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Barack Obama

Former President of United States
Overview
Relationships
In The News
Paths
Family Members
Education
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Career History
Boards & Committees
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
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Political Donations Received
Advisors & Consultants
Awards & Honors
Creative Works
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Barack Obama

Former President of United States

Overview

Primary Location
Washington, DC, United States
Places Lived
Seattle, WA, United States

Chicago, IL, United States

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Jakarta, GO, Indonesia

Honolulu, HI, United States
Birth Location
Honolulu, HI, United States
Age
56 (Born 08/04/1961)
Notable Companies
Executive Office of the President Under Barack Obama

The Barack Obama Foundation
Awards
40
Board Seats
8
Number of Relationships
This person is connected to 1,389 people.
Interests
Running

Writing

Basketball

Relationships See Details


Former Executive Director for Community Affair at The University of Chicago Medical Center

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at The Habitat Company LLC

Co-Chairman at Building Americas Future Educational Fund

Senior Principal at Markle Foundation

Founder at Ariel Investments LLC

Founder at Psp Capital Partners LLC

Former Co-Chairman at Barack Obama's Campaign for President of United States, 2008

President of Turkey

Professor at Harvard University - Harvard Law School

Distinguished Fellow at Council on Foreign Relations
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Family Members

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Vice President of Player Development & G-League Operations at New York Knicks LLC
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Former Executive Director for Community Affair at The University of Chicago Medical Center
The University of Chicago Medical Center includes a primary adult care hospital, a children's hospital, a women's health and maternity facility, an outpatient care center, a network of area physicians and a home health care organization. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Educational Background

J.D., magna cum laude 
Class of 1991 
Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.
JD Law 
Class of 1991 
Harvard was established in 1636, and it is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
BA Political Science-International Relations 
Class of 1983 
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.
BA Politcal Science 
Class of 1981 
In 1887, the year a group of knowledge-thirsty Presbyterians founded "The Occidental University of Los Angeles, California," a Kansas prohibitionist named Harvey Wilcox purchased a ranch just west of the city, naming it Hollywood. Tuition in 1888, the year Oxy opened its doors, was $50. The new college wasn't exactly swamped with applicants: 40 students enrolled that fall. Southern California's oldest football rivalry? Not UCLA-USC. Oxy and Pomona first squared off in 1895 -- preceding those other guys by more than 30 years. Student body president Clarence Spaulding became Oxy's first Rhodes Scholar in 1908. Today, Oxy still has more Rhodes Scholars (10) than USC (9). Big changes came to campus in 1926: freshmen were required to live on campus for the first time, and the Oxy basketball team had to adjust to playing indoors after Alumni Gymnasium was built. Sammy Lee '43's first gold medal in diving at the 1948 London Games wasn't Oxy's first Olympic hardware: Tigers have won a total of seven medals. If Oxy were a country, we'd be tied with Israel and Tunisia. In 1992, with the nation's eyes on Los Angeles during the largest riots the country had seen since the '60s, Occidental was recognized on the front page of The Wall Street Journal for its forward-thinking stance on diversity. A knight who hits people with a chicken? A commanding officer of a naval base and the Girl Scouts? The James Dean of disability studies? There are some brilliant characters among our notable alumni.
Attendee 
Class of 1979 
Punahou School provides educational services. Its services include academics, arts, athletics and extended learning. The company was founded in 1841 and is headquartered in Honolulu, HI.
Attendee 
Class of 1971 
Attendee 
Class of 1970 
Attendee 
Class of 1967 

Memberships

Member
Current
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. The CGI Annual Meeting is held each September in New York City. CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting devoted to economic recovery and job creation in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which hosts an annual meeting for undergraduate and graduate students who are developing commitments in their communities and around the world.
Member
The Harvard Law Review is a student-run organization whose primary purpose is to publish a journal of legal scholarship. The Review comes out monthly from November through June and has roughly 2000 pages per volume. The organization is formally independent of the Harvard Law School. Student editors make all editorial and organizational decisions and, together with a professional business staff of three, carry out day-to-day operations.

Career History

Founder
Current
The Foundation serves as the vehicle by which the Library, Museum and Foundation offices are constructed, and, in accordance with the statutory requirements outlined in the Presidential Libraries Act, by which the endowment necessary for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to operate the Library is created and funded. The Foundation anticipates negotiating a joint use agreement with NARA in the future that will outline the responsibilities of both the Foundation and the federal government. The Foundation, officially established as an operating, 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in January of 2014, will both plan and develop the Project and engage in activities reflecting President Obama’s values and priorities throughout his career in public service: expanding economic opportunity, inspiring an ethic of American citizenship and promoting peace, justice and dignity throughout the world. The Project will be an anchor for economic development and help cultivate a strong relationship in the surrounding community. In addition to the Library and Museum, it will include an Institute that will enhance the pursuit of the President’s initiatives beyond 2017 and have local, regional and global impacts. The Foundation will raise private funds, convene partners who share the President’s goals and vision, serve as a repository of information and otherwise marshal resources to address present and future global and domestic challenges of interest to the President. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of directors and chaired by civic leader Martin Nesbitt.
President
2009 - 2017
Senator
2005 - 2008
Senator from the 13th District
1997 - 2004
Of Counsel
1993 - 2004
Senior Lecturer in Law
1993 - 2004
The University of Chicago's Office of Investments (COI) is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago. COI oversees the broad investment strategy and provides input to the development of the strategic and tactical investment policies of the University & UCMC endowments, pension plans and self-insurance trust assets. Their strategy combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, seeking to achieve superior investment performance on a risk-adjusted basis. COI's approach seeks to evaluate the investment strategy as an integrated part of the operating plans of the University rather than in isolation and focuses the the University's overall success, not investment returns. The endowment is well-diversified across a variety of asset classes, including global stocks and bonds, real estate, natural resources, private equity, absolute return strategies and protection (tail-hedging strategies). Asset class exposure is achieved primarily by selecting and engaging external managers. COI manages the global macro and the overlay portfolio to ensure that the portfolio’s overall positioning is compliance with the endowment's investment guidelines. COI's strategies for investing in the public markets include: Absolute Return, Private Debt, Fixed Income and Credit. and Global Equities. COI's real assets team invests globally in real estate and natural resources using outside managers. The real estate portfolio invests globally in value-added and opportunistic strategies using both private partnerships and public vehicles. The natural resources portfolio invests globally in strategies that include, but are not limited to: oil and gas exploration & production; power generation; infrastructure; timber; mining and minerals; and agriculture.
Director
1992 - 1992
PROJECT VOTE WORKS TO INCREASE VOTER REGISTRATION AND PARTICIPATION BY UNDERREPRESENTED CITIZENS.
Senior Lecturer in Constitutional Law
1991 - 2004
University of Chicago Law School is the graduate school of law at the University of Chicago. It was founded in 1902 by a coalition of donors led by John D. Rockefeller, and is consistently one of the highest-rated law schools in the United States. The U.S. News & World Report ranks it fourth among U.S. law schools, and it is noted particularly for its influence on the economic analysis of law.
1990 - Prior
Hopkins & Sutter was a Chicago-based law firm established by Albert Hopkins and Harry Sutter. Hopkins had worked for two years at the Interstate Commerce Commission and for one year with the predecessor to the Internal Revenue Service while Sutter was tax counsel to the Guaranty Trust Company of New York. In 1923 the firm opened an office in Washington, D.C.. Hopkins also operated an office in Detroit, Michigan. The firm was known for its expertise in tax, insurance, public policy and transportation finance work. Hopkins & Sutter acquired the lobbying and public policy boutique Leonard, Ralston in 1997.
Associate
1989 - Prior
Sidley Austin LLP (Hong Kong) is a Hongkongese private company that provides legal services.
1985 - Prior
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, WHILE TRAINING COLLEGE STUDENTS IN CIVIC PARTICIPATION AND ADVOCACY SKILLS. PROGRAMS ARE DIRECTED BY THE STUDENTS OF THE PARTICIPATING NEW YORK STATE COLLEGES THAT ALLOCATE A PORTION OF THEIR STUDENT ACTIVITY FEES TO THE ORGANIZATION.
Consultant & Instructor
Prior
Research Associate, Financial Services Division
Prior

Boards & Committees

Corporate Boards ▾
Honorary Co-Chair
Current
Non-Profit Boards ▾
Honorary Board Member
Current
buildOn, Inc. operates as an international nonprofit organization that runs youth service afterschool programs in United States high schools, and builds schools in developing countries. The company was founded by Jim Ziolkowski in 1991 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.
Member, Board of Directors
1995 - 2002
Member, Board of Directors
1994 - 2002
The Joyce Foundation supports the development of policies that both improve the quality of life for people in the Great Lakes region and serve as models for the rest of the country. We invest in and focus on today's most pressing problems while also informing the public policy decisions critical to creating opportunity and achieving long-term solutions. The work is based on sound research and is focused on where we can add the most value. We partner with others and encourage innovative and collaborative approaches with a regional focus and the potential for a national reach. - See more at: http://www.joycefdn.org/about/our-mission/#sthash.ZiR2QO1n.dpuf
Member, Board of Directors
1994 - 2002
Director
Prior
Member, Board of Directors
Prior
Government Boards ▾
Chairman
Prior
The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) was established by Executive Order on November 23, 1993. This Cabinet-level Council is the principal means within the executive branch to coordinate science and technology policy across the diverse entities that make up the Federal research and development enterprise. Chaired by the President, the membership of the NSTC is made up of the Vice President, the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Cabinet Secretaries and Agency Heads with significant science and technology responsibilities, and other White House officials. A primary objective of the NSTC is the establishment of clear national goals for Federal science and technology investments in a broad array of areas spanning virtually all the mission areas of the executive branch. The Council prepares research and development strategies that are coordinated across Federal agencies to form investment packages aimed at accomplishing multiple national goals. The work of the NSTC is organized under five primary committees: Environment, Natural Resources and Sustainability; Homeland and National Security; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education; Science; and Technology. Each of these committees oversees subcommittees and working groups focused on different aspects of science and technology and working to coordinate across the federal government.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$131K
2010
The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of its men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates 'comfort homes,' built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.There is at least one Fisher House at every major military medical center to assist families in need and to ensure that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment. Annually, the Fisher House program serves more than 11,000 families, and have made available nearly three million days of lodging to family members since the program originated in 1990. By law, there is no charge for any family to stay at a Fisher House operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs; and Fisher House Foundation uses donations to reimburse the individual Fisher Houses operated by the Army, Navy, and Air Force. No family pays to stay at any Fisher House!In addition to constructing new houses, Fisher House Foundation continues to support existing Fisher Houses and help individual military families in need. It is also proud to administer and sponsor Scholarships for Military Children, the Hero Miles program, and co-sponsor the Newman's Own Award.

Political Donations

$4,600
2008
Former Senator from New York
$1,000
2004
Co-Founder at National Center For Missing & Exploited Children
$1,000
1999
$250
1998
$250
1996
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Political Donations Received

$750
2013
$500
2013
Founder at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Inc.
$1,000
2013
Founder at Global Green USA
$500
2013
Co-Founder at Seraaj Family Homes, Inc.
$250
2013
Chief Executive Officer at Pinnacle Engines, Inc.
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Advisors & Consultants

Advisor
 

President at Warburg Pincus LLC
Advisor
 

Co-Founder at Consonance Capital Partners LP
Advisor
 

Vice Chairman & Partner at O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Advisor
 

Strategic Advisor at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Advisor
 

President at Jones Group International
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Awards & Honors

Rank #48
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Most Powerful People
Sponsored by
Rank #1
2016
Modern Healthcare Magazine - 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Rank #2
2015
Modern Healthcare Magazine - 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
2015
TIME - 100 Most Influential People in the World
Sponsored by
2014
Accounting Today Magazine - Top 100 Most Influential People
Sponsored by
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Creative Works

Author
2010
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters
Author
1995
Dreams from My Father
Author
2006
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

Events

Attendee
Million Man March
Attendee
Barack Obama's Presidential Campaign Fundraiser at the 40/40 Club
Attendee
2013 TechNet Day
Attendee
2013 Points of Light Award Ceremony
Attendee
New York City, NY
2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting
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