Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

Wife of the 44th President of the United States

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is the wife of the 44th and incumbent President of the United States, Barack Obama, and the first African-American First Lady of the United States. Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Obama attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School before returning to Chicago and to work at the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met her future husband. Subsequently, she worked as part of the staff of Chicago mayor Richard M.… Read More

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1964 Birth Obama was born Michelle LaVaughn Robinson on January 17, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois, to Fraser Robinson III, a city water plant employee and Democratic precinct captain, and Marian (née Shields), a secretary at Spiegel's catalog store. … Read More


1981 17 Years Old …  She graduated in 1981 as the salutatorian of her class.
1983 19 Years Old Obama was inspired to follow her brother to Princeton University, where he graduated in 1983. … Read More


1985 - 1988 2 More Events
1991 27 Years Old In 1991, Obama held public sector positions in the Chicago city government as an Assistant to the Mayor, and as Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Development.
1992 28 Years Old They married in October 1992, and have two daughters, Malia Ann (born 1998) and Natasha (known as Sasha, born 2001). … Read More
1993 29 Years Old In 1993, she became Executive Director for the Chicago Office of Public Allies, a non-profit organization encouraging young people to work on social issues in nonprofit groups and government agencies. … Read More


1996 32 Years Old In 1996, Obama served as the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago, where she developed the University's Community Service Center.
2002 38 Years Old In 2002, she began working for the University of Chicago Hospitals, first as executive director for community affairs and, beginning May 2005, as Vice President for Community and External Affairs. … Read More


2006 42 Years Old According to the couple's 2006 income tax return, her salary was $273,618 from the University of Chicago Hospitals, while her husband had a salary of $157,082 from the United States Senate. … Read More
Throughout 2007 and 2008, Obama helped campaign for her husband's presidential bid. … Read More
Early in the campaign, she had limited involvement in which she traveled to political events only two days a week and rarely traveled overnight; by early February 2008 her participation had increased significantly, attending thirty-three events in eight days. … Read More
Her fashion choices were part of the 2009 Fashion week, but Obama's influence in the field did not have the impact on the paucity of African-American models who participate, that some thought it might.
2010 46 Years Old …  On February 9, 2010, the First Lady announced Let's Move! and President Barack Obama created the Task Force on Childhood Obesity to review all current programs and create a national plan towards change. … Read More
2011 47 Years Old In August 2011, she appeared on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens magazine, the first person to do so in 48 years, and the first woman.
2012 48 Years Old 1 More Event
Based on DNA and other evidence, in 2012 researchers said his father was likely 20-year-old Charles Marion Shields, son of her master. (Charles later married a white woman and had white children). … Read More
2013 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In November 2013, a Politico article by Michelle Cottle accusing Obama of being a "feminist nightmare" for not using her position and education to advocate for women's issues was sharply criticized across the political spectrum. … Read More


2014 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2014, Obama visited China along with her two daughters Malia and Sasha, and her mother Marian Robinson. … Read More
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