Barack Obama was the 44th President of the United States, if you have a minute spare, check out these top eleven facts about our former president.
Barack Obama was 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.