Barack Obama Facts – 66 Interesting Facts About Barack Obama

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Facts about Barack Obama

Soon after, his father returned to Kenya

His mother remarried in 1965 to Lolo Soetoro, a University of Hawaii student from Indonesia

Obama has a half sister Maya Soetoro Ng, was born in 1970.

Anarchy in Indonesia and fearing her son’s safety, Barak was sent to his maternal grandparents in Hawaii

His mother and half-sister later joined them.

Barack means blessed in Swahili and it was also his Kenyan father’s name

His childhood name was Barry

Obama enrolled at the Punahou Academy and graduated with academic honors in 1979

Tall and lanky he was diehard basketball player

Obama became conscious of racism and the hardships he endured as an African American which he poignantly recounts in his memoirs.