Did you know Pres. Obama enjoys basketball and poker? Check out the other facts "Extra" found out about our 44th president!
20 Entertaining Facts about President Obama
Pres. Obama is primarily of Kenyan, Irish and English ancestry.
2. One of Eight
Pres. Obama is the eighth left-handed U.S. President. The others are: Garfield, Hoover, Truman, Ford, Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Clinton.
3. TV Fave
Pres. Obama is a fan of the TV show “The Wire.”
4. Very First
Pres. Obama is the first U.S. President born in Hawaii.
President Obama has a half sister, Maya, born to his mother and stepfather in 1970.
6. BIG Fan
Pres. Obama is a die-hard Chicago White Sox fan!
7. Influential Man
In 2005 and 2007, President Obama was named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.”
Pres. Obama enjoys playing basketball and poker.
9. Kicked It in the Butt
Pres. Obama quit smoking before his campaign for the Democratic nomination — at Michelle’s suggestion.
During President Obama’s childhood in Hawaii, his classmates knew him as Barry. Now, he goes by the nicknames Bama and Rock.
11. College Years
Pres. Obama attended Columbia University and Harvard Law School.
12. Making a Mark
Barack Obama became the first African-American President of the Harvard Law Review.
13. Grammy Winner
In 2006, Pres. Obama won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Recording. The award was for the audio version of his autobiography “Dreams from My Father.”
14. Date Night
The President and First Lady went to see “Do the Right Thing” on their first date.
15. In the Past
President Obama admitted in his memoir that as a teen, he experimented with drugs. He said he is not proud of it and considers it a mistake of youth.
16. Bedtime Story
Every night President Obama is at home, he reads the “Harry Potter” books to his oldest daughter Malia.
17. Religious Beliefs
Pres. Obama is a Christian, but his father, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. was an atheist, and his mother, Ann Dunham, was agnostic.
President Obama’s first name comes from the word that means “blessed by God” in Arabic.
19. Legal Eagle
Pres. Obama was the 27th lawyer to be elected president.
20. Acting Relative
President Obama is related to actress Park Overall.