The 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama, 51, is special, not only since he is the first black president ever, but also because of his interesting personality. The president who authorized the raid that killed Osama bin Laden also is the person who has read all the Harry potter novel and collected Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics.

Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961 at the Kapi'olani Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 1964 his mother Stanley Ann filed for divorce from Barack Sr.,when barack was only three years old,and got marriedto Lolo Soetoro, a foreign exchange student from Indonesia, at the University of Hawaii. Barack Sr. only visited his son once, in 1971 when Barack Jr. was 10 years old. Unfortunately, the death of Barack Sr. in a car accident in 1982 precluded the possibility that he and Barack Jr. would ever spend more time together as father and son.

Barack and Michelle LaVaughn Robinson met at the Sidney Austin law firm where they worked together. They were wed on October 3, 1992. The couple have two daughters Malia Ann and Natasha.

Here is some Interesting facts about this indomitable personality :

  1. He's the ninth cousin of Brad Pitt and eighth cousin of outgoing vice-President Dick Cheney
  2. He has eight half-siblings all through four other marriages of both of his parents.
  3. His name "Barack" means "one who is blessed".
  4. As a teenager he took drugs including marijuana and cocaine.
  5. July 2008 Newsweek poll found that 12 percent of US voters wrongly believed him to be a Muslim. Though he is a devout Christian
  6. He applied to appear in a black pin-up calendar while at Harvard but was rejected by the all-female committee.
  7. He won a Grammy in 2006 for the audio version of his memoir, Dreams From My Father
  8. He doesn't like ice-cream as a result of working at Baskin-Robbins as a teenager.
  9. While on the campaign trail he refused to watch CNN and had sports channels on instead
  10. He repaid his student loan only four years ago after signing his book deal