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.
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.
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.
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.