Famous Friends of Barack Obama

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As the leader of the free world, you're guaranteed to collect some big names as friends. This list of famous people who are friends with Barack Obama, proves that it's good to be in charge. Every person on this list has either been seen in public with Barack Obama, or is known to be acquaintances or best friends with Barack Obama.

From the people who have had a falling out with Barack Obama to Barack Obama's current best friends and buddies, these are the people that Barack Obama has or had a relationship with at some point. If you notice that any of Barack Obama's celebrity friends are missing from the list, you can add them below and make this list of Barack Obama's friends that much better.
 
Would you like to be friends with  Charlize Theron, George Clooney and Leo DiCaprio? All you have to do is win a presidential election.This list answers the questions, "Who are Barack Obama's bros?" and "Which celebrities is Barack Obama friends with?"



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    Beyoncé Knowles has performed at several Obama-related events, including his second term inauguration in 2013. A year later, a French tabloid circulated rumors that she and the President had an affair - which American news outlets shot down immediately.

    Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father Mathew ...more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houston
    • Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Television producer, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Austin Powers: Goldmember, Dreamgirls, The Pink Panther, Epic, The Fighting Temptations, + more
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    President Obama and Oprah have a long history together, as she knew him from his community organizing days in Chicago. Winfrey is thought to have helped put Obama on the map as a national candidate when she endorsed him in 2006, publicly saying she hoped he'd run - even before he'd made the decision to run. She later hosted multiple fundraisers for him, and made numerous appearances on his behalf.

    Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011.more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: USA, Kosciusko, Mississippi
    • Profession: Businessperson, Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Princess and the Frog, The Color Purple, Ocean's Thirteen, Bee Movie, The Butler, + more
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    President Obama has described the actor and producer as "a good man and a good friend." That friendship has continued, and as recently as 2014, Clooney stormed out of a party hosted by casino billionaire Steve Wynn after the mogul insulted the president.

    George Timothy Clooney is an American actor, writer, producer, director, and activist. He has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for acting and the other for producing. Clooney made his acting debut on television in 1978, and later gained wide ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: USA, Lexington, Kentucky
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Batman & Robin, From Dusk till Dawn, Gravity, + more
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    Smith supported Obama's candidacy by hosting multiple fundraisers, and in 2009, Smith and his wife Jada hosted the concert after Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. is an American actor, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and has ...more

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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Rapper, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Men in Black, Independence Day, Men in Black 3, I Am Legend, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, + more
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    The Sex and the City actress hosted several Obama fundraisers at her New York home, and also recently worked with Michelle Obama to highlight the employment needs of military spouses.

    Sarah Jessica Parker is known for her leading role as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO television series Sex and the City. She was also an executive producer on the show, and won two Emmy Awards, for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2001 and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2004. Parker made her ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Nelsonville, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Mars Attacks!, Footloose, Ed Wood, Sex and the City, Flight of the Navigator, + more
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    Gwen Stefani hosted a fundraiser for Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. She hosted the First Lady and the children of some wealthy donors as a $2,500 per person "play date."

    Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and actress. She is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band No Doubt. During the band's hiatus, Stefani embarked on her solo career, releasing her debut album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. in 2004. Inspired by music of the ...more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: USA, Fullerton, California
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Designer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Zoolander, The Aviator, The Voice, No Doubt: Live in the Tragic Kingdom, Harajuku Lovers Live, + more
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    The Desperate Housewives star was named one of the co-chairs for President Obama's re-election campaign.She was also tapped to provide advice on reaching out to Latino communities.

    Eva Jacqueline Longoria is an American actress, producer, director, activist and businesswoman. Longoria's career began in 1998, when she won the title of Miss Corpus Christi, and later began entering talent contests that led her to Los Angeles; shortly after, she was spotted and signed by a theatrical ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Desperate Housewives, General Hospital, The Heartbreak Kid, Arthur Christmas, The Young and the Restless, + more
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    Alicia Keys has performed at many Obama events, even going so far as to slightly tweak the lyrics of her hit "Girl on Fire", changing them to "Obama's on fire" at his 2013 inauguration party.

    Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records. Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial ...more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor
    • Credits: Smokin' Aces, The Secret Life of Bees, The Nanny Diaries, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, America: A Tribute to Heroes, + more
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    Tom Hanks has been a vocal supporter of Barack Obama for many years. In fact, he joking remarked that would be okay with Obama receiving a third term. “I’m voting for Barack Obama, 2016,” Hanks said. “Yes I am. Four more years.”

    Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks is an American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. Hanks worked in television and family-friendly comedies before achieving success as a dramatic actor portraying several notable roles, including Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia, the title role in ...more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: USA, California, Concord
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Toy Story, Toy Story 3, Toy Story 2, + more
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    The U2 singer has referred to President Obama as "an extraordinary man." The Obama family dined with Bono and his family at their local pub on a 2013 trip to Ireland.

    Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best recognized as the frontman of the Dublin-based rock band U2. Bono was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive ...more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Activist, Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Guitarist, Songwriter, + more
    • Credits: GoldenEye, Across the Universe, Brüno, The Million Dollar Hotel, Sightings of Bono, + more
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    President Obama has been a longtime friend of the rapper, and has dropped hidden references to Jay-Z lyrics and mannerisms in his speeches. Jay-Z has also claimed he trades text messages with the president - which the president has denied, saying he's not allowed to use a smartphone.

    Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name Jay Z, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America. In 2014, Forbes estimated Jay Z's net worth at nearly $520 million. He is one of the world's ...more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Paid in Full, Annie, State Property, Streets Is Watching, The Love We Make, + more
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    The Mad Max actress met the President backstage at the Jimmy Kimmel Show, and then told the host that she was so nervous about meeting him that she jokingly invited him to go to a strip club with her. No word on whether the two actually went, though it's doubtful.

    Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress, producer, and fashion model. She starred in early films in the late 1990s, such as The Devil's Advocate, Mighty Joe Young and The Cider House Rules. Theron received critical acclaim for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster, for ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: South Africa, Benoni, Gauteng
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Film Producer, Model, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Arrested Development, Prometheus, The Italian Job, The Devil's Advocate, Snow White and the Huntsman, + more
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    The rapper and Chicago native has had a complicated relationship with President Obama. West has campaigned for Obama, and has even claimed that the president has his home phone number. But Obama has also called West a "jackass" on several occasions, and appears to find his behavior grating at times.

    Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, director, painter, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. West first gained prominence as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records; he achieved recognition for his work on rapper Jay-Z's The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for musical ...more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, + more
    • Credits: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Love Guru, State Property 2, Cruel Summer, + more
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    The director and producer has been close to Obama for many years, hosting a number of fundraisers for him and publicly appearing on his behalf. In August 2015, Spielberg and several other entertainment luminaries have started helping plan a "narrative" for Obama's post-presidential career.

    Steven Allan Spielberg is an American filmmaker. Spielberg is consistently considered as one of the leading pioneers of the New Hollywood era, as well as being viewed as one of the most popular and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. In a career spanning more than four decades, Spielberg's ...more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Businessperson, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Jaws, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, + more
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    The actor and director is a longtime Obama supporter, and is a vocal Democrat. He's gone so far as to say he doesn't care for watching actors he knows to be Republican.

    Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt, better known as Ben Affleck, is an American actor and filmmaker. Throughout his career, he has won two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. Affleck began his career as a child actor, starring in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi. He later appeared in ...more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: USA, California, Berkeley
    • Profession: Businessperson, Professional Poker Player, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Dazed and Confused, Good Will Hunting, Field of Dreams, Armageddon, Shakespeare in Love, + more
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    While the President and Hillary Clinton have a complicated history dating back to their competition for the Democratic nomination in 2008, the two have worked closely together, and Obama tapped her for Secretary of State.

    Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American attorney, politician and member of the Democratic Party. As the wife of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, she was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. She then represented New York in the United States Senate from 2001 to ...more

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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Politician, Diplomat, Official, Author, + more
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    While the former Vice President endorsed Obama in 2008, the relationship between the two has become more distant lately. Gore sharply criticized Obama over his stance on Arctic drilling.

    Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., is an American environmental activist, author, businessperson, former politician and former journalist. He served as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Environmentalist, Advocate, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Futurama: Bender's Big Score, An Inconvenient Truth, Recount, Johnny Cash's America
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    While the golfer has never publicly endorsed President Obama, the two are friends.  Obama has played golf with Woods on several occassions, and invited him to the White House.

    Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods is an American professional golfer who is among the most successful golfers of all time. He has been one of the highest-paid athletes in the world for several years. Following an outstanding amateur and two-year college golf career, Woods turned professional at age 20 in late ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Cypress, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Golfer, Athlete, Writer
    • Credits: Monday Night Golf
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    The billionaire and former New York City mayor endorsed Obama for re-election, and the two have campaigned together several times.

    Michael Rubens Bloomberg is an American business magnate, politician, and philanthropist. He served as the 108th Mayor of New York City, holding office for three consecutive terms beginning with his first election in 2001. With a net worth of $36.5 billion, he is the 10th richest person in the United ...more

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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
    • Profession: Business magnate, Businessperson, Politician, Entrepreneur
    • Credits: New Year's Eve, Focus, The Gates, Holes in My Shoes
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    The Boss has been a vocal supporter of Barack Obama going back to 2008. He's also joined Obama on stage many times, performed at his 2012 inauguration, and has had a number of private conversations with him.

    Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and humanitarian. He is best known for his work with his E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americana working class, sometimes political sentiments centered on his ...more

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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: Long Branch, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer
    • Credits: High Fidelity, Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night, America: A Tribute to Heroes, Dead End Street, Blood Brothers, + more
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