Ranking The World’s Top 30 Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize soon after becoming President. Credit: Shutterstock

2. Barack Obama

Only eight months after he became President of the United States, Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Prize. This was due to his efforts to garner peace with the Muslim world. After becoming President, he immediately set out to pull troops out of Iraq. The motivation for his receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize was because of his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”

Obama’s Presidency made an impact from the very start. Credit: Shutterstock

In addition to his peaceful negotiations, he also advocated for a nuclear-free world. Even before he became President, and in the time since he left the office, Obama has still been pushing for peace. During a speech, he once said, “Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges.”