During his term, Barack Obama turned the face of the United States and made it a better place to live in. From legalizing same-sex marriage to actively working towards the environment, Obama managed to be the favorite of every American.
Therefore, after the end of his term, not just Americans, but the whole world was upset. We all are aware of what he has done in his presidency. But ever wonder how much has the Nobel Peace Prize winner earned in his term? Today we’ll discuss some facts about Barack Hussein Obama.
Barack Obama’s Life before Presidency
Barack Obama served as the 44th President of the United States. He became the elected president in 2009 and his term ended in 2017. But how was his life before he became a President?
Obama was born on 4 August 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. His father, Barack Obama Sr. was African and his mother Ann Dunham was American. Throughout his life, Obama has lived in Hawaii, Seattle, and Indonesia. Hence he has experienced various cultures in his life. Moreover, Obama’s parents died when he was young. Besides, Barack Obama has also talked about getting into alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine during his teenage to cope with any existential crisis.
Later in 1989, Obama met Michelle at the Chicago law firm. They began dating and got married in 1992. They gave birth to Malia Ann and Natasha in 1998 and 2001 respectively.
Barack Obama’s Education
As Obama lived in multiple places, he spent his school life in different schools. When he lived in Indonesia at his stepfather’s place, he attended Indonesian language schools. As a result, he was capable of speaking Indonesian fluently. However, after moving back to Hawaii, he finished high school there.
Later, he moved to Los Angeles to attend Occidental College. That year, Obama made his first public speech to call for Occidental to participate in the disinvestment of South Africa against Apartheid. He then transferred to Columbia University in 1981 and majored in political science. Subsequently, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1983 and had a specialty in International Relations and English Literature. After that, he worked at Business International Corporations, a financial researcher and writer.
Obama’s Life Post-Presidency
After the end of his presidency term, Obama has still been active in politics. He is currently living in Kalorama, Washington, where Sasha attended her high school. Post Presidency, Obama has started undertaking high paid speaking engagements. He also made a joint appearance in Berlin with Angela Merkel. The former president visited Prince Harry at Kensington Palace. He actively condemned Trump’s decision of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement as well as the nuclear deal with Iran.
Subsequently, Obama went on an international trip and visited China, India and France. On the other hand, Mr. and Mrs. Obama signed with Netflix in 2018 to produce a docu-series, documentaries, and features under Obama’s production company.
Recently in 2020, Obama endorsed Joe Biden, his former Vice President in the 2020 election. He again criticized Trump for poorly handling the country amidst the COVID pandemic. Moreover, he addressed the youth and high school students in the event “Graduate Together: America honors the High School Class of 2020”.
Barack Obama Net Worth
Throughout his Presidency and Post Presidency, Obama has always done good for the country. As a result, Barack Obama’s presidential net worth was $135 million. However, The Obama’s are worth $40 million.