Michelle Obama Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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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.

As the First Lady, Michelle featured in a variety of television series, including “Shark Tank” with Kevin O’Leary and Robert Herjavec, “Parks and Recreation” starring Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt and Adam Scott, and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” to name a few.

In regards to her personal life, Michelle Obama has been married to Barack Obama since 1992; they met during their years at the Sidney Austin law firm, and they have two daughters.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 17, 1964
Birth place: Chicago, IL
Height:5′ 11″
Profession:Former First Lady of the United States, lawyer, writer
Education:Harvard Law School (1985–1988), Princeton University (1985), Whitney M. Young Magnet High School (1981)
Spouse:Barack Obama (m. 1992)
Children:Malia Ann Obama, Sasha Obama
Parents:Fraser C. Robinson III, Marian Shields Robinson
Siblings:Craig Robinson
Awards:Shorty Special Award for GIFStar (2013), Glamour Special Recognition Award - Glamour Women of the Year Awards (2009)
Nominations:Blimp Award (2010), "25 of the World's Most Inspiring Women" (2006 (2006), Essence)
TV shows:First Lady Michelle Obama Says Farewell to the White House: An Oprah Winfrey Special (2016)
Books:“American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens across America” (2012)

Interesting Facts

1First 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.
2For her various State of the Union and public appearances the First Lady has been clothed by the likes of Ralph Lauren, Jason Wu, Michael Kors, Barbara Tfank, Rachel Roy, Isaac Mizrahi, Narciso Rodríguez, Zac Posen, etc.
3Counts Stevie Wonder as one of her all-time favorite artists.
4One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. (2013).
5Daughter-in-law of Barack Obama Sr..
6Sister of basketball player, coach and author Craig Robinson.
7(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.
8In-law relative of Konrad Ng.
9Sister-in-law of Maya Soetoro-Ng.
10First U.S. First Lady of African-American ancestry.
11Shared the cover of the April 2009 issue of Oprah Winfrey's O magazine, becoming the first person other than Winfrey to appear on its cover.
12Is a fan of The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961).
13Is narrowly beaten by Eleanor Roosevelt as the tallest United States First Lady. Michelle Obama is slightly shorter than 5'11", Roosevelt was slightly shorter than 6'.
14Has two daughters, Malia Obama (born in 1998) and Sasha Obama (born in 2001).
15Her brother is the head coach of the Oregon State basketball team.
16The movie she saw on her first date with Barack Obama was Do the Right Thing (1989).
17Graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Sociology, and went on to earn a J.D. from Harvard Law School.


1Barack 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.
2[observation as First Lady, 2016] Each morning I wake up in a house that was built by slaves.
3[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.
4[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.
5[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.
6Choose people who lift you up. Find people who will make you better... Of course I've made my husband better!


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USACutest Couple· Barack Obama




Lil Bub's Big Show2015TV Series
Parks and Recreation2014TV SeriesMichelle Obama
Prank It Forward2014Video short



Charlie Rose2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Restaurant: Impossible2012TV SeriesHerself
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah2008-2012TV SeriesHerself
2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner2012TV MovieHerself
The Colbert Report2008-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Bullied to Silence2012Documentary
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20122012TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: The Big Help Award
43rd NAACP Image Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
The BET Honors2012TV MovieHerself
iCarly2012TV SeriesHerself
CBS This Morning2012TV SeriesHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2011TV MovieHerself - Audience Member
Christmas in Washington2011TV MovieHerself
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition2011TV SeriesHerself
Vatican: The Hidden World2011TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
106 & Park Top 10 Live2011TV Series
The 2011 Billboard Music Awards2011TV SpecialHerself (in pre-taped montage)
The Oprah Winfrey Show2006-2011TV SeriesHerself
2011 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner2011TV MovieHerself
Closer to the Dream2010Documentary
Super Chef Battle: An Iron Chef America Event2010TV Special
Christmas in Washington2010TV MovieHerself
The National Christmas Tree Lighting2010TV MovieHerself
The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
How Obama Won the West2010Documentary
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20102010TV SpecialHerself
Obama in NC: The Path to History2010DocumentaryHerself
Larry King Live2008-2010TV SeriesHerself
Iron Chef America: The Series2010TV SeriesHerself
Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special2009TV SpecialHerself
The National Christmas Tree Lighting2009TV SpecialHerself
Sesame Street2009TV SeriesHerself
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood2008-2009TV SeriesHerself
By the People: The Election of Barack Obama2009DocumentaryHerself
Stevie Wonder: In Performance at the White House - The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize2009TV SpecialHerself
Gomorron2008-2009TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Bilder från USA valet
President Obama: The Inauguration2009TV MovieHerself
The Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration2009TV MovieHerself
Kids' Inaugural: We Are the Future2009TV MovieHerself
We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial2009TV SpecialHerself
President Obama Inauguration Coverage2009TV MovieHerself
60 Minutes2007-2008TV Series documentaryHerself - Wife / Herself - Wife (segment "The 44th President") / Herself - Barack Obama's Wife (segment "Barack Obama")
The Barbara Walters Summer Special2008TV SeriesHerself
US Election Night2008TV MovieHerself (uncredited)
20/202008TV Series documentaryHerself
Barack Obama: The Power of Change2008Video documentaryHerself
Paula's Party2008TV SeriesHerself
A Mother's Promise: Barack Obama Bio Film2008DocumentaryHerself
Democratic National Convention2008TV MovieHerself
The View2008TV SeriesHerself
Senator Obama Goes to Africa2007Video documentaryHerself (credit only)
To the Contrary2007TV SeriesHerself
36th NAACP Image Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
Hardball with Chris Matthews2004TV SeriesHerself
Red All Over2015post-productionHerself
American Graduate Day 20152015TV MovieHerself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHerself
The Chew2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2015TV SeriesHerself
Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremony2015TV MovieHerself
Good Morning America2008-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Night Shift2015TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2012-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe White House Arrival Ceremony2015TV MovieHerself
2015 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner2015TV MovieHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2011-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
Jeopardy!2012-2015TV SeriesHerself - Video Clue Presenter / Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2008-2015TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2015TV SeriesHerself
Billy on the Street with Michelle Obama2015TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Today2012-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - First Lady of the United States / Herself
Face of Unity2014Documentary
The Kennedy Center Honors2014TV SpecialHerself
Shark Tank2014TV SeriesHerself
Kid President: Declaration of Awesome2014TV SeriesHerself
Extra2014TV SeriesHerself
E! News2014TV SeriesHerself
Fox News Sunday2014TV SeriesHerself - Power Player of the Week
Rachael Ray2012-2014TV SeriesHerself
Jessie2014TV SeriesHerself
Nashville2014TV SeriesHerself
2014 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner2014TV MovieHerself
Puppy Bowl X2014TV MovieHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors2013TV MovieHerself
The Biggest Loser2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - First Lady / Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2008-2013TV SeriesHerself
Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off2013TV Series documentaryHerself
The Wanted Life2013TV SeriesHerself
The Carrier2013/IDocumentaryHerself
CBS News Sunday Morning2012-2013TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest
2013 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner2013TV MovieHerself
America's Book of Secrets2012-2013TV SeriesHerself
Katie2013TV SeriesHerself
The Dr. Oz Show2012-2013TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Oscars2013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Picture
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012-2013TV SeriesHerself
2012 Healthy Cup2012TV MovieHerself
US Election Night 20122012TV MovieHerself (uncredited)
Steve Harvey2012TV SeriesHerself
The Anderson Monarchs2012Documentary
XXX Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony2012TV MovieHerself - US First Lady
Dreams from My Real Father2012DocumentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Extra2015TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Kickboxing Workout / Herself / Herself - Delivering Toys for Tots / ...
Entertainment Tonight2008-2015TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Omg! Insider2015TV SeriesHerself
Crossfire2014TV SeriesHerself
Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell2014TV SeriesHerself
The Fifth Estate2013Herself (uncredited)
America's Book of Secrets2013TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2013TV SeriesHerself / Herself - At Democratic National Convention / Herself - At B.B. King Performance
Inequality for All2013DocumentaryHerself
Girlfriend in a Coma2012DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
This World2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Saturday Night Live2012TV SeriesHerself
Democracy Now!2012TV SeriesHerself
Fantástico2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Pastor Mike Online2012TV SeriesHerself - First Lady of the United States of America
B.B. King: The Life of Riley2012DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV SeriesHerself - With Pope Benedict
Nocturninos2011TV SeriesHerself
Conan2011TV SeriesHerself
Beyoncé's I Am... World Tour2010TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Biggest Loser2010TV SeriesHerself
CNBC Originals2010TV SeriesHerself - First Lady
Live from Studio Five2009-2010TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHerself
Secrets of the Secret Service2009TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHerself
50 años de2009TV SeriesHerself
Woodstock: Now & Then2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Imagine2009TV Series documentaryHerself
White House Revealed2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Frontline2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Hype: The Obama Effect2008Video documentaryHerself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHerself / Herself (segment "Reality Check") / Himself
President Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Just In with Laura Ingraham2008TV SeriesHerself
Fox Report2008TV SeriesHerself

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