After winning the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States of America.
He may not be popular with everyone, but he had enough backing to become the successor to Donald Trump.
Biden has worked within the US governmental system for decades and has been a record-breaker throughout his career.
His consistency and dedication to his work have allowed him to implement life-changing laws and help the progression of the country.
He has also experienced a turbulent life, filled with tragedy and loss as well as success and wealth.
Biden’s experiences have shaped him into the character he is today.
Here we’re going to look at the facts about the 46th US President, Joe Biden.
- Biden’s full name is Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.
2. He is 78 years old and was born on November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
3. Biden has a stutter and to improve his speech he has been reciting poetry since his early twenties.
4. Biden was drafted for the Vietnam War but failed his medical test due to his asthma.
5. Biden met his first wife whilst on spring break in the Bahamas.
6. They married in 1966 and had their first son in 1969.
7. In 1967 Biden purchased a puppy for his wife Neilia and called it “Senator”.
8. In 1972 Biden made history by becoming the fifth-youngest Senator in the US at age 29.
9. Shortly after, Biden lost his wife and daughter in a car accident in 1972, and both sons were hospitalized with severe injuries.
10. When Biden became a Senator, he took the official oath from his son’s hospital room.
11. Following the accident, Biden started taking the 75 minute long Amtrak from his home in Delaware to Washington for the next 30 years.
12. The crew of the Amtrak became “family” and Biden regularly hosted barbecues at his home for conductors and crew members.
13. After going on a blind date set up by his brother, Biden married Jill Tracy Jacobs in 1977.
14. In February 1988, Biden underwent surgery for a brain aneurysm, three months later he had the same surgery after a second aneurysm was found.
15. In 2000 Biden became senior Senator of Delaware.
16. Shortly after, Biden became the longest-serving Senator of Delaware in history.
17. Beau, Biden’s eldest son died in 2015 due to a battle with brain cancer.
18. Biden had four children; Beau, Hunter, and Naomi with his first wife and Ashley with his second wife.
19. Obama surprised Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on January 12, 2017, during a White House ceremony.
20. On February 1, 2017, Biden and his wife Jill founded the “Biden Foundation”.
21. As of 2018 Biden became the 18th longest-serving senator in the US.
22. On April 25, 2019, Biden ended the Biden Foundation to focus on his campaign for president.
23. Biden has run for president three times; in 1988, 2008 and 2020.
24. Biden is the oldest president to be inaugurated in American history.
25. On November 24, 2020, Biden once again went down in history by becoming the first president to receive more than 80 million votes.
26. He was the first president elect in US history to mention transgender people in his victory speech.
27. Shortly after the election on November 29, 2020, Biden slipped whilst playing with his dog, Major, and was left with hairline fractures in his foot.
28. Biden’s favorite movie is Chariots of Fire (1981).
29. Biden is a car enthusiast and owns a 1967 Corvette Stingray which his father gave to him as a wedding gift.
30. Biden is 6 feet (1.83 meters) tall.
Biden has had challenging moments throughout his life, we can only hope that his vast wealth of experience will help him become an amazing president for the United States.