Learn all about the life of the 44th President of the United States in this
updated biography of Barack Obama, specially written for a younger audience.
University Professor. Nobel Peace Prize Winner. First African American President
of the United States.
President Obama was born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii. With relatives
in Kenya, Ireland, Indonesia, and Kansas, President Obama has referred to his
family as "a mini–United Nations." He attended college on both coasts, first at
Occidental in California, then at Columbia in New York City. After graduating
from Harvard Law School, he practiced and taught law in Chicago. In 2005 Barack
started his political career