Michelle Obama is the wife of the 44th president of United States of America, Barack Obama, and was also the First lady of the United States between 2009 and 2017. She made history in America by becoming the first African American First lady. Before finding her way to the Whitehouse Michelle Obama was a lawyer by profession and a mother of two daughters.
After her term in office today together with the former president there going straight to Netflix where they will be producing shows exclusive to the streaming service. Let’s get to know exactly what Michelle Obama net worth value is in 2018 and also uncover a few facts that you probably don’t know about Michelle Obama.
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama hails from Chicago Illinois where he was born in 1964 and raised up. She is the daughter of Fraser Robinson III and Marian Shields Robinson. She went to school at Bryn Mawr Elementary School, then joined Whitney Young High School where she was a student council treasurer before graduating in 1981. After graduation, Michelle went to Princeton University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1985. She would later join Harvard Law School where she graduated with a Juris Doctor (J.D) degree in 1988. Obama postgraduate degree placed her as the third First Lady to have achieved such a high academic level.
She met her future husband Barack Obama in the law firm, and after several years of dating, she got married to him on October 3, 1992, and together they have two daughters Natasha born in 2001 and Malia Ann born in 1998. She is a Christian and attends United Church of Christ.
Upon completing her law degree at the Harvard University, Michelle secured a job at Sidley & Austin law firm where she was a marketing and intellectual property expert. In 1991 she became an assistant to the Chicago Mayor and also held the position of Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Development. Two years later she was the Executive director of public Allies where her track record on fundraising was felt even a decade later after leaving the organization. In 1996 she secured a job at University of Chicago as the Associate Dean of Students Services. Still at the university, she worked as vice president for community and external affairs. Before leaving to work at her husband’s election, Obama was a board member at TreeHouse Foods, Wal-Mart, and in Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
During the 2008 presidential campaigns for her husband Michelle was involved heavily in the campaigns of her husband where she would travel to events, make appearances on the Oprah Winfrey show, The Daily Show and many other media channels, write her own speeches, and support her husband. Michelle became the First lady in 2009 till 2016 when her husband term in office was through.
During her time as the First Lady, Michelle Obama advocated for her husband’s policies and promoted his bills. She worked hard to advocate on behalf of military families, promote art and education. She was heavily criticised by women for not using her position to advocate women’s issues.
Other than her professional work Obama has also authored two books these are American Grown. Published in 2012 and Becoming. Published in 2018 by New York: Crown Publishing Group.
On Awards and Achievements Michelle Obama was a fashion icon where she was named among the top 10 world’s Best dressed people and on many occasions made appearances on the lists of best-dressed persons. She has also been awarded with Jerald Washington Memorial Founders’ Award and Most Fascinating person of the year award.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
Michelle Obama net worth is estimated to be $11.8 million. Even though she was the First lady, she was also a lawyer by profession and has also worked on other platforms. The source of Michelle Obama net worth fortune is her job as a lawyer, salary from the University of Chicago Hospitals where her salary was $273,618 and her various salaried board membership positions. Michelle Obama assets and her salary all totals to her final net worth value which is $11.8 million.
10 Facts You Need To Know About Michelle Obama
Here is a list of things you probably don’t know about Michelle Obama the First lady of United States between 2009 and 2017.
1. She goes by the nickname “Miche”.
2. Barack Obama calls her “My Rock”.
3. When she was growing up, she used to share her room with the brother with a room divider since they used to live in a one bedroom house together with the parents.
4. She skipped a year at school.
5. She loved to play the piano a lot, and it got deep into her that she had to be told to stop.
6. She didn’t want to compete in competitive sports since she could hear the brother telling her how much he hated losing.
7. When Barack Obama invited her on the first date, she declined to go.
8. Her favourite breakfast that would be some bacon, eggs and fruits.
9. One of the things Michelle dislikes so much are tights.
10. Among the foods she would cook for her husband is shrimp Linguini.
Michelle Obama worth figures are set to skyrocket high in 2019 if the deal with Netflix goes through. We do wish her some good health, and we can’t wait to see her on the screens again very soon.