We all know the notable first African-American lady, who is also the wife of the ex-President of the USA that is Barack Obama. Her name is Michelle Obama. Not only is she the first Afro-American lady, but she also has training in the field of law. Other than that, she is the 44th first lady to become a President of the United States, and she is also the third first lady to have a postgraduate degree. And who doesn’t love a woman who is not only educated but intelligent and independent-minded? With her behavior and skills, she is admired not only by the people of America but everyone around the world.
Like many other middle-class families, she also learned her values for her father and mother. In an interview, she told that she was taught the value of hard work and determination from her father. Like many other girl children, her father was also her hero, despite the fact that he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at a very early age of his life. Though he was diseased, he never let it show in his ambitions and dreams. Other than that, she learned to keep her family values from her mother, who was the pillar of the home that is a homemaker.
Gradually she completed her education and established herself as a successful lawyer. At the time when she met the reputed president Barack Obama, she was already an established and successful lawyer, who got married to another successful lawyer that is Barack Obama. Soon enough, her husband Barack Obama decided to be the representative. She supported her husband in most of his rallies. After some time, she became the first lady, which led to her responsibilities being increased. Being in power not only did she rule but also focused on issues that needed attention, specifically Women Empowerment, Health of the children, Education, Organic Food movement as well as national service.
Childhood and Education
Born on the 17th of January in 1964 in the beautiful city of Chicago, which is in the state of Illinois, was none other than but the role model of many women named Michelle Obama. She was born in a family of blue-collar workers where her father was the bread earner of the family, and her mother was the pillar of the house that is she was a homemaker named Marian. Her father’s name was Fraser Robinson III, who by profession was a pump operator under the Water Department of Chicago. She was not the only child of the family but had a brother named Craig. Being a stay home. Being a stay home mom, Obama’s mother considered it as her priority to raise Michelle and her brother Craig as the best human beings.
Like any other middle-class family, Michelle and her brother were raised like any other ordinary kid as well as they had a happy childhood. Talking about her schooling, she was an intelligent student from the very childhood. Being an intelligent student, when she was in the sixth grade, she was offered to join the class of an elementary school named Bryn Mawr Elementary School. For her high school, she went to the popular school named Whitney Young High School. There she took classes of advanced placement. Other than that, she was also a member of the National Honour Society. She passed high school with flying colors in 1981. Being such a good student, she was chosen as the one to give a graduation speech for her class.
During her college life, she attended the Princeton University. There she persuaded her course in Sociology as well as in African American Studies. She acquired a bachelor’s degree in the Bachelor of Arts in 1985. After her graduation, she made her way to the esteemed law school named Harvard Law School. She earned her Juris Doctor that JD degree in 1988. In Harvard itself, she worked in the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. There she was the lawyer of low-income tenants with their house cases.
Michelle Obama’s Career
After the degrees that she earned throughout he education career, she made her way to the position of an associate at the office of Chicago under the law firm of Sidley Austin. There she worked as the lawyer of marketing and intellectual property. Later she took her career to the field of public services. Gradually with time, she was appointed as the Assistant to the Mayor in 1991. Other than that, she also made her way to the post of the assistant commissioner of the Planning and Development, which was made for the City of Chicago in 1991 itself.
After a couple of years, that is, in 1993, she was chosen for the prestigious post of Executive Director. She earned the post in the non-profit organization in the Chicago Office of the Public Allies. She helped in motivating and guiding people to take active participation in the social issues as well as establish many other non-profitable organizations and groups as well as government agencies. She continued working there as the Executive Director for a period of four years.
Being an intellectual lady, she earned the post of Associate Dean in the office of Student Service at the prestigious university named University of Chicago in 1996. After some time that is in 2001, she was chosen as the executive director for the office of Community Affairs at the University of Chicago Hospitals. Being impressed with her work and her values, she was offered the post of Vice President in the office of Community and External Affairs. She was offered the post in 2005. At the time when her career was at the peak, she married the presidential aspirant named Barack Obama.
In order to support her husband in his rallies and presidential campaign, she was obliged to quit her career in peak time. She cut back her own job and left her high-paying position. The year that is 2007, when Barack Obama declared his presidential candidacy. With that, not only the responsibility of Barack Obama increased, but Michelle Obama’s responsibilities to help her husband increased as well. Gradually with time, she reduced her professional responsibilities and started helping her husband in the presidential campaigns. At that very time, the couple was the parents of two very young daughters, who have to be taken care of.
With time, that is, in the following year, which was in 2008 in the month of February, her husband that is Barack Obama’s remained on the positive side of the graph. With the growth in his career, not only his responsibilities but Michelle’s responsibilities as well. Not only did she helped her husband in his presidential campaigns, but she also wrote him as well as for herself so that he can deliver in his rallies. With all the efforts that the couple made, Barack Obama finally became the president of the USA in the month of January 2009. Other than that, Michelle Obama became the first lady. At the time of her initial period, she took active participation in volunteering the shelter for the homeless as well as the soup kitchens.
I believe she is a superwoman because managing her own career as well as helping her husband to earn such a big post is not a matter of joke. Focusing on her career, she took a stand for the families of the military. Other than that, she actively took part in the national services as well as supported the idea of helping working women so that they can balance their family and their career. Apart from that, she also helped her husband Barack Obama in his policy of priorities and also supported the economic stimulus bill.
After some time, that is, in 2010, she launched another initiative, the title Let’s Move. Under this step, she tried to solve the problem that 10 out of every 5child face, which is childhood obesity. In order to do so, she started providing healthy food in every school so that the children can have a nutritious diet. Not only did she provide nutritious and healthy food, but she also promoted the practice of physical activities by encouraging schools to establish their physical activity centers. Apart from encouraging the children, she thought it is high time the parents should also be aware of the fact of childhood obesity. She took the initiative to motivate the parents to make healthier choices for their kids.
In the very next year, that is in 2011; she made a collaboration contract with Dr. Jill Biden. Together they took the initiative of launching another program titled Joining Forces. This program works for hand in hand with both the public and the private sector, where all the members of the American support service, the veterans, as well as their families are called upon so that they can be provided with the best-required support. After a couple of years, that is in 2014; she bought up the initiative titled Reach Higher. Under this scheme, the youngsters, especially those who have are drop out or, for some reason or the other, failed to continue their education after their high school years, are inspired to start their education again. The scheme mainly motivates the youngsters by making them understand the significance of having higher education. It is done so that the youngsters get the motivation of getting a professional course or earning a degree from any university or college of their choice.
Michelle Obama Net Worth
Not only is she a prominent lawyer of American, but she is also a writer and a former first lady of the United States. During the start of her career, she made her earnings mainly from the job that she had at the University of Chicago Hospital. As of her current times, she makes her earning from the book deals that she has signed. Furthermore, she charges somewhere around $225,000 for each of her speeches and appearances. Other than that, during her appearance in the popular show named Barclay’s Stop, which took place in the state of Brooklyn last December, she made somewhere around $300-$4000 just from the sale of the tickets. With all this, Michelle Obama’s net worth is somewhere estimated to be $70million.
Our very own Michelle Obama met her partner, who is now her husband named Barack Obama, in 1989. The couple met when Barack Obama got an opportunity to be an intern in the popular law firm where Michele already worked. Being an intern there, Michelle was appointed as his advisor. Gradually with time, the couple fell in love with each other. Within a few years, they tied the knot in the month of October 1992. Soon enough, they became parents of two beautiful daughters, namely Malia Ann and Natasha. Though she is one of the prominent personalities of America, like any other woman, she is a committed mother. Furthermore, she prioritizes her family more than her work.
Talking about her skills, how can we forget, she is also popular and admired for her great fashion sense. Not only is she an intellectual lady but also regarded to be one of the popular fashion icons of America as well as someone who sets the trend of new fashion. Furthermore, she also made her appearance on the cover page of the popular magazine named Vogue, in the edition which was published in the month of March in 2009.