With a fortune of $ 11.8 million, Michelle Obama net worth may not be very high but still she is one of the most powerful women in the world. Michelle Obama aka the first lady was ranked # 10 in the Forbes’ list featuring the most powerful women. As reported by TheRichest, along with Barack Obama their combined net worth is $ 24 million. Barak Obama’s personal wealth stands at $ 12.2 million.
One may assume that it’s only her husband who holds an important position however in White House she has her own power seat.
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, better known as Michelle Obama was born January 17, 1964. Daughter of Marian and Fraser Robinson III, Robinson spent her formative years in DeYoung, Illinois. Michelle attended Whitney Young High School and later got enrolled to Princeton University.
She met Barak Obama at a law firm (Sidley Austin) where she worked. After a couple of professional meetings, both started enjoying each other’s company. Before meeting Obama, she had made it clear to her family that she would first focus on her career instead of marriage. However after a couple of meetings, they finally tied the knot to each other in 1992. Together the couple has two children. Thier first daughter, Malia Ann was born on 1998, while Natasha was born in 2001.
During her campaign in support of Barack Obama, she also served as a Vice President for Community and External Affairs at Chicago Hospitals. For her position, the hospital paid her $273,618 in 2006. While her husband withdrew a salary of $157,082. Apart from being compensated by the United States Senate and the Chicago Hospitals, the Obama family made additional income which totalled $991,296.
She is active in many fields and as of now also participates in charitable causes trying to uplift the underprivileged.