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Facts about Barack Obama

15. He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics.

14. He was a civil-rights lawyer and teacher before pursuing a political career.

13. Father: Barack Hussein Obama, Kenyan government official and former goat herder .Mother: Stanley Ann (Dunham) Obama Soetoro, anthropologist

12. Barack Obama is most famous for being the first African American President of the United States.

11. He’s bi-racial with a white mother and African father from Kenya. His parents met in 1960 in a Russian class at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where his father was a foreign student on scholarship.

10. His favorite basketball player is his daughter Sasha.

9. Obama was born on Aug. 4, 1961, in Honolulu. His first name, Barack, means "blessed" in Swahili and was also his Kenyan father's name.

8. Obama was sometimes teased in school for having the initials B.O., for being slightly chubby, and about his skin color.

7. He was known as "O'Bomber" at high school for his skill at basketball.

6. He was elected to the U.S. presidency in 2008, and won re-election in 2012 against Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

5. Barack grew up in the state of Hawaii as well as Jakarta, a city in Indonesia.

4. He has read every Harry Potter book.

3. His parents divorced when Barack was two years old.

2. The top contributors to his presidential campaign include Goldman Sachs, University of California, Citigroup Inc., Harvard University, and Time Warner.

1. He owns a set of red boxing gloves autographed by Muhammad Ali.

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