Michelle Obama

As a graduate of both Princeton and Harvard University, a former first lady of the United States, and now a bestselling author, Michelle Obama is one of the most successful African-American women of the era.

As First Lady, she took many proactive steps towards fighting poverty, encouraging healthy lifestyles and promoting education.

Though she originally wanted to pursue a career in law, she veered onto the path of public service.

Her new novel, titled “Becoming,” she details how she became the woman she is today-from childhood to her booming success as one of the most influential and iconic women of today’s world.