Barack Obama Quick Facts

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Meaning of the name “Barack”: One who is blessed
Barack's nickname when he was young: Barry
August 4, 1961
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii
Height: 6’1”
Alma Mater: Columbia University (1983); Harvard Law School (1991)
Marital Status: Married
Wife’s Name: Michelle Obama
Date of Marriage: October 18, 1992
Children: (2) Malia Ann Obama, born 1999; Natasa Obama (known as Sasha), born 2001
Residence: Chicago, Illinois
Parents: Barack Obama. Sr., from Kenya, and Ann Dunham, from Kansas (Mother and father have passed away)
Religion: Christian
Hobbies: Poker and basketball