Barack Obama was elected as the 44th President of United States of America in 2009. He is the first African American who became President of The USA and also one of the most popular presidents of the modern world. Keep reading to know more about Barack Obama’s net worth in 2018.
Barack Hussein Obama was born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He studied in a local Indonesian school and then moved to Punahou School with scholarship aids. After completing graduation, Obama moved to LA and attended Occidental College. He later started working as a civil rights attorney and also taught constitutional law at Chicago Law School.
Obama has published several books, and many of them are bestsellers which include ‘Dreams from my father,’ ‘Of Thee I sing’ and ‘The Audacity of Hope.’
Obama’s advocacy job motivated him to run for a seat in Illinois State. He joined Democrats and won the election in 1996. In his initial years, he worked to expand health care services and childhood education programs for poor which later became his main programs during his presidency. Post 9/11, Obama’s position became politically strong, and in the 2004 general election, Obama became the third African American to be elected as US Senate.
He ran for 2008 Presidential elections and marked a stunning victory and became first Afro-American to achieve that honour.
He tied the knot with Michelle Obama on October 3, 1992, and they both have two daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama.
After the graduation, he started working as a civil rights attorney, and since he was always interested in Politics, he took a huge interest in the framework of American Political spectrum. The major event which brought his name in the limelight was his keynote address in Democratic Convention in Boston.
He was elected as Illinois State Senate, and in 2004 he won the election and became US Senate as Democrat from Illinois. In 2008, he ran for presidential elections, and was elected as the 44th President of the United States in November 2008, and took office in January 2009. His presidency was claimed as one of the most successful ones, and that’s the reason Obama was re-elected to a second term in November 2012.
Awards & Achievements
Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. Obama earned many accolades in various fields throughout his career including Time’s person of the year in 2012 and 2008 and Grammy Award for Best Spoken word Album for his autobiographical work The Audacity of Hope.
Net Worth of Barack Obama
Barack Obama has an estimated net worth of over $40 million. He received $1.4 Million in Nobel Prize, but he donated the sum to charity. As the president of the USA, he had an annual salary of 400 thousand dollars. Other sources of his income include the revenue he earned from his bestselling books.
Barack Hussein Obama is one of the most prominent personalities of our times. His humble nature and straightforward attitude have carried him to the heights of his career. He was elected as the president of one of the most powerful countries of the world. He has become immensely popular among all sections of the American population because of his open liberal views and his contribution in uplifting the health care and education levels of America.
He has been married to Michelle Obama and has two daughters from her. He interacts with TV celebrities, and Movie stars and most of the Hollywood fraternity has shown their support to his rule. He is also a good basketball and poker player.