MICHELLE OBAMA,Most independent woman in the world

Born on January 17 , 1964, Michelle Robinson was raised in a one-bedroom apartment on Chicago's South Shore.
Of note is that she shared a "bedroom" with her brother, but it wasn't much of a bedroom. It was actually the living room with a divider down the middle. Michelle's father died in 1990 two years before she married Barack, but her mother is still alive and living in the same one-bedroom apartment, protected by a burglar-proof wrought-iron door and secured windows.

After high school Michelle Robinson majored in sociology at Princeton
, graduating with cum laude honors in 1985. From there she attended
Harvard where she earned her law degree in 1988, one year ahead of her husband-to-be,
Barack, whom she hadn't met yet but attended the same law school.
Michelle's impressive resume includes: Former associate dean at the
University of Chicago; a member of six
boards of directors including the prestigious Chicago Council on Global Affairs,
the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and Tree House Foods; and Vice
President, Community and External Affairs at the University of Chicago Hospitals.
In this position she was responsible for all programs and initiatives that involve
the relationships between the hospitals and the community as well as management
of the hospitals' business diversity program.