• Malia Obama was born on 4 July 1998 in Chicago, Illinois USA
• She is of African-American ethnicity
• She is known for her charity work and efforts for education of girls worldwide
• She is currently a student of Harvard University
• She has her own fashion line and launched a perfume named With Love From Malia

Known for movies

Short Info

FactShe is the tallest in the Obama Family, 2 inches taller than her dad, 4 inches taller than her mom, and 8 inches taller than her 13-year old sister.

Who is Malia Obama?

Malia Obama was born on 4 July 1998 under the Cancer sign of the zodiac sign, in Chicago, Illinois USA, and is best known as a daughter of the former president of the US, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. Additionally, she is known for her charity work, and her efforts for education of girls worldwide.

Body Measurements and Ethnicity

The 19 years old student is 185 centimeters tall and weighs 61 kg. Additionally, she has dark brown eyes and black hair, having been born into a family of African-American ethnicity, with her father’s side of the family having Luo Kenyan background, according to some genealogists. Her name translates to “Queen” in Arabic.

Net worth

So just how rich is Malia Obama as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, she has a net worth of $100,000, however, she isn’t active career-wise; her wealth comes from her family.

Life as a Daughter of a President

Both Malia and her younger sister, Sasha where delivered by Anita Blanchard, a friend and physician of their parents, at the University of Chicago Medical Center. While her father is  a politician, her mother is a lawyer and a spokesperson for several charitable organizations. According to some sources, her mother Michelle is planning to campaign for US president in 2020. Prior to her father becoming President, Malia and her family resided in Chicago, where her father was also a professor. In 2009, the family moved to Washington, when her father became the president ,the first African-American to take that position, but Malia and her sister were brought up in as “normal” a way as possible, as their mother desired to raise them that way.


She was a student of Sidwell Friends High School, where she also had an outstanding career as an athlete, playing tennis and finishing with a combined win record of 67 / 5. Besides that, she was a big fan of basketball and practiced that sport at the White House. Having matriculated from high school, Obama enrolled into Harvard University 2016, however she decided to take one year off. In addition, she expressed an interest in the film industry, and as of today has worked on several internship positions in Hollywood, most importantly in 2015 on “Girl”, an HBO television series. According to some sources, Obama wants to pursue her career as photographer and motion picture director further, and is passionate about art. Besides that, Malia was declared one of the most influential teens by Teen Vogue, and in 2016 spent the whole summer working for the US Embassy located in the capital of Spain, Madrid, and is now fluent in Spanish.

Charity Work

In late July 2016, with her sister Sasha and their mother, Malia went to Liberia to promote Let Girls Learn, an organization which helps girls attain a quality education, funded by the US. Subsequently, they met Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the first Liberian female politician to become president. They then travelled to Morocco, where they collaborated with Freida Pinto and Meryl Streep, working on the panel moderated by CNN, raising money to allow girls who lack access to engage in formal education.

Private Life and Relationship Status

As Michelle and Barack Obama tried hard to keep their daughters’ private lives behind closed doors, we don’t have much information regarding those aspects, and Malia isn’t active on any social media. However, the media was able to get some information regarding her relationship status. She is supposedly dating Rory Farquharson, a college-mate, with whom she was spotted at the Harvard versus Yale American Football game, and in the following period, a video of the couple went viral. Additionally, she was rumored to have dated Taylor Bennett, a hip hop singer, with whom she was spotted smoking on one occasion.

Interesting Facts

In 2015, Obama earned the title of the Washington volleyball player of the year, additionally taking the position of 38th best player in the country. She stated that she doesn’t want to follow the paths of her parents, and has ambitions to become a filmmaker, although she is apparently the owner of a football team named the Chicago Angels. She launched the perfume named With Love from Malia, and has her own fashion line entitled Malia Obama seduction.  In his victory speech, Malia’s father promised to get her and her sister a puppy, which they will take to the White House. However, the selection of the pet was slow, due to Malia’s allergy to animal dander. In early 2009, the family adopted a Portuguese Water Dog, which Ted Kennedy gifted them. The family ended up naming the dog Bo, whom they referred to as the First Dog. In 2013, they adopted yet another dog of the same breed and named him Sunny.

General Info

Full NameMalia Ann Obama
Height1.85 m
EducationSidwell Friends School


ParentsBarack Obama, Michelle Obama
SiblingsSasha Obama

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1She is the tallest in the Obama Family, 2 inches taller than her dad, 4 inches taller than her mom, and 8 inches taller than her 13-year old sister.
2Granddaughter of Barack Obama Sr..
3Niece of basketball player, coach and author Craig Robinson.
4Niece of Maya Soetoro-Ng and Konrad Ng.
5Daughter of Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.
6Older sister of Sasha Obama.




By the People: The Election of Barack Obama2009Documentary very special thanks - as the Obama Family


CNN Newsroom2014TV SeriesHerself
America's Book of Secrets2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Christmas in Washington2011TV SpecialHerself
The National Christmas Tree Lighting2010TV SpecialHerself
The National Christmas Tree Lighting2009TV SpecialHerself
By the People: The Election of Barack Obama2009DocumentaryHerself
Barack Obama: The Power of Hope2009Video documentaryHerself
The Inauguration of Barack Obama on CNN2009Video documentaryHerself
NBC News Special: The Inauguration of Barack Obama2009TV SpecialHerself
President Obama: The Inauguration2009TV SpecialHerself
We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial2009TV SpecialHerself
60 Minutes2008TV Series documentaryHerself - Daughter / Herself - Daughter (segment "The 44th President")
A Mother's Promise: Barack Obama Bio Film2008DocumentaryHerself
Access Hollywood2008TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Access Hollywood2017TV SeriesHerself
Meet the Trumps: From Immigrant to President2017TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2016TV SeriesHerself - At White House Turkey Pardons 2010-2015 / Herself - At White House Turkey Pardon
Inside Obama's White House2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Presidents' Gatekeepers2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Obama: A Life in Politics2013Video documentaryHerself
America's Book of Secrets2012TV Series documentaryHerself
The President's Book of Secrets2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
DuSable to Obama: Chicago's Black Metropolis2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Becoming Barack2009DocumentaryHerself
Obama: All Access2009Video documentaryHerself
Made in Chicago: The Making of Barack Obama2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHerself

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