|Real Name/Full Name||Michelle LaVaughn Robinson|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Michelle Obama|
|Birth Place:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||17 January 1964|
|Age/How Old:||59 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 77 Kg
In Pounds – 170 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Fraser Robinson III
Mother – Marian Shields Robinson
|School:||Whitney M. Young Magnet High School|
|College:||Princeton University, Harvard University|
|Husband/Spouse Name:||Barrack Obama|
|Kids/Children Name:||Malia Ann, Sasha|
|Profession:||Lawyer and an author|
|Net Worth:||$80 million|
|Last Updated:||March 2023|
Michelle Obama is an American lawyer and an author and wife to the 44th president of the United States of America, Barrack Obama. Michelle was the first African-American woman to have served as the first lady of the United States and was in the position from 2009 to 2017.
Well, how well do you know about Michelle Obama? If not much, here is what we know about Michelle Obama to date.
Biography and Early Life
Michelle was born Michelle LaVaughn Robinson to Fraser Robinson III( 1935 -1991) and Marian Shields Robinson on January 17, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois. Fraser was a city water plant employee while Marian was a secretary at Spiegel’s catalog store. However, Marian took to being a full-time homemaker to take care of Michelle and his elder brother Craig until Michelle entered high school.
Her father was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at a young age, which greatly impacted her emotionally as she grew up. No matter the negativity surrounding her and especially gender discrimination, Michelle took it upon herself to shun away the prejudice and used it to fuel herself up and keep him moving. Michelle was a bright student, and by grade six, she had joined a gifted class at Bryn Mawr Elementary school. She attended Whitney Young High School.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Michelle Obama in 2023 and what is her height and weight? Well, Michelle Obama’s age is 59 years old as of today’s date 21st March 2023 having been born on 17 January 1964. Though, she is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 170 lbs in Pound and 77 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark Brown and hair color is Black.
Michelle Robinson was inspired to join Princeton University amidst many warnings by her teachers in high school that she should not set her sight too high. She joined Princeton in 1981 and majored in sociology while minoring in African-American studies, and graduated in 1985.
Robinson later joined Harvard University, where she got her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in 1988.
Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids
Michelle met the love of her life Barrack Obama at Sidney Austin LLP, where they were among the few African-American at the law firm. Michelle was tasked with mentoring Barrack while he was a summer associate. Their relationship began shortly after, after business lunch and then a community organization meeting where Barrack impressed the lady. The two lovebirds got married on October 3, 1992.
Michelle suffered a miscarriage to which she underwent Vitro fertilization for their two daughters Malia Ann in 1998 and Sasha in 2001.
Michelle delivered a keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention as she campaigned for her husband’s presidential bid throughout 2007 and 2008. She has made other subsequent speeches at the 2012, 2016, and 2020 conventions. Obama also campaigned for her husband’s re-election in 2012, and by then, she had developed a more public image than in the 2008 election bid.
During her service time as the first lady, Michelle empowered women and advocated for healthy eating, poverty awareness, physical activity, and education. She was also considered a fashion icon as she continued in her endless support for African-American designers. Michelle has remained a top influencer even after Barrack’s presidential term was over and has topped Gallup’s poll for most admired women in America for three years.
Michelle was raised a United Methodist. Still, over the years and even within her marriage time to Barrack, they have changed to different churches but remain very devout Christians. Michelle also advocates for political awareness in church. She believes that these are political issues and moral issues that have to do with human dignity and human potential and create a better future for the children.
Michelle actively fought for LGBT rights during Barrack’s term as president and highly advocated for same-sex marriage. Senior adviser Valerie Jarett was a significant influence on Barrack.
Is Michelle Obama Lesbian?
Despite being very active in pushing for same-sex marriages and being vocal about it, Michelle herself is of a straight orientation. There have been numerous claims that she is transgender and that she was born as Michael and not Michelle, but there is no evidence to prove that any of these claims are true.
After Law school, Michelle took the role of associate at the Chicago office of the law firm Sidley & Austin, to which she met her husband to be Barrack.
Robinson took on being an assistant to Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley in 1991, and in 1992 she took the role of the assistant commissioner for the Chicago Department of planning and development. In 1993 she founded a leadership training program for young adults, the Chicago branch of Public Allies, and served as the executive director until 1996.
Michelle became the associate dean of student services at the University of Chicago in 1996, the same year Barrack got elected to the Illinois senate. She helped the school to organize community outreach programs, and in 2002 she became the University’s executive director of community and external affairs. She was the vice president of community and external affairs for the University of Chicago Medical Center in 2005.
Michelle served in Treehouse foods Inc. as a salaried board member shortly after her husband got into the senate until her husband announced that he would be vying for the presidency. She also served as one of the board members of the Chicago Council of Global Affairs.
Michelle has not been in many nominations for awards, but in 2020, she won a Grammy award where she received the award for best spoken word album at the 2020 Grammys.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Michelle Obama in 2023
As of 2023, Michelle has a net worth of $80 million. Reports came in that the Obamas were living in a 7000 square-foot main home and 29 oceanfront property, which cost $14.9million
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- After Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush, her immediate predecessors, Michelle, is the third first lady with a postgraduate degree.
- Michelle stands tall at 5 feet 11 inches with a weight of 77kg
- Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.
- Michelle’s hair color is Black, while her eye color is dark brown.
Michelle Obama is a typical woman who depicts willpower and believing in herself. She is an inspiration to many women worldwide and holds a high position in encouraging women to fight for what they want regardless of where they come from. Although she states that she is retiring soon to have more time with her husband, the amount of impact she has left behind will remain for generations to come.