Barack Obama Sr.

1936 - 1982

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Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (; born Baraka Obama, 18 June 1934 – 24 November 1982) was a Kenyan senior governmental economist and the father of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States. He is a central figure of his son's memoir, Dreams from My Father (1995). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barack Obama Sr. has received more than 6,371,324 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Barack Obama Sr. is the 31st most popular economist (down from 28th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Kenya and the most popular Kenyan Economist.

Barack Obama Sr. is most famous for being the father of the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama Jr.

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  • 28

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Over the past year Barack Obama Sr. has had the most page views in the with 651,317 views, followed by Russian (56,150), and French (30,322). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Swahili (90.21%), Simple English (73.16%), and Dinka (49.53%)


Among economists, Barack Obama Sr. ranks 31 out of 414Before him are Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Henri Fayol, Carl Menger, Simon Kuznets, Michael Porter, and Herbert A. Simon. After him are William Petty, Elinor Ostrom, Ragnar Frisch, Jan Tinbergen, Léon Walras, and Wassily Leontief.

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Among people born in 1936, Barack Obama Sr. ranks 22Before him are John McCain, Valery Legasov, Ismail Kadare, Wilt Chamberlain, Dennis Hopper, and Ursula Andress. After him are Harald zur Hausen, Uwe Seeler, Zubin Mehta, Virna Lisi, David Carradine, and Michael Landon. Among people deceased in 1982, Barack Obama Sr. ranks 22Before him are Erving Goffman, Khalid of Saudi Arabia, Louis Aragon, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, Gala Dalí, and Jacques Tati. After him are Karl von Frisch, Glenn Gould, Georges Perec, Hugh Everett III, John Belushi, and Hugo Theorell.

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In Kenya

Among people born in Kenya, Barack Obama Sr. ranks 3 out of 150Before him are Wangari Maathai (1940), and Richard Dawkins (1941). After him are Roger Whittaker (1936), Jomo Kenyatta (1893), Louis Leakey (1903), Daniel arap Moi (1924), Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (1938), Deep Roy (1949), Mwai Kibaki (1931), Richard Leakey (1944), and Kipchoge Keino (1940).


Among economists born in Kenya, Barack Obama Sr. ranks 1After him are Urjit Patel (1963).