President Barack Obama Turns 50!!! 50 Facts You Didn’t Know!

50-Facts you about U.S. President Obama:

Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham (1942-1995), known as Ann, came from an old American family. Her father and mother were nonpracticing Baptists and Methodists, respectively.

He won a Grammy in 2006 for the audio version of his memoir, Dreams From My Father

He is left-handed – the sixth post-war president to be left-handed

He has read every Harry Potter book

By August 2008, He had more than a thousand videos on YouTube

He worked in a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop as a teenager and now can’t stand ice cream

His favourite snacks are chocolate-peanut protein bars

He ate dog meat, snake meat, and roasted grasshopper while living in Indonesia

He can speak Spanish

He has Jay Z and Ludacris on his iPod

He is a fan of show-tunes and gave an iPod full of them to the Queen of England

He loves playing Scrabble

He moved to Chicago and worked as a director of the Developing Communities Project after college

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

He was given the code name “Renegade” by his Secret Service handlers

He was nicknamed “Bar” by his late grandmother

He plans to install a basketball court in the White House grounds

His favourite artist is Pablo Picasso

His speciality as a cook is chilli

He has said many of his friends in Indonesia were “street urchins”

He keeps on his desk a carving of a wooden hand holding an egg, a Kenyan symbol of the fragility of life

His favorite show is “The Wire”

He and his wife donated $25,000 to the United Negro College fund

He changed his name from Barry back to Barack in College to assert his identity

He majored in Political Science at Columbia University

He was in the Black Student’s Union at both Occidental and Columbia

His old desk in his Senate office once belonged to Robert Kennedy

His daughter Sasha’s real name is Natasha

He has seven half-brothers and sisters in Kenya from his father’s other marriages

He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law School in 1991.

Obama achieved celebrity status after his speech to the Democratic National Convention in 2004, launching what has been called “Obamamania”

Obama once said the three men he admired the most were Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King, Jr

He worked as a summer associate at the Sidley Austin law firm in Chicago

He wears Hart Schaffner Marx suits

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

He can bench press an impressive 200lbs

He owns four identical pairs of black, size 11 shoes

He took Michelle to see the Spike Lee film Do The Right Thing on their first date

He was known as “O’Bomber” at high school for his skill at basketball

He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics

He is a family man.

He would have liked to be an architect if he were not a politician

His favorite drink is black forest berry iced tea

His maternal grandfather fought in World War II

He was only one of three black students at Punahou Academy, in Hawaii

His height is 6′ 1½”

“His first car had so much rust that there was a rusted hole in the passenger door” –Michelle Obama

He predicted UNC to win the Final Four

Obama met his wife Michelle Robinson, a South Side Chicago native, while he was interning at the Chicago law firm of Sidley Austin

Obama was the first Black President of the Harvard Law Review in 1990

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  1. I didn’t know President Obama won a grammy!