How tall is Barack Obama

Barack Obama's Height

6ft 1in (185 cm)

American President. One newspaper seemingly asked his press office to which they said "roughly 6ft 1". In 2010 his Whitehouse medical had him listed as 6ft 1 and 179.9 pounds (in shoes/clothes). In 2016 though, his physical resulted in a height increase to 6ft 1.5.
The First Lady, Michelle Obama stated her height in Women's Health (2009): "I'm 5' 11'".

How tall is Obama
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza, via Wikimedia

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harper said on 21/May/16
@Sammy Derrick
Uhuru kenyatta looks like a solid 5'11 to me
truth said on 20/May/16
Similar height as Trudeau, only he might becloser to 185cm and Trudeau close to 188cm (187cm is a better fit).
Crane said on 18/May/16
Hey, Rob. Is it this possible @Click Here ?
Editor Rob: depends on equipment, measurer, if shoes were off/on and time of day.

We see it all the time on this site, people who say they measured themselves at home and at a physician's office got a slightly different reading.
jajamen said on 17/May/16
Rob, is 6'1.25 possible for him?
Editor Rob: at some point before 12pm I'm sure he stands a bit over 6ft 1.
5'6 Aravind said on 13/May/16
Will celebheight celebrate his 55th bday as 6'0 as his height and 6'1.5 as peak height?
Sammy Derrick said on 8/May/16
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Most people say President Uhuru Kenyatta(KENYA) 6'0 and the average Kenyan man is 5'7 but and he makes Obama look like a solid 6'2...Obama has great genes being bi-racial.
@Editor Rob How tall would you say Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is?
imnotgonnaanswermyheightbf18!! said on 5/May/16
Hey Rob, how tall could be Obama and Peńa Nieto, both with those shoes on?
Google says EPN is 172cm
Hope you do more listings of presidents.
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Editor Rob: 5ft 7.5 range is very probable for him.
Crane said on 1/May/16
A solid 185.5 cm guy, he edged the Canadian Prime Minister who claimed 6'2 out!
plus said on 29/Apr/16
@R Malia stopped growing up at 5'11
TJE said on 28/Apr/16
I remember Elon Musk being consistently listed as 5'11
Johno said on 27/Apr/16
In the latest comparisons of William and Obama; Obama was standing in a deficit if anything. The difference between them is around 0.75 inches.
R said on 27/Apr/16
How tall do you think Malia is? Sources say she is 5'11 and 6'1.
Moke said on 25/Apr/16
Speaking of Elon Musk, Rob, you really should add him. Very important person these days.
Jason said on 23/Apr/16
Rob, Obama met Prince William at Buckingham Pakace the other day. Several pictures were taken and in virtually all of them Prince William has the edge on him by a maximum of 1 inch. Same footwear. However on this site William you have at 6'2.75" could Obama really be 6'1.5" or could William be closer to 6'2.25"? Last question are you quoting all the heights on this site as their afternoon/close to lowest, or midway average which I find most people achieve by usually late morning?
Editor Rob: the cobbled paving outside number 10 downing street might not be the best surface, I couldn't really see any good shots of them inside to compare.
Adam said on 23/Apr/16
Rob, how tall is Elon Musk? He looks similar to Barack Obama
Editor Rob: he consistently said 6ft 2
Arch Stanton said on 23/Apr/16
Prince Harry looks a bit taller, so doubt he's over 6'1. I've always said 6'1.5 for Harry is fair.
Arch Stanton said on 23/Apr/16
@Rob, can you add Michelle Obama? From what I've seen she looks in 179-80 cm range. Looks pretty much the same sort of height in heels as Nicole Kidman with Prince William and is clearly a few inches taller than Kate Middleton, I think you could argue 5'10.75.
yankee mike said on 19/Apr/16
he was measured 6' 1" in his shoes..shouldn't he be listed 6 foot instead of 6' 1"..
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Mar/16
Rob, could 6ft1Ľ(186cm) could be argued for him?

I think if he got measured at 6ft1˝ mid-morning, he could be 6ft2 the second he gets out of bed...
Editor Rob: based on obama with some basketball players I think around 6ft 1 is ok, 186cm is very arguable for a brunch time measurement.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Mar/16
It's probable that he got measured somewhere in 186-187cm at 10:00am and they just put down 6ft1˝. I think Clinton and Bush Sr. were also measured 189cm in the early morning and that's why they may have got listed at 6ft2˝. Same goes for G.W. Bush at 5ft11˝.
Ian said on 27/Mar/16
Hey Rob, I think Mauricio Macri is around 5ft 8 and he can appear like 5ft 10 because he's a lift wearer
Look at these photos with the rolling stones:
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Here with Obama, It seems Macri has thicker footwear than him.
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What do you think, Rob?
Editor Rob: Macri might have a little problem with the 'shoe', I'm certain a number of politicians have on occasion wore small lifts just to give a little help.
Leo said on 24/Mar/16
Rob, how tall would you say president Mauricio Macri is? He's with Obama in this recent vid Click Here
Editor Rob: could be roughly 3 inches smaller than Obama.
berta said on 22/Mar/16
maybe 187 was earlier on the day but still i thonk he is 186 , 185 is the absolut lowest i can ever see him!!!!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Mar/16
Rob, is 187-188cm range out of bed still possible for him?
Editor Rob: I'd say he probably was in the almost 6ft 2 range when he's wakening.
TJE said on 17/Mar/16

Those first two pics are from the same exact angle as mine and the third one doesn't tell much.

I'm thinking Ryan's a solid 6'0 though.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Mar/16
Rob, how legit do you think that 6ft1˝ measurement is?
Editor Rob: if he was close to it the Dr would have put it down. Now if a guy is 6ft 1 3/8th he'd have 1.5 put down...and it's beleivable if it was 9-10am.
MD said on 17/Mar/16

I've seen more than once people saying that Ryan is shorter, but everything I've ever seen them in when they are right next to one another shows that if anything, Ryan is ever-so-slightly taller. Aside from the bad angle/perspective, they aren't even lined up next to each other exactly in that pic. Here they are from the same standing even closer together and from a much better angle:

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From the same event and from a better angle, but with Ryan standing a bit closer to the foreground like in your pic:

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Another with a good angle:

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Paul Ryan is at least as tall as the president.
plus said on 14/Mar/16
well, I'm not surprised of the 2016 test... I knew he was 185,5 cm and in a very early test he could be slightly over 186 cm. He was measured 6'1 because he is actually 6'1.25, and they only count half fractions.
TJE said on 14/Mar/16
Obama and Paul Ryan:

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Ryan looks around 182
Rey said on 13/Mar/16
We are the sages of height on this board. If Obama was measured at 9 a.m. this time to 3:30 p.m. when he took office. There is a possibility of the height being accurate. Also, if we look at his photos with Zach Quinto or Brandon Routh. Obama looks closer to 6'2" than 6'1". Many have said that our height fluctuates depending on the height methodology and the time of day.
Gary said on 13/Mar/16
That's odd, maybe he has a better posture than his previous campaigns/elections or whatever. Although, he seemed to lawyers have good posture ever since 2008. Can you actually reach puberty as age 50?!?!:()
SportsHeight said on 13/Mar/16
Rob, the 2010 physical exam where he first got measured at 73 inches was reported as having taken place in the morning. Surely this means the 73.5-inch measurement was with shoes on? Do you think this could mean that he's more in the 6'0.5" range barefoot (if the exam were taken in the middle of the day)?
Editor Rob: if it was the same stadiometer used for these measurements it's certainly interesting...

It's always possible he was a little over 6ft 1 for one measurement and had 73 inches noted, then in the other was almost 73.5 and had his height rounded up a little...

It would be strange to take a shoe height, but it's not impossible.
MD said on 11/Mar/16
Definitely different time of day, and it's realistic to me since 6'1" is clearly not a morning height.
5ft 9.25 said on 10/Mar/16
My previous comment was bull****.
AMeman said on 10/Mar/16
Just saw on Colbert on Late Show talking about Obama growing half an inch. according to just release medical records. He's now supposedly 6'1.5", having hit a mysterious growth spurt in his mid fifties. Maybe it's some weird secondary puberty and Obama really is an alien, just not the kind the birthers thought lol.
Editor Rob: he got himself some sock lifts for Christmas.

Happened with Clinton (6ft 2.5) and W Bush (5ft 11.5)...
Rey said on 9/Mar/16
Obama is now reported at 6' 1 0.5" by White House Dr.
Judd said on 9/Mar/16
Hey rob could you add the german chancellor Angela Merkel?
Rifle said on 9/Mar/16
This report is claiming that according to White House Doctor Obama has gained half an inch!

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Editor Rob: I expect he''l be doing a youtube video on how to gain half an inch at age 50.

Or maybe he got an earlier measurement this time!
5ft 9.25 said on 9/Mar/16
Wouldn't surprise me if he "only" stands 6ft- esspecially because they mention '(in shoes/clothes)'.
All politicans inflate their heights, either they claim it in shoes or they're shrunked due to age.
John said on 9/Mar/16
The more I analyze pictures of Obama, the more I see that he's not a legit 6'1" like most users here think he is. But I wouldn't put him at just 6'0" though. More like 6'0.5"

So here is my guess:

Donald Trump=6'0.75"-6'1" (peak height 6'2.25")
Johno said on 8/Mar/16
6'1 is most probable height, that description with "clothes/shoes" most likely relates to weight and i very much doubt he wear lifts. He is not that far off Prince William's height.
hambubger said on 7/Mar/16
Definitely a political bias to this guy's height. He's no more than 6'0" even and we have more references for him than just about everyone else. He was shorter than Romney who is 6'1", Romney being slightly shorter than Trump (check out the 2012 endorsement video) at 6'2".
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Feb/16
Rob, I reckon 6ft2 range peak and is a bit less now. He edged out Obama


Eh, I think 6'1.5" peak is plenty for Willard.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Feb/16
Rob, I reckon 6ft2 range peak and is a bit less now. He edged out Obama
MD said on 19/Feb/16
As far as I can tell, Romney was taller than the president, if even just very marginally, so below 6'1" is kind of out of the question. I guess it depends on how much height you think he'd lost, but he struck me as nothing shorter than 6'1.25" - 6'1.5" in 2012.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Feb/16
Rob, why aren't you sure on adding Mitt Romney?

You have all the other main presidential candidates from the past 4 elections both Republican and Democratic. You just added Jeb Bush, I don't see how Romney should be left out any longer.
Editor Rob: maybe I wasn't so sure on if he was over 6ft 1 or not
GP said on 4/Feb/16
Golden State Warriors visited White House and in the photo, the president definitely doesn't look 6'1" that he is listed here. I have always said that those measurements of Obama were in shoes, which puts him closer to 6". The people on Curry's page need look at the photo, since lot of them say that Curry is under his measurement. Rob, I would like to know your take on the photo and Obama's height. Thanks.
appe 6ft0.5 said on 3/Feb/16
@Rob how can he weigh around 80kg if he is 185cm? He can't be for sure over 75kg, he is very slim: I would say he weighs between 73kg and 75kg.
Editor Rob: if he had shoes and clothes, then maybe that's a few pounds right there.
Idk said on 29/Jan/16
Accurate listing but he's a lift wearer. Had lifts in when he met William and Harry for sure
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jan/16
Rob, do you think it's about time we added Mitt Romney?
Editor Rob: I'm not sure
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jan/16
186cm peak is arguable.
Brian said on 20/Jan/16
I don't know how accurate the wax figures height at Madame Tussaud are, I'm 5'10.25" barefoot and his wax figure at Madame Tussaud Amsterdam was AT LEAST 4 INCHES taller than me, I was wearing some fairly low boots, maybe 1 inch boost from barefoot height.
Brad Pitt's figure was also 2 inches taller than me. Are those wax figures height correct?
Engineer said on 18/Jan/16
@Rob in the picture how tall is Paul Kagame's daughter, she is towering over every one.
Editor Rob: could be 6ft 4-5 range
MD said on 18/Jan/16
Obama is at least this listing; that seems fairly well documented apart from the physicals.
ShortRussianDude said on 18/Jan/16
If his 6 ft then putin is only 5 ft 5.5 - 5 ft 6 maximum which I doubt near enough legit 6 ft 1.
SportsHeight said on 17/Jan/16
@MD I'd be curious to see those photos, if you would care to post them.

Rob, do you really believe that for Obama's White House physical they had him keep everything on for the weighing, and then said "Ok, now take your shoes off for the height measurement"? Seems a little strange to me. Do you really think that's what happened, or do you just think he looks a flat 6'1"?
Editor Rob: it does seem a little odd, but if he had shoes on then he's not much over 6ft barefoot, which I think seems too low from all we've seen of him.
MD said on 15/Jan/16
Ryan has claimed 6'2" and I at first believed it. Still, I'm not sure he's shorter than the president. I've seen other pictures of them in similar footwear showing him at least as high as the president.
SportsHeight said on 12/Jan/16
Rob, what do you think of U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's height next to Obama? Ryan looks slightly shorter, does he not? Plus his shoes look slightly thicker. What would you put him at?

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Editor Rob: a bit over 6ft could be likely.
Stormtrooper JB-007 said on 12/Jan/16
I'm not his biggest fan but I don't hate the go so I'll say that this claim is on point—I'd put him at anywhere from 6'2-6'3 if he wears bigger shoes. There's no tellin' what he has to do with Michelle if she pulls out the 6 inch heels; Maybe he's a leg man?
GP said on 18/Dec/15
Great story man, but not interested,lol. Good for you that you met him, you must be very very good at telling 1 cm difference, and you are very blessed that you got so close to him that you were looking up at him and called it at 190cm. I'm curious, do you have the Terminator vision glasses, you know the one that tells exact height?
grizz said on 17/Dec/15
I met him in person 7 years ago. He was a really tall, imposing guy. Standing at 6ft I had to really look up to him.In a crowd of dozens of people he was easily one of the tallest guys- only 2 of his bodyguards were taller. And not by much, an inch tops!
And I downgraded him BTW-he claims 191 cm while I think he's closer to 190 cm mark.
GP said on 16/Dec/15
All the photos you posted are not valid due to angles, footwear and the biggest of them all, just because people claim a height,it doesn't mean it's true.Looks like you didn't learn anything being on this site. Now if you told me that you have met any of these people then maybe I would believe your speculations or theories. The reason why I believe Parker's 186 claim is 1. NBA players round up their height and he clearly isn't doing that 2. I have seen him several times and he is around 6'1". Please stop trying to prove someone's height by posting random photos because you are not helping yourself, you're just showing that you have a perception of something and you just want to believe that by just looking at photos.
grizz said on 13/Dec/15
So what if Parker claims 186? Both Harrison Ford (at his prime) and Chris Pine claimed only 6' even though they were closer to 6'1 than 6' mark.
@GP, there you go:
Sanader&6'2,5 Slaven Bilić Click Here
Next to 6'4 Blanka Vlašić Click Here
On the right is 6'2 range Ivano Balic Click Here
Second on the left to Sanader, 5'11 (or 5'10.75) Bush Jr. Click Here
With (then) 6' Tony Blair Click Here
Will that suffice?
GP said on 11/Dec/15
grizz, I'm very curious to how you going to guarantee that Sanader is 6'3". Please do so. And for the record, Tony Parker claims 186, which is 6'1.25".
plus said on 11/Dec/15
@Brad yes but solid 6'1 is 186 (185,5), not 185 cm. He should upgrade it. 6'1 is exactly 184.4 and I bet Obama is over flat 6'0.75 - 6'1, everybody would bet he is like 6'1.10
Brad said on 10/Dec/15
Politics aside, a solid 6'1". Rob hits it again. Spot on.
grizz said on 8/Dec/15
@GP, there is no way he is anything below 6'1. Many argue that Tony Parker is closer to 6'2 than 6'1.
Click Here Guy on the right is our former PM Sanader in 2009 - I can guarantee you he is a legit 6'3 man and he only edged out Obama. I'm almost certain that Obama was 6'1.25 ("roughly 6'1˝ " ) back then. Nowadays he maybe dropped to flat 6'1, although I doubt it.
Nick22 said on 5/Dec/15
185 cm is spot on. He seems to be quite same in height as Fredrik Reinfeldt if you look at the photos of them together (I doubt Fredrik is 188 cm tall, more likely 186 cm).
GP said on 4/Dec/15
I think the 6'1" measurement was earlier in the day and the "roughly 6'1" is more accurate and he is 6'0.5", very less likely 6'0.75" since he was noticeably shorter than 186 Tony Parker.
MD said on 3/Dec/15
I don't get that impression from him, at all. He regularly doesn't stand his full height in pictures, though he doesn't slouch. If a leader is significantly shorter, in fact, he often bends at the waist. It's actually kind of awkward, because most folks just slouch if they want to look shorter.
Kevin said on 2/Dec/15
I think 6'1 is spot on, least in 2008 when he was on the campaign trail, he was 3 inches taller than me and he had the handshake down pat, alot of charisma in person...
meezemaker said on 30/Nov/15
I have just noticed that Obama is striving to always being the tallest when cameras are there. Just a way to remind who is the boss.

Seriously I would guess he may we are heel shoes.

Like written below either Obama is 2cm shorter than 188 cm trudeau,either he is 2cm upper.

Who is cheating and who care about his height?
MD said on 20/Nov/15
Anyone have any good pictures of the meeting between the president and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau from a few days ago? I didn't see any clear shots, but the shots I did see they looked very similar, and I was surprised since everyone been saying that Trudeau is a solid 6'2".
Rory said on 17/Nov/15
Rob, do you think hed hit 187.5 out of bed ?
Editor Rob: it is a high probability he could be near that mark when rising.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Nov/15
He claimed 6ft2
007 said on 9/Nov/15
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007 said on 8/Nov/15
Rob, how tall do you think Stephen Harper the former prime minster of Canada is? He is listed as 188 cm but seems a little shorter than Justin Trudeau who is also 188cm. But what puzzles me the most is that Harper sometimes seems the same height as Obama Click Here and sometimes shorter Click Here . Is it because of posture? To me Harper looks around 183-4 cm and Trudeau to be around 186-7 cm. Click Here What is your take Rob?
Editor Rob: harper at 188 seems too much, 185 range might be more reasonable to beleive with his best measurement.
Aaron zamora said on 6/Nov/15
Rob, if they have him listed as 6'1 in shoes then why do you have him listed here as 6'1? I thought that this website was the estimates of how much a celebrity would measure barefoot and not with shoes?

He must be at least 6' feet.
Editor Rob: I believe the weight measurement was shoes, but the height measurement would have been without. He looks too tall to be only a six footer, usually he looks an honest 6ft 1.
OMG said on 3/Nov/15
I can't believe that. Obama seems to be small. How tall he is
Also Named Rob said on 31/Oct/15
Ayy, Rob, Adam Savage is listed as 5'11, and Obama as 6'1. On this Youtube video it seems like Obama is at least 5 or 6 inches taller than Adam: Click Here

I assume it could be perspective, but I didn't think perspective would change the appearance that drastically. Perhaps Obama and Adam Savage need updates?
[Editor Rob: perspective could add a bit, but adam could be at least adding about 1.5 inches.]
plus said on 31/Oct/15
6'1 is 185,4 cm, not flat 185 cm. If he is 6'1.15 he would be 185,8 cm, and that sounds reasonable. He need an upgrade to 186 cm in my opinion
plus said on 31/Oct/15
@Dan yes I agree plus he always has a good posture. He won't reach 6'1.5 mark but I would bet that he is into 6.1.25 mark at medical measurements
Rifle said on 26/Oct/15
How tall do you think this guy is next to Obama?

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[Editor Rob: he could be at least 6 inch taller]
Dan said on 25/Oct/15
I think Obama is a strong 6'1. His late afternoon height is probably 6'1.25.
plus said on 15/Oct/15
Could he be 186 cm? They just indicated 6'1 because they don't care about fractions. He could be 6'1.25 perfectly
berta said on 12/Oct/15
How tall is the Swedish prime minister? (former one) Fredrik reihnfelth? I have read 188 i newspaper but he doesnt look taller than Obama in photos togetherherererer
[Editor Rob: yeah I wouldn't have thought he was 188 if he doesn't look taller than Obama.]
Andrea said on 11/Oct/15
Yeah, this is one of the few guys who are listed at 6'1 and look it! The listing is fine! Though, i wouldn't argue he's over 6'1, MD, just look at him with Brandon Routh or Kobe Bryant... Legit 6'1 guy, that's it!
MD said on 8/Oct/15
@grizz, at this point, I just ignore those folks. He's one of those rare people who evidence has proven to be honest about his height claim. Hell, if anything, we should be arguing if he's a quarter-inch taller. He's certainly not under 6'1" even still.
aleks said on 6/Oct/15
rob, I got a question. how tall is the guy next to obama here: Click Here

my estimate is somewhere near 6'4", but I'm not so sure.
[Editor Rob: yeah he doesn't look under that range standing there.]
grizz said on 5/Oct/15
Why, WHY are you insisting on this 6ft nonsense, guys?
plus said on 5/Oct/15
@Bishop, yes, totally true. Shame the jokers are in the net claiming 191 cm for her. I don't think malia will grow up taller. She's already 17!
johnio said on 30/Sep/15
Obama is 5''11.75 to 6 flat. 6''1 for all intents in footwear and real life stuff.
Judd ISR said on 23/Sep/15
Holycow, Obama is a honest 6'1"...I think at 99,99% the measurement was made barefeet, and Rob too.
There's also any chance that he was measured 6'1.1-1.15" and the doctor dropped to 6'1"...he always looked that height!
[Editor Rob: I'm certain the measurement was in socks, but the shoes/clothes just refers to his weight taken that way.]
holycow said on 22/Sep/15
in the white house medical, that means 6'1 in shoes. he's 6'0 or 5'11.5 barefooted
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Sep/15
Romney I think was 188-189cm range peak.
He still looks near 6ft2 today. Edges Obama.
Ret said on 10/Sep/15
@mId said on 27/Jun/15 --great observation! You are spot on...I always said Holyfield was just under or not even 6' 1"...I am beginning to think just a hair over 6 feet.
mande2013 said on 24/Aug/15
How tall are John Edwards and Dennis Kucinich. They're listed at 5'11 and 5'7 respectively, but Edwards looks nothing over 5'10 flat next to Obama, although I'd say there's a 3-4 inch difference between Edwards and Kucinich.
qsd5 said on 26/Jul/15
184cm / 184.5cm by evening.
Bishop said on 7/Jul/15
Malia seems to edge out Michelle who I believe is more 179 cm today. She could be 180-181 cm.
Tunman said on 4/Jul/15
She's 17 today so unlikely to gain anything.Actually she didn't look different since the visit to South Africa in late 2013.5'11 range in my opinion.
Tunman said on 2/Jul/15
How tall Malia Obama is?I know one site says she's as tall as her 6'1 father but it seems a little exagerated.Still she looks not much shorter than him right?I think she outgrew her mother.She looks maybe 5'11 if not 5'11.5 I noticed she isn't fond of high footwear often wearing thin sandals.
Michelle looks more in the strong 5'10 range today possibly 179 but no more.Still possible she measured 179-80 in her heyday.
mId said on 30/Jun/15
joe joe: You're right about that.. UFC seems to like to overlist(if it's them, or just take the Words of fighters promotors/agents or something. It's pretty safe to say that they don't measure them anyway) Randy, Hendo like you say are about 3" shorter than their listed heights(Randy was listed 6'2, and Hendo 6'1).. Overeem it seems is somewhere around 2-3" shorter than his listed too. And it looks like they've done the same to their newest signed "star" in CM PUNK.. On his fighter profile on the UFC website it says 6'2 when he's around 5'11 :) Silva however is pretty accurate at 6'2, I too like yourself have him at 6'1.5 Maybe 6'1 but I'm gonna say 6'1.5 for now. It seems to add up to 6'0.5 Holyfield based on their video together.

Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP: Wow, thanks buddy for the kind words :) I can understand how my walls of text can get on some people's nerves, but It's because I want to show people the steps that made me estimate a certain height for the person. I can keep it short and just say for instance that Anderson is ~6'1.5 but why should anyone believe me or take my word for it.. That's why I'd rather show a Little bit of where I got that from and let people make their own judgement. And I do it for people like you here who just want to know the real height, no matter what it is. I'm also like I said before cool with anyone having a different estimate than me.. And I'll be the first to admit I'm wrong if someone can provide better proof.. But do that, instead of just saying I'm wrong or something negative just because you(Not talking about you personally :) have another estimate.. Show me why you think I'm wrong.. It shouldn't be that hard If you're sure about your own estimate.. I mean people must have gotten their estimate from somewhere :)

I also just asked the guy I was talking about(Junior31) who's around these fighters(hangs at Floyds house at his birthday parties etc etc and have pics to prove it) on the Floyd Mayweather Junior page here, this:

"Btw if you read this Junior31: If I'm not mistaken, you posted on the Evander Holyfield page that you estimate him shy of 6'1 these days, right? I have Evander at ~6'0.5 myself.. Have you ever met him or what makes you estimate him just shy of 6'1 these days? Thanks in advance for your answer."

He had this to say as a reply:
"Hey pal. Yes I believe he looks a tad under 6'1 today. When he was competing he had amazing posture. Today he looks slumped. I think at his peak he was 6'1.25 with that amazing posture. Today a half inch or so less. He really looks weathered"

So take it for what it's worth.. I'm not saying I have 100% real proof, and I don't know their prime heights.. But this is what it seems like they are today. Romney can't be much more than 6'-6'0.5 tops based on this. And I haven't really looked that much into who is taller of Romney and Obama, but it's seems to me that the people here are agreeing that Romney is a Little taller than Obama. I just Think it adds up, Silva ~6'1.5 Holyfield ~6'0.5 Romney and Obama ~6' It would also add up to the weighed in shoes bit.. He was most likely measured at 6'1 in shoes too.. And ~6' barefooted. It's just what I figure/estimate from the "proof" I've seen. Other than that my guess is as good as all of yours. And with that I think I'll leave the Obama-page here because I don't think I have much more to add. Once again I apologize for the wall of text to the rest of the readers here, but I hope it can be usefull somehow to other people here trying to get an estimate of their own :) Peace!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jun/15
Romney was no less than 6ft2 peak
joe joe said on 28/Jun/15
@mId BTW Silva is listed as 1m 87on the UFC website. we all know that is 6'1.5 but the ufc list 1m87 as 6'2 for some reason. Plus the UFC is known for boosting heights ala Alistair overeem, Randy Couture, Dan Henderson etc
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP said on 27/Jun/15
mId, by all means, please keep posting on here. Your posts are not bothering me, in fact I think your posts are the kind of posts that make this site great, rational and logical deductions/estimates of people's heights based on stone hard evidence. Tip of the hat to you, sir.

5'11.75" - 6'0" (182-183cm) for Obama.
joe joe said on 27/Jun/15
Rob how tall would you put Micelle at? She claims 5'11. Here she is with 175 listed Serena Williams looking similar in height Click Here
[Editor Rob: I'd say she was around 5ft 10 range in that photo (it looks closer than it is I think because of maybe a few degree camera tilt).]
b-mint1994 said on 27/Jun/15
Obama and QuestLove who is listed at 6'1" on this website

Click Here

He is nothing under 6'1" deal with it downgraders.
mId said on 27/Jun/15
Here is a longer clip of silva and holyfield face to face.
Click Here

Click Here Silva a little shorter than listed 6'2 weidman.
Click Here Silva with listed 6'4 jones.
Click Here Silva with 183-184cm Demian Maia.
Click Here Silva with listed 6'(5'11) Vitor Belfort.
Click Here Vitor Belfort with a 6'2 Lesnar.

Now you've got a pretty good estimate of silvas height.. He's 6'1-6'1.5 max.
And you can clearly see he's taller than Holyfield in the video. And Romney is obviously shorter than Holyfield in their weigh-in video so. I try to get the best pics/videos I can find.. even ground, face to face, Eye-level, barefooted, socks or similar shoes. My posts are meant to help and get an as correct height as possible of these celebs(I thought that was the point of this site), but if my posts here are bothering people because it's not the height they want it to be, then I won't post anymore "proof" and keep my estimates for myself. Peace.
mId said on 27/Jun/15
Rob: If Romney really was 187, then Holyfields boxing-listing of 6'2.5 must be correct, but why then do you have Holyfield at 186cm(until recently you had him at 185cm) Holyfield was about 1" shorter in that pic with the 6'2 guy who posted a pic of him meating holyfield here(including other celebs to prove his own height). Holyfield is clearly taller than Romney in the weigh in-video I posted, and Holyfield is clearly shorter than Anderson Silva in the video I posted. I don't believe Anderson is his full listed 6'2 and I believe Holyfield is a weak 6'1 these days, making it impossible for Romney to even be 6'1. Romney is 6'0.5 at best based on that. Would love to hear your thought on this(I mean you've met Holyfield yourself), and thanks for a fun site :)
[Editor Rob: Evander's been on 186 for a good few years, but they were similar in height in their boxing staredown. At late 60's, Mitt being in 187 range is very probable.]
mId said on 26/Jun/15
MD: And btw.. If romney is easily 6'1.5-6'2 then Holyfield is 6'2-6'2.5 And Anderson must be at least 6'3-6'3.5 Weird since he is shorter than listed 6'2 weidman in their staredowns, And Honestly.. Does this look like a 6'3-6'3.5 man next to a Justin Bieber back in 2011.. How tall was Justin 4 years ago? Would it really look like this next to a 6'3-6'3'5 guy? I don't think so atleast. Click Here look especially at 0:55 also they are wearing the same type of shoe as seen here Click Here Anderson is about 6'1 -6'1.5 and Holyfield about an inch shorter at 6'-6'05.. And that makes for a 5'11.5-6' tops Romney like Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP wrote. You can't argue against that Romney is shorter than Holyfield at least.. I mean that staredown video is as clear as day.. And you'll have a hard time argue that Holyfield is taller than 6'1 these Days. So the absolute best Romney can be is 6'0.5 And Obama probably 6'.. I'm guessing he not only got weighed in his shoes, but also measured at 6'1 in shoes. But like I said before it's all in good fun and I'm 100% cool with you even if I after all of this still haven't convinced you :) Peace!
Bishop said on 25/Jun/15
No way in hell is this guy as low as 182 cm. He looks an honest 6'1".
mId said on 25/Jun/15
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP: Thank you kindly sir :)

MD: I don't know if your comment was directed at mine, and you don't have to apologize for having a different estimate than me :) But let's see if I can make it less crazy then. First off, here you have the video Click Here Notice how Holyfield has Romney by about half an inch to an inch just Before they are told to do the face off.. Notice how Romney tip toes forward to come closer in height to a relaxed holyfield.. In my still-pic that I posted in my previous post Romney is still a Little shorter(even with the extra hair). Now, If the Anderson Silva video wasn't enough to prove that Holyfield is closer to 6' today than 6'1.. Check this out. I Believe Holyfield got LISTED at 6'1 for this "fight". And I don't wanna put words in peoples mouth, but a poster here by the name of Junior31, who is a boxer and posts pics with himself and other boxers from time to time here, Estimates Holyfield shy of 6'1 today too on the Holyfield-site here. Here you have Holyfield with a leaning listed(meaning he probably is a tad bit shorter) Derek Jeter Click Here And here he is with someone more legit 6'1 in Jay Z Click Here And Click Here Now once again, this is just for fun.. I'm mostly here on this site for fighter heights.. And because of the weigh in with Romney decided to look up what they were listed as here. If I find even better evidence of a Evander shy of 6'1 himself I'll get back here, but for now that's it I guess :) And it's OK if you still have your doubts and have a different estimate than me on these guys.. No worries my man, and greetings from Sweden :)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jun/15
Any estimates for Mitt Romney, Rob?
[Editor Rob: could be near 187cm]
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP said on 25/Jun/15
5'11.75" - 6'0" for both Obama and Romney. Excellent post, mId.
MD said on 24/Jun/15
That's crazy. Romney is easily 6'1.5" to 6'2" and Obama is easily 6'1". Sorry.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Jun/15
Rob, do you think he could have peaked at 186cm?

He still looks a solid 6ft1 now
[Editor Rob: seeing he was measured 6ft 1 at near 50, there is always the chance of a small fraction gone that isn't really noticeable. I'm sure earlier in the day he is 186cm, but maybe by night drops to 185cm, even a little shy of 6ft 1 today.]
mId said on 23/Jun/15
6'1 Obama?.. Yeah, no.. Here you have listed 6'2 Anderson Silva(Fans say 6'1 -6'1.5 is more like it) looking at least 1" taller than Holyfield. Click Here Holyfield is about 6'-6'0.5 these Days.. And here you have Holyfield next to a tip-toeing Romney(if you Watch the weight-in video you'll know what I mean. Click Here That means Romney is tops 6'. Now here you have Obama and Romney Click Here You can decide who you Think is taller of the two, but I can tell you that none of them are 6'1.. They are shorter.
Sam said on 22/Jun/15
I agree w/ the 6ft1 listing.
big chris said on 22/Jun/15
6'1 1/2"
Ricky said on 21/Jun/15
If he is 6'1" in shoes, why is he listed at 6'1". Shoes add about an inch. I thought this site estimated without shoes. What's the deal Rob?
[Editor Rob: I believe the weight measurement included shoes, but the height measurement without. ]
183cmusa said on 18/Jun/15
Rob how tall would you say Sasha and malia are
[Editor Rob: they are on the tall side now, but still they might reach their Mother's height. Gene-wise, health-wise they have a very good shout.]
Mat 5'10 said on 17/Jun/15
Rob, Michelle Obama states her height as 5'11 but what's your estimate? Is she honest?
[Editor Rob: always a chance at 50 for small fraction lost...she may well be almost 5ft 11.]
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jun/15
Just by the recent photos with David Cameron, if you consider he's be 6'1.5 ish in shoes, Michele Obama is quite near 5 ft 11, 5'10.75 might be spot on actually.
Rifle said on 8/Jun/15
Hi Rob,
Do you plan listing Indian PM Modi and Chinese Prez Jingping? How tall are they according to you?
[Editor Rob: don't really know much about them or their height, but from just having a look PM Modi looks 5ft 6-7 and Jinping maybe over 5ft 9 not quite 5ft 10, though I wonder sometimes apart from Sarkozy, which Presidents would actually wear lifts...]
katie666 said on 6/Jun/15
how tall are malia and sasha then?
Matthew said on 5/Jun/15
[Editor Rob: in Scotland you can go a long time without ever being measured. Maybe if you have a physical condition or are going to get an operation, they will take height/weight.

It's rare to get measured in Dr's office, I know very few who ever do so I can envisage some people going many many years without getting a measurement.

Might be different in America, maybe there are more yearly physicals etc where height is noted?]


In America I think it might depend on what doctors office you go to but at mine they do height and weight measurements every year. Even if you're 28 years old, obviously not growing or shrinking any from 27, they'd measure you at the annual physical at my doctor's.
Andrea said on 5/Jun/15
Yeah, MD! There's noway in hell he's 6'1 in shoes! This guy is one of the "most legit" 6'1 on here... Always looks near his listing!
Ammar said on 2/Jun/15
Nice .. he is tall !
MD said on 26/May/15
We've been through this, but from the report itself (where "in shoes" is only next to his weight and not his height) and the preponderance of photographic evidence, there is no way the 6'1" is in shoes. This is a pretty decent - and fairly rare - case of where someone is at least as tall as listed/claimed.
Judd said on 25/May/15
MrTBlack says on 24/May/15
I'm a little confused. If he's 6'1" in his shoes then he's probably 5'11.5"-6'0" since shoes usually give 1-1.5" increase?

He's 6'1 barefeet! His weight was taken with shoes on, not his height!
MrTBlack said on 24/May/15
I'm a little confused. If he's 6'1" in his shoes then he's probably 5'11.5"-6'0" since shoes usually give 1-1.5" increase?
Judd said on 20/May/15
[Editor Rob: in Scotland you can go a long time without ever being measured. Maybe if you have a physical condition or are going to get an operation, they will take height/weight.

It's rare to get measured in Dr's office, I know very few who ever do so I can envisage some people going many many years without getting a measurement.

Might be different in America, maybe there are more yearly physicals etc where height is noted?]

i live in israel and as i told you before, here it's actually unusual.
it happened in my life that someone (doctors or even gym trainers) asked my height but i simply answered to their questions...they never got measured me.
i think that the only reason why a doctor could measure your height is due to make a statistical research...nothing more or less.
i think it's a marginal data, the height of a person...
Matthew said on 16/May/15
bobert says on 1/May/15
I've heard Mitt Romney comment on the advantages of height, and also heard that he does some serious lifting to gain a psychological advantage in the business, and political world. Anyone have any thoughts on Mitt's height?


Mitt is, or at least was, about 6'1.5". I don't know if he's losing height now in his 60s.
Judd said on 16/May/15
[Editor Rob: I can't believe he was in shoes for the measurement...for his weight yes.

But then some measurements in hospitals they might not bother asking you to take off shoes. I know the last time Jenny got her height at hospital the nurse said don't bother...]

rob in your opinion with which frequency a normal person is measured.
i ask you because actually it never happened to me to be measured (just when i was child and still growing).
at most they just asked to me: "how tall are you?"

i am not saying that Obama hasn't been measured, actually. I am sure he's one of the most honest 6'1 guy on this site!
i was just thinking about the propension of the measurements...
i think the most of people aren't measured with an high frequency (if they are ever measured).
[Editor Rob: in Scotland you can go a long time without ever being measured. Maybe if you have a physical condition or are going to get an operation, they will take height/weight.

It's rare to get measured in Dr's office, I know very few who ever do so I can envisage some people going many many years without getting a measurement.

Might be different in America, maybe there are more yearly physicals etc where height is noted?
Mat 5'10 said on 13/May/15
Was he measure 6'1 in shoes Rob?
[Editor Rob: I can't believe he was in shoes for the measurement...for his weight yes.

But then some measurements in hospitals they might not bother asking you to take off shoes. I know the last time Jenny got her height at hospital the nurse said don't bother...]
Vince said on 4/May/15
Spot on. Exactly 2 inches taller than Gordon Brown, who is the same height as David Beckham if you compare them.
UhOh said on 1/May/15
Michael Key only looked about 0.5-1 inch taller (1.2-2.5cm)Obama is probably 6'1" on the dot out of bed, and then hits 6' .5" by evening.
bobert said on 1/May/15
I've heard Mitt Romney comment on the advantages of height, and also heard that he does some serious lifting to gain a psychological advantage in the business, and political world. Anyone have any thoughts on Mitt's height?
Joe said on 27/Apr/15
then how tall is 6´1 Keegan-Michael Key, which looks 2 inches taller hahah
Uh oh said on 26/Apr/15
It's official Obama has lost height, check out this picture from last night Click Here Keegan Michael Key did a comedy routine with Obama and Key is listed as 6'1" even. Obama is probably down to 6'.5" evening.
Rey said on 25/Apr/15
I believe that Obama is at least 6' 1 1/2" ...
Alex said on 15/Apr/15
Barack is 6'1 and Michelle is 5'11.
MD said on 13/Apr/15
Can't remember when it was, but he had gone over the "in shoes/clothes" thing with the consensus being that the "(with shoes and workout attire)" only applies to the category it's directly across from which is weight. It seems pretty clear, but regardless it's crystal clear he's taller than a flat 6'0".
Rick said on 11/Apr/15
If he is 6'1 in shoes as stated in the medical report, he probably is 6'0 barefeet shouldn't he?
Bishop said on 11/Apr/15
Perfect example of a solid 6'1" guy. Could even be the same exact height as me, 186 cm.
Jackson said on 8/Apr/15
Vernon Davis is barely 6'3 and he has 3 inches on Obama.
Mathew said on 6/Apr/15
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 20/Feb/15
Rob, have you checked out that link with his drivers license?

Looks legit to me


Why would he be wearing 4 leis and be at the beach in his license photo?
Art said on 5/Apr/15
In my opinion, he is 6'1 & in good shape, real heathy. The reason that he looks taller is, because he is slim ,also he walks straight like a soldier.
Mathew said on 2/Apr/15
Here he is with David Ortiz: Click Here Ortiz was listed at 6'4" for almost his entire baseball career, but is currently listed at 6'3"... Except when you plug David Ortiz height in search engine, 6'5" pops up for some reason. I think Obama is 6'1" and Ortiz is probably something like 6'2.5", I just can't buy 6'4" there at all.
guest said on 22/Mar/15
Just to illustrate how much the first daughters have grown in the past six years, here they are with George W. Bush in 2009: Click Here and now in 2015, standing eye to eye: Click Here
Stan said on 17/Mar/15
Rob should list obama at 6'1.5 he really make everyone look 1/2inch or full inch lower. Especially 6'0.5 bill clinton makes obama look 6'2 but i can't see any higher over 6foot for bill clinton
Tom said on 4/Mar/15
rob, how tall do you think sasha obama and malia obama is now? Malia was 5'9" in 2010,but i don't know how tall she is now, and sasha height was unknown so thanks!
[Editor Rob: Malia might be near 5ft 10, other girl close to 5ft 6.5, but I haven't looked greatly at them. I think Michelle is in the almost 5ft 11 category herself.]
MD said on 28/Feb/15
@Triplescrew, just so people aren't confused by your post, Stephen Curry was measured at 6'2" without shoes, so it was probably no need to muddle it by giving his NBA listing, too. That said, yes, Obama is easily 6'1" barefoot.
Triplescrew said on 26/Feb/15
Obama is an easy 6'1". Here he is with 6'2" Stephen Curry, looking nearly the same height:

Click Here

Curry is listed at 6'3" in the NBA:

Click Here
[Editor Rob: Curry might have slight camera advantage (he looks like leaning his body back/left a bit so it's not much compared to feet), but he has about 0.4in less footwear there.]
solid snake said on 21/Feb/15
you see already on youtube that obama is tall so 185cm barefoot and 187cm with occassionnal shoes but he looks like a tall skinny man but not to overreact. I'll admit that he is a very good,smart intelligent president for his country US until now.He takes immediately action all the time to prevent war with those who abuse the islam.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Feb/15
Looks 187-188cm range in some pictures.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Feb/15
Rob, have you checked out that link with his drivers license?

Looks legit to me
[Editor Rob: it's just adapted from the one McLovin used in the Superbad film.]
Bishop said on 20/Feb/15
With Kanye West and Kim Kardashian (don't know what heels she has but assuming 4 inch): Click Here
Andrea said on 20/Feb/15
He's a legit 6'1 but i wouldn't say over... Look at him with Kobe, he looks 6'1 at best!
Celebheights 6'1.5"-6'2" said on 20/Feb/15
His drivers license that says 6'1 1/2" (I don't know if it's real or not, but it looks somewhat legit):

Click Here
Celebheights 6'1.5"-6'2" said on 20/Feb/15
@Grizz I don't know. However, what I'm wondering is why it says '6'1 1/2? I had no idea that it was possible to do that on a drivers license, as most would just put down 6'2" instead? The number sort of implies that he was measured as that barefoot, but I thought that the DMV didn't measure people??
Bishop said on 19/Feb/15
I'm pretty sure Bill de Blasio had a measurement of 6'5 7/8".
joe 193cm night said on 17/Feb/15
if barack Obama is 6'1 Bill de Blasio is 6'5 strongClick Here
h p c m said on 16/Feb/15
so he's 6'1 in shoes ?
[Editor Rob: for a measurement I believe he'd have been out of shoes, but why they would take weight in shoes and not have his shoes off for a weight measurement is bizarre.]
grizz said on 15/Feb/15
@celebheights, hmm, interesting. How they measure people for drivers license-with or without shoes? If yes, then it'd make him 6'0.5 or 6'0.75. If without shoes, maybe he's actually 6'1,25in tall so they round it to 6'1,5.
Celebheights 6'1.5"-6'2" said on 15/Feb/15
His drivers license says that he's 6'1.5".
james said on 5/Feb/15
He's a solid 6'1 .just watch the town hall debate he had with 6'2 Mitt Romney almost equal in height with each other
Engineer said on 27/Jan/15
Nice photo
Click Here
Joe said on 27/Jan/15
Cameron is the same height as Obama who is 6'0.5". Some have made the silly claim that Obama is 6'1.5" or even 6'2" which is silly, some have even downgraded him to 5'11". Cameron only appears smaller because he his heavier and more round body than Obama. Obama is a slender man, his physical listed him at 179 pounds in clothes and shoes, which is fairly light. His actually height without his shoes is more like 6'0.5".
Judd said on 21/Jan/15
Obama at 5'11-6' is just ridiculous! He's an honest 6'1", and I wouldn't be surprised if he was measured at 6'1.25" and then dropped to 6'1"...
He's a tall man who always showed to be!
MD said on 12/Jan/15
@didhe, you sure about that? I remember him actually looking slightly shorter than Reinfeldt, and they met more than once.
didhe said on 10/Jan/15
6 1 1/2 - 6'2 He did edge out fredrik reinfeldt by half an inch... and he is 186-187 cm (6'1 1/4 minimum)
Jon said on 5/Jan/15
What would you say Obama's weight is Rob? The President is billed at 180 lbs but I have trouble believing that as he looks super slim. He was billed at 176 lbs in 2008 and he looks like he's lost weight since then.
[Editor Rob: could be 10 pounds less now, wouldn't surprise me.]
Andrea said on 5/Jan/15
He looks slightly shorter than The Rock... Of course, The Rock is not 6'3 and Obama is a genuine 6'1!
grizz said on 4/Jan/15
What hapenned to him? He looks like a skeleton on MD's photo
MD said on 2/Jan/15
Cameron is shorter. It's very slight, but it's notable. Anyway, here he is with 6'3" Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson at TNT's televised Christmas at Washington program on December 14th:

Click Here

Not the best picture, but the president is at least his listed height.
Joe said on 30/Dec/14
The scales that doctors use to measure your weight also measure your height, most people usually remove their shoes before getting on the scale. I do not think Obama put his shoes off then put them on for his weight. The ideal body weight for a 6'1" man is around 185 pounds, so him being 179 pounds in shoes and clothes would mean he is probably weighing less. I measure at 6'0.5" in the morning, and my height only decreases slightly by bed time, but in my medical records the doctor has listed me as 6'1". David Cameron is 6'0.5" tall but in virtually all the photos of him with Obama the two men appear roughly equal in height, Cameron might appear "shorter" because he is a heavier man with a more round build.
American boy said on 28/Dec/14
You're right rob! I haven't seen that page until now! Thank you
American boy said on 27/Dec/14
hi rob, nice site! as american patriot i've a request: why you didn't reserve a page for FDR on this site? probably F.D. Roosevelt has been the greater president of our nation.

[Editor Rob: I do have him mentioned on another page Here, I believe somewhere around 6ft 1.5 for him.]
MD said on 22/Dec/14
I don't want to keep going through this, but the (with shoes and workout attire) is placed next to his weight and not his height. I'd think if it was for both, it'd have been something they'd mention in the summer before giving all of the numbers. This guy si 6'1", and at least 6'1".
Joe said on 19/Dec/14
Obama's White House medical report mentioned the exam was done with him wearing shoes which would have added an inch or half an inch to his height, so without shoes he is most likely 6'0.5" tall. I myself am that height and my doctor puts down that I am 6'1".
Joe said on 18/Dec/14
I went to my doctor's office and he put me on the scale barefoot and measured my height and weight, the height was at 72.5 inches and the weight was at 185 pounds. However when he was filling out my chart on his computer, he put down 6'1" instead of 6'0.5" because the computer rounded to the nearest even number. I would not be surprised if this was the case for Obama.

There are a lot of photos of Obama and Cameron and they appear to be equal in height, a few photos Obama might appear a wee bit taller, but is very small. David Cameron is 6'0.5" tall.
MD said on 15/Dec/14
Nope. He always, always looks just slightly taller than Cameron. Obama is not under 6'1".
Bishop said on 14/Dec/14
Michelle looks about the same height as Serena Williams:
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Joe said on 12/Dec/14
I think Obama is probably 6'0.5", why I believe this, in every photo with David Cameron, the current British prime minister, they stand virtually equal. David Cameron's official height is 184cm which is nearly 6'0.5". He also appears to be slightly bigger than Arnold Schwarzenegger who at his age is now 5'11".
jamie179cm said on 6/Dec/14
i say Barack is 6ft 183cm because he looks barely taller than Michelle who i think is 179cm
Jon said on 19/Nov/14
Is it just me or has the President lost weight recently? Would 165 range be a better knock at the moment? Also what would you say his head size is Rob?
[Editor Rob: looks a normal range 9.25-9.5 for him.]
mike said on 11/Nov/14
Strong 6ft 1.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Nov/14
187-188cm out of bed is probable
buckeye said on 1/Nov/14
He wears shoe uplifts to make him appear between 6-1 to 6-2, but in reality is just 5'11"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Oct/14
Rob, is 186cm possible for Obama?
[Editor Rob: I think he's as close to 6ft 1 as you can get, but whether he is just above or below is harder to really tell, he has generally good posture and his head isn't big, with a slim frame and big smile he can probably appear taller in person to people.]
tommy said on 28/Oct/14
he is only 23 feet tall that's all, he is as tall as a wall, that's all,
Judd said on 24/Oct/14
Yeah i think blood pressure, heart rate...are much important than height and weight measurement but it's however possible that they my life I have been measured few of times and at most I asked to be I said before, I have no doubt he's under 6'1"...he looks very tall to me
Judd said on 9/Oct/14
I'm not sure he has ever been measured (maybe doctors simply asked him how tall he is) but i'm sure he will be 6'1" if measured, too.
[Editor Rob:
I doubt for a physical examination they're not going to take weight, heart rate, blood pressure and then not measure him ;)

his weight though was taken with shoes/clothes See Here.
Andrea said on 7/Oct/14
He's one of the most genuine 6'1 you got on here... Perfect example of a 6'1 guy! The only guy who can make him look shorter than his listing is Big Kobe but hey he makes everybody shorter than their listings, if he really is only 194-195!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Oct/14
Rob, has Obama claimed 6ft1 for himself?
[Editor Rob: it's his physical measurement while in office.]
Jessonei said on 17/Sep/14
Clearly shorter than the Dutch president who is about 189:

Click Here

I'd say 184-185.
Judd said on 16/Sep/14
until now i thought he was at least 6'1.25-5"...for sure he's nothing under 6'1"...
james said on 8/Sep/14
He's 6'0 barefoot
Van Flaark(Norway) said on 4/Sep/14
Jens Stoltenberg is 190cm 6'3"
Van Flaark(Norway) said on 4/Sep/14
Jens Stoltenberg is 190cm 6'3"
Normal Norman said on 29/Aug/14
6' 1" definitely. 2 inches on Gordon Brown (5' 11").
Greg said on 18/Aug/14
"Kerry has not lost much height. He is still AT LEAST 6'3", and clearly taller than the president"
I'm surprised at Kerry's height, but what a great pic for comparing heights - no monkey business with the image, it's an official Vatical pool photo. Kerry's at least 6'3" there. Pope looks none-too-pleased to be sandwiched between them :) ...I say that as both a Catholic and registered Democrat.
James B said on 14/Aug/14
186cm in his 20s
Joe said on 21/Jul/14
Barack looks 6'1 with 5'11.75 Chris paul
Click Here
Joe said on 12/Jul/14
If he's a measured 6'1, then Jay Z should be 6'2".
Brad said on 9/Jul/14
Shook his hand yesterday,6' 1.5". Measure his ears...big.
176,2Tunman said on 4/Jul/14
Kerry seems 6'2.5 if we assume that Dicaprio is closer to 5'11 than 6'.He seems more than a simple inch taller than Obama though.Obama is a solid 6'1 maybe 6'1.25 if Kerry turns to be 6'3 no more no less in my opinion.
grizz said on 26/Jun/14
I think he is 186 cm. He even slightly edges out 6ft2. Jackman, something that 185 cm guy could never manage., no matter how much slouched Jackman is.
He is 1 cm taller than Milanovic standing next to each other(Croatian PM), who I believe is 185 cm tall
cole said on 24/Jun/14
@Brad A: Well, here's Kerry with DiCaprio: Click Here
By my thinking of Leo being a 5'11 flat guy, I wouldn't say Kerry was more than 6'2.5.
He doesn't look much more than an inch taller than Obama either. Since Rob has Leo at 5'11.5, he'd say 6'3 was a fair shout for Kerry. But then I'd say Obama should maybe be 6'1.5.
JAJ said on 12/Jun/14
What? Doug Baldwin listed as 5'10"! Looks max 5'9" with Obama in that picture. Obama has some camera advantage of course.
176,2Tunman said on 16/May/14
Malia could be the same as her mother today but being nearly 16 she has probably stopped growing,so 5'10.5-11 is plausible.Obama looked nearly 7"taller than 5'6-7Hollande and nothing more than 4-5cm shorter than Kerry 185-6 or 6'1 is probably right for him.Funny thing is that he looked rather 183-4 with Kobe which makes me wonder if he isn't rather a strong 6'5 after all
strong said on 29/Apr/14
Here are their heights per observation:
Barack Obama: 184.5 cm
Mitt Romney Height: 186 cm
MD said on 17/Apr/14
No, Malia is not 6'0" and not even close, really.
J.J. said on 16/Apr/14
@MD you're are joking the girl is clearly 6'0" even. Consider her mum 5'10.5" or 5'10.75" & Malia still looks 6'0" tall

@Rob look out for 2014 photos for evidence! Thanks in advance Rob!
Sam said on 9/Apr/14
I actually read listing of 6'4.5" for John Kerry when he was running for president...maybe they wanted to get someone taller than Abe Lincoln, but it was not meant to be. I do think at peak Kerry could pass for almost 6'4".
scott said on 3/Apr/14
Obama looked very close in height to 6'2 David Ortiz.
MD said on 1/Apr/14
Malia is not even as tall are her mother, though close. There is no way Malia is 6'0" without shoes.

Kerry has not lost much height. He is still AT LEAST 6'3", and clearly taller than the president:

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J.J. said on 31/Mar/14
@Rob Height Alert! His daughter Malia is now clearly 6'0" check out their recent pictures from China visit

His youngest is also at close to 5'8" & only 12 years old!
Brad A. said on 31/Mar/14
Hey Rob, how tall do you think John Kerry is? He's listed as 6'4 in many places, but barely looks taller than Obama in most pictures I've seen. My guess for him is 6'2, maybe 6'2 and a half.
[Editor Rob: 6ft 3 might be possible for John ]
KROC said on 27/Mar/14
Kobe really is the height that his wife measured him at. So that would probably make Obama 6'0.75 or "roughly 6'1"
Brad A. said on 27/Mar/14
I think he's 6'0 without shoes. He's thin and wears dress shoes a lot so he seems taller
Andrea said on 25/Mar/14
Ahah, Rob, you're a funny man. You confuse people who dont know your jokes! Was he really MEASURED 6'1? He does look near 6'1 for sure, always a chance of being a bit under that mark... I doubt he was measured exactly 6'1 xD I just hope it wasnt a measuremen performed
by G. There are many pics with Kobe, who's supposed to have been measured too, at 6'4.75. And i do think there are at least 4 inches between them, but then again Kobe can look taller than that with many celebrities...
[Editor Rob: the site has to have a bit of humour, sometimes of course it will fly over people's heads though...I guess just like how the stadiometer - when sitting at 5ft 8 - also flies completely above G's head!

Kobe has a high eyelevel I think for his height, but I can believe Obama being very close to 6ft don's barefoot]
john said on 24/Mar/14
So is obama really 5 ft 10 then, but just wears lifts? im confused, becuase if hes 6 ft 1 in shoes and everything, why do you list him at 6 ft 1, but you mentioned below he send you a letter saying he is 5 ft 10.5
[Editor Rob: it was a joke reply.

Obama is a true measured 6ft 1...on his tip toes.]
MD said on 13/Mar/14
@Andrea, it's not like their is a video or anything, but de Blasio's office did say that they measured him at six-five and five seven-eighths. I believe them, as he's clearly taller than a flat six-five. It'd be weird to make up a height to that degree of certainty.
Andrea said on 12/Mar/14
Did he really got measured? xD
I found 6'5 too and i always thought he was taller than that... He does look huge. I saw something on tv some time ago and i thought he was easily 6'7... So, he's basically a weak 6'6. In that pic he looks at least 5 inches taller than Obama
Mr. R said on 12/Mar/14
@Editor Rob Hahahaha
MD said on 11/Mar/14
Rob, you are the best. lol

@tb, the New York Times did an entire piece on de Blasio's height on February 1st. Apparently, he's been telling everyone he's 6'5", but after many inquiries of people doubting he was telling the truth (every seemed to have agreed he looked taller), his office actually measured him and he came out at 6'5-7/8". He's nearly an inch taller. lol
yaris said on 9/Mar/14
He was listed as 5'10 when he was a seneator,he wears elevator shoes
[Editor Rob: yeah, he asked me for advice years ago, still got an email from 2005:

"Hey Rob, cool site. Thinking of running for President soon, I can't afford leg lengthening so what shoes would you recommend as I want to appear to the public over 6ft and I'm only 5ft 10.5 :(

Later, B."
tb said on 8/Mar/14
Obama with 6'5'' Bill de Blasio (probably a very strong 6'5'')

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Anonymous25 said on 2/Mar/14
6'1 at absolute minimum. He looks it next to strong 6'3 combine measured Vernon Davis
truth said on 12/Feb/14
he is 6ft1 on the dot, no more.
avi said on 23/Jan/14
@Seahawksfan says on 10/Jan/14
John Kerry is 6'4" actually, and here's a photo with him:

Click Here

He looks 6'2.5" there!!!!

he SAYS he is 6'4 which may mean 6'3 area.
MD said on 16/Jan/14
No, the physical says he was weighed in shoes and with clothes. They'd have put that by the height, too (the shoes part, anyway. lol), if that had been the case.

But, more than that and even if by some bizarre off chance they did say he was measured in shoes, it's clear he's taller than 6'0", because he's noticeably taller than Bill Clinton, who is no more than a solid 6'0", these days, taller than David Cameron, and after the 2012 election where Obama invited him to the White House, looked maybe just a half-inch shorter than Mitt Romney, who is listed at 6'2", but maybe more like 6'1.5".
Daniele said on 13/Jan/14
He has been measured 6ft 1" by his whitehouse medical with shoes on. There's no possibility he's even a hair over 6ft 1". Remember that he's the US president, the most powerful man all over the world, hundreds of people don't think to nothing but making him look as well as possible. The difference between Lebron and Obama is so big that it's impossible to give an accurate estimate. I'd rather consider the pick with him and Russel Westbrook (6'2"). He's 6ft 0.5 at best, more likely a strong 6ft. Why should his medical says he's shorter than he really is?
MD said on 12/Jan/14
Ridiculous. Neither he nor his people has ever claimed anything over 6'1". That said, he's definitely a strong 6'1" meaning he wakes up above 6'1". Of that, I am sure.
Mathew said on 11/Jan/14
Seahawksfan says on 10/Jan/14
He looks 6'2.75" by 6'8.5" Lebron James:

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I think that 188 CM fits him.


Lebron is 6'7.25" barefoot.
Peyman said on 8/Jan/14
6ft 1in bare foot
that's out of question
Rob, do you know John Kerry?
How tall do you think he is? 189?
jordan said on 5/Jan/14
lol at people giving him 5'11". I've seen pics of him with people I know in person and at his minimum he's 6'1, likely 6'1.5 in the morning
avi said on 25/Dec/13
@MD says on 7/Dec/13

Leno is way more bent. Look at his back. But Obama at 6'1 is fair though he could be 6'1.2 no more
MD said on 20/Dec/13
I was thinking something similar, Alex. Obama is ever-so-slightly hunched over in that pic. That said, not really knowing the height of the former Norwegian PM, there is no way of really knowing, but Obama is a very strong 6'1". If he's not 6'1.5", it's completely possible he's 6'1.25".
Alex said on 19/Dec/13
Obama actually looks like he'd be taller than Jens if he stood straight. Don't be fooled by his long chin.

6'1.5'' is definitely possible for him.
cole said on 18/Dec/13
@Rhino: 6'1.5 is out of the question. With former Norwegian prime-minister Jens Stoltenberg, who is about 186 cm range, maybe 187 (my cousin got a pic with him, and he didn't look the 188 cm which has been suggested in the past, next to her), Obama looked a tad shorter. Generally he always gives a 6'1 impression from what I can see, and with the measurement of 6'1 from his medical - 6'1 seems spot on.

With Jens: Click Here
Rhino said on 15/Dec/13
He is 6'1.5. End of discussion.
MD said on 7/Dec/13
Huh? They both have one leg bent and one leg straight.
Kar said on 6/Dec/13
Hes 6'1. Just accept it people.
avi said on 5/Dec/13
Not bad terrible picture! Leno is slanting losing so much height while Obama is on a full push upwards.
MD said on 20/Nov/13
With Jay Leno:

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Not the best picture consider both are losing height with leans and leg lifts and such, but what the picture does display is just how high over the average American height he is. He is at least as tall as he is listed.
Joe said on 17/Nov/13
Looks around 6'1'' next to 6'3.25'' measured Vernon Davis.

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Nov/13
According to old medical records when he was Senator Obama, he was measured at 187.5cm. Probably taken in the morning but either way, he's not not less than this listed height. Might even be a strong 6ft1, Rob?

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