Barack Obama was bornon 4 August 1961 in Honolulu, Hawai, USA, United States, is President, United States. Barack Obama is #48 in Most Powerful People In The World. America's outgoing president faces a legacy in jeopardy as his successor has threatened to unravel signature achievements, including healthcare reform and the Iranian nuclear accord. The 44th leader of the free world will likely still retain influence as a kingmaker in the Democratic Party, but has yet to announce plans for after his term ends in January 2017. Obama is leaving office at a time of global upheaval; a surge in populism has generated political instability in Europe, punctuated by the June 2016 Brexit. Domestically, his successor Donald Trump rode a similar wave of electoral dissatisfaction to victory, despite Obama's best efforts to stop him.