How Old Is Obama Today? Barack Obama’s Age at the Time of His Inauguration

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Barack Obama, the former President of the United States, is 60 years old. On August 4, 1961, he was born.

 

Obama took office at the age of 47 years, 169 days, making him the sixth youngest person to be inaugurated to date.

 

Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. He was a Democrat. He previously served as an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004 and as a United States senator from 2005 to 2008.

 

Obama was born in the Hawaiian city of Honolulu. He worked as a community organizer in Chicago after graduating from Columbia University in 1983.

He entered Harvard Law School in 1988 and served as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review.

 

Following graduation, he worked as a civil rights attorney and professor at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 until 2004.

 

Returning to elected politics, he served Illinois’ 13th Senate district from 1997 to 2004, when he ran for the United States Senate.

 

Obama gained global notoriety in 2004 after winning the March Senate primary, delivering a well-received keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July, and winning a landslide November election to the Senate.

 

He was nominated for president by the Democratic Party in 2008, a year after launching his candidacy and following a tight primary race against Hillary Clinton.

 

Obama defeated Republican contender John McCain in the final election and was inaugurated on January 20, 2009, alongside running mate Joe Biden.

 

He was selected the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize recipient nine months later, a choice that received both acclaim and condemnation.

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