and enjoys the sport.
- He has been mentioned in songs by Jadakiss and Common, and Neil Young, there are also many parodies about him.
- He made an appearance at the national political scene in 2004 and delivered a speech at the Democratic Party national convention.
- In 2006, Barack Obama won a Grammy in the Best Spoken Word category for his readings of his autobiography.