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Barack Obama (04.08.1961) - American President.

Barack Obama Jr. is the 44th and current President of the USA. He used to be a Senator of Illinous state. He was born in Honolulu, on the 4th of August, 1961. His comes from a multicultural background. His mother was a white-born woman from Kansas, while his father was a Kenyan student on scholarship. When Barack was only two, his parents divorced. Barack Obama Sr. left for Kenya, remarried there and made his way to the Kenyan government. He visited his son only once in Hawaii in 1971. His mother, Stanley Ann Durham, married an Indonesian student and moved to Jakarta with a six-year-old son. The boy attended one of the local state schools there.

As the time passed, he returned to Honolulu and stayed with his grandparents. In 1979 he graduated from a prestigious private school Punahou. This school is proud of its famous alumni, which includes actors, athletes, politicians, etc. After the high school he studied at Occidental College in Los Angeles, but he soon transferred to Columbia University. Barack studied political science and international relations there. In 1983, having a Bachelor’s degree, he started working for one large international company as an editor in a financial department. Two years later, he settled in Chicago, where he worked for a charity organization. He was a social worker, who provided help to the residents of impoverished areas.

As he later declared this experience was the best education in his life, even better than Harvard, which he entered in 1988. Working for the charity, he understood that certain things in law and policy should be changed in order to improve people’s lives. In 1993 he graduated from Harvard Law School and started working for one law firm which specialized in civil rights legislation. Apart from that, he’s been teaching the course of constitutional law for the University of Chicago. Soon, he wrote and published his first book “Dreams from My Father”, which brought him fame and acknowledgement.

While teaching at university, he met his future wife - Michelle Robinson. In 1996 Barack won the election to the Senate of Illinois and that’s when his political career began to flourish. By 2004 he’s been already a member of the U. S. Senate. Four years later he ran for President, and despite having little political experience, he won. In January of 2009, he was sworn in as the 44th President of the USA. The same year he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to strengthen international diplomacy. He was reelected to a second term presidency in November of 2012, defeating the Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Obama’s two hobbies are basketball and poker. Since 1992 he is married and has two daughters.

Биография Барака Обамы на английском языке. Biography of Barack Obama
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