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Barack Obama Sr.

1936 - 1982

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Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (; 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 5,705,819 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Barack Obama Sr. is the 30th most popular economist (down from 20th 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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Among economists, Barack Obama Sr. ranks 30 out of 315Before him are Joseph Stiglitz, Herbert A. Simon, Simon Kuznets, Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, William Petty, and Carl Menger. After him are Klaus Schwab, Alexander Hamilton, Ronald Coase, Gunnar Myrdal, Léon Walras, and Karl Polanyi.

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Among people born in 1936, Barack Obama Sr. ranks 19Before him are Mikhail Tal, John McCain, Barry Barish, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Robert Woodrow Wilson, and David Carradine. After him are F. W. de Klerk, Harald zur Hausen, Richard Bach, Dennis Hopper, Wilt Chamberlain, and Zubin Mehta. Among people deceased in 1982, Barack Obama Sr. ranks 20Before him are Erving Goffman, Vasily Chuikov, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jacques Tati, Glenn Gould, and Khalid of Saudi Arabia. After him are Louis Aragon, Gala Dalí, Karl von Frisch, Hans Selye, Gilles Villeneuve, and Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr.

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In Kenya

Among people born in Kenya, Barack Obama Sr. ranks 3 out of 140Before him are Richard Dawkins (1941) and Wangari Maathai (1940). After him are Jomo Kenyatta (1893), Louis Leakey (1903), Richard Leakey (1944), Roger Whittaker (1936), Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (1938), Daniel arap Moi (1924), Deep Roy (1949), Mwai Kibaki (1931), and Eliud Kipchoge (1984).


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