1. Barack Obama, The 44th President Of The United States Since 2009
Barack Hussein Obama II (born 4 August, 1961) is the first African American to be President of the United States. He was first inaugurated as President in 2009, as the 44th President of the United States and began his second term of presidency after being sworn in on January 20, 2013.
2. Running For Senator in Illinois in 2004
Barack Obama’s political journey has been quite successful since he ran for Senate in 2004. Obama ran for Senate in Illinois against opponent Alan Keyes. This was the first time in US history that two African Americans were running for a major party Senate seat.
3. Barack Obama Wrote Several Books, Helping Paying Back His Student Loans
He has written several books, and has been praised for many of them as well. His autobiography, “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance”, earned him a Grammy award for Best Spoken Word Album. Oprah Winfrey added his book, “The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream”, to her book club, which increased its popularity. The sale of his books helped him repay his student loans, which he paid off in 2004.