Barack Obama Height ~ How Tall is He Really?

“Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential."

― Barack Obama

The 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama is a tall man - not very tall of course, but tall enough to look a bit taller than people around him most of the time. Perhaps his good posture helps too in this regard. Anyway, in 2016 in the White House medical, he was measured at a stately 6'1.5" - with what we fear shoes still on. 

After comparing Mr. Obama to people like Donald Trump (around 6'1" now but 6'2" in his youth), Elon Musk (6'1.5"), his own wife, Michelle Obama (5'11"), and many others we think his physical was definitely done with shoes still on - with around half an inch of the sole of the said shoe. Which makes Mr. Obama the 10th tallest POTUS.

The height of Barack Obama is 

6'1" or 185.5 cm

Barack and Michelle Obama height comparison
Barack and Michelle Obama, they are 6'1" and 5'11" respectively.

For reference, here is the average human height around the world.
Country Male Height Female Height
Indonesia 5'4"/163 cm 4'10.75"/149 cm
Bangladesh 5'4.25"/163 cm 4'11"/150 cm
Vietnam 5'4.5"/164 cm 4'11"/150 cm
India 5'5.25"/166 cm 5"/152 cm
Nigeria 5'6"/168 cm 5'1.5"/156 cm
China 5'6.5"/169 cm 5'1"/155 cm
Japan 5'7.5"/171 cm 5'2.25"/158 m
South Korea 5'7.5"/172 cm 5'2.25"/158 cm
Brazil 5'8"/173 cm 5'2.5"/159 cm
France 5'9"/175 cm 5'3.5"/161 m
Russia 5'9"/175 cm 5'3.5"/161 ccm
Spain 5'9.25"/176 cm 5'4"/162 cm
United States 5'9.25"/176 cm 5'4"/162 cm
England 5'9.5"/177 cm 5'4.25"/163 cm
Canada 5'9.5"/177 cm 5'4.25"/163 cm
Australia 5'10"/178 cm 5'4.5"/164 cm
Germany 5'10.5"/179 cm 5'4.5"/164 cm
Denmark 5'11"/180 cm 5'5.5"/166 cm
Finland 5'11"/180 cm 5'5.5"/166 cm
Sweden 5'11.25"/181 cm 5'6"/168 cm
Netherlands 5'11.25"/181.6 cm 5'6"/168 cm
Dinaric Alps 6"/183 cm 5'6.5"/169 cm
Nilotic people of South Sudan 6'3"/190 cm 5'10"/177 cm

Data painstakingly extracted more or less from Wikipedia and some other sources. Expect up to half an inch of discrepancy from real life. All heights are supposed to belong to relatively young people of the urban areas, so they may come out slightly over the real average height.