Former First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama was born on 17 January 1964, in Chicago, Illinois USA, and is a writer as well as a lawyer, but clearly best known for residing in The White House during her husband’s presidency from 2009 until 2017.
So just how rich is Michelle Obama? According to authoritative sources, Michelle Obama’s net worth is estimated to be $12 million. Among her most valuable assets is her Chrysler 30C car, which is valued at $30,000 and Ford Escape Hybrid, which cost $26,000.
Michelle Obama Net Worth $12 Million
Michelle Obama studied at Whitney M. Young High School, and then enrolled at Princeton University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, following which she attended Harvard Law School, where she earned her Juris Doctor degree. While she was still in Harvard, Michelle took part in various demonstrations, and even had a job at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. She continued her work at the “Sidley Austin” law firm, then moved on to become a Mayor’s Assistant, and later an executive director for the non-profit organization Public Allies in Chicago, which focused on helping youth. Obama briefly worked at the University of Chicago, and University of Chicago Hospitals, and was a board member of the food processing company called “Tree House Foods”.
When Barack Obama decided to run for the United States House of Representatives, Michelle supported him in his campaign, just as she did during his subsequent presidential campaign. Michelle Obama became the First Lady in 2009, as a result of which she had to focus more attention on public matters. She started out by visiting soup kitchens, shelters and a number of schools to promote her ideas on a healthy lifestyle, and general support for the community.
An active supporter of healthy lifestyle, Michelle Obama has significantly contributed to the “Let’s Move!” campaign launched in 2010, the main aim of which is to prevent childhood obesity. As a result of this, “Chefs Move to Schools” was successfully implemented that same year. In 2012, Michelle published the book entitled “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens across America”, in which she focused on the importance of healthy eating.
Michelle Obama is also a strong supporter of LGBT rights, as she publicly expressed her support for same-sex marriage, together with her husband, in 2012.
First Lady's mother, Marian Shields Robinson, lived part-time at the White House, becoming the first Presidential in-law to live in the executive mansion since Elvira "Minnie" Doud, Mamie Eisenhower's mother. Doud "wintered" in the White House from 1953 between 1960.
(White House - June 2010) When President Barack Obama hosted the "Gershwin Prize for Popular Song" event honoring former Beatle Paul McCartney, Paul sang his love song "Michelle" especially for the First Lady.
Graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Sociology, and went on to earn a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: that your work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you're going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect.
[observation as First Lady, 2016] Each morning I wake up in a house that was built by slaves.
[a special Thanksgiving thought, 2013] Miiitary families don't complain. They're proud of their service and more than willing to make the sacrifices that come with it. And no matter how tough it gets, because they're so strong and resilient they somehow keep everything together. They succeed in their jobs, run their households and even find time to serve their communities. So I'm feeling tremendously thankful and I hope you'll join me in working to serve them as well as they've served our country.
[2013: Opening remarks while presenting the Academy Award for Best Picture] These nine movies took us back in time and all around the world. They made us laugh, they made us weep, they made us grip our armrest a little tighter. They taught us that love can endure against all odds and transform our lives in the most surprising ways. And they reminded us that we can overcome any obstacle if we work hard enough, and dig deep enough, and find the courage in ourselves. These lessons apply to all of us, no matter who we are, or what we look like, or where we come from, or who we love, but they are especially important for our young people. Every day, through engagement in the arts our children learn to open their imaginations, to dream just a little bigger, and to strive every day to reach those dreams. And I want to thank all of you tonight, for being here to fulfill that vitally important work.
[joking about her self-described 'mid-life crisis'] I couldn't get a sports car, they won't let me bungee-jump, so instead I cut my bangs.
Choose people who lift you up. Find people who will make you better... Of course I've made my husband better!