How tall is Barack Obama

Barack Obama's Height

6ft 1in (185.4 cm)

ABarack Hussein Obama is an American politician, who from 2009 to 2017 was the 44th 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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Average Guess (185 Votes)
6ft 0.99in (185.4cm)
Slim said on 12/Sep/17
6'1.25" glory days
6'0.75" current.
Peter181cm said on 10/Sep/17
Yep, 1.85m or 6'1 sounds good for him..
Maybe he is now weak 1.85m or 6'0.75!!
Mark(5'9.5") said on 7/Sep/17
I wouldn't doubt 186 cm really.
Canson said on 3/Sep/17
The ambiguity there with him having in shoes and clothes and the pics with others makes me believe that he wasn't measured barefoot. With Vernon Davis who is listed 6'3.25 (def a solid 6'3 in person) he looks weak 6'1. Even with Davis if he is the full 6'3.25 somehow that's still 6'0.75 for president Obama not to mention how he looks with steph curry who is a sub 6'2" more 6'1.5 (see pics with Jarrett jack who is a strong 6'2" himself in person 2" shorter than me). Jack has curry by 2cm and has no hair
Richard said on 2/Sep/17
Trump is six foot.
Slim said on 2/Sep/17
I think all leaders should be in the 80th percentile or more.
Slim said on 2/Sep/17
I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and say he has reached the 186 mark in his 20's and 30's(80's and 90's aka the Stone Age 😉)
Willes188 said on 31/Aug/17
Don't agree with him on many political questions but he is a very good example of a solid 6'1 man, 186.5 in his youth is possible
RichardSpain said on 26/Aug/17

Funny??? why funny?

Think !Trump has a bad posture! The Trump's heigth is somewhere between 185-186 cm barefoot nowdays. He is still a strong 6'1, believe me. Trump isn't less than that 6'1
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 24/Aug/17

Yeah, about a 0.5" difference. I would guess Obama at 6'0.75" and Trump at 6'0.25" There were times when the two looked equal though, but I think it was either due to shoes, camera angle or uneven ground.
Junior said on 24/Aug/17

That was funny. Because Obama is clearly taller than Trump by 0.5-0.75". Obama 6'1 and Trump 6'0.25-0.5".
RichardSpain said on 23/Aug/17
He has same height than Donald Trump nowadays.

185 cm and 185 cm
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 17/Aug/17
185, He wasn't ever 186 unless if it was an early day measurement.
Mark(5'9.5") said on 16/Aug/17
I'd give him 6'1.25" really.
Junior said on 16/Aug/17
6'1 seem right. Barrack looks it with 6'1.25" Tony Parker and 5'11.75" Chris Paul.
MAN19 said on 12/Aug/17
He might have been almost 186 cm in his youth. Probably 185 now.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Aug/17
186cm in his 30's isn't impossible.
Unanimous said on 3/Aug/17
Mitt Romney height?
John said on 2/Aug/17
idve thought 6foot
BIG N said on 2/Aug/17
Obama right now is probably about 1.86 meters but for sure when he was younger he was about 1.87 meters
Mark(5'9.5") said on 1/Aug/17
186 cm peak is the spot on listing for Obama.
Johnson said on 29/Jul/17
@Richardspain 186 for Obama and 187 for Trump nowadays is more reasonable
Guanzo said on 28/Jul/17
RichardSpain said on 25/Jul/17
Sorry guys but to give 182 cm to Obama it's a joke and funny!

To be honest he was 187cm when he was backpacker or traveler his younger days.

185/186cm nowadays he isn't less than that

Here next to spanish King Felipe VI ( he is a strong 196cm barefoot)
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And Obama is a bit shorter than spanish politican Pedro Sanchez ( strong 189 cm barefoot)

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So give 6'1.025 or 186 cm to Obama nowadays is very reasonable.
Rory said on 24/Jul/17
I reckon he probably has lost height. Appearence wise he's aged quite considerably in the last ten years and now in his mid fifties I think a 1/4 inch lost is very feasible. He's probably gone from 6'1-6'1.25 range in his thirties to 6'0.75-6'1 today.
ana said on 24/Jul/17
John said on 13/Jul/17
He looks to me like the same height as Trump. I think he, Trump, and Trudeau are all 6'0.5
Jeffery Lord said on 11/Jul/17
6'1.25" most of the day
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 9/Jul/17
6'0.5" or maybe 6'0.75"
Canson said on 28/Jun/17
My guess is like Clinton said on his height that his 6'1.5 may be a morning measurement (early morning) and he may be 6'0.75 at the end of the day and 6'1 after a few hours. President Clinton mentioned that "when I wake up, I'm 6'2.5 and halfway tall".
Mark(5'9.25 said on 27/Jun/17
He's always consistently looked 6'1". No more than a fraction loss and could have been the 186 cm range.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jun/17
He hasn't really lost anything...
Canson said on 23/Jun/17
@Christian: I can also see that possibly maybe weak 6'1" at worst. I've met Vernon Davis in person before and he looked 6'3 in person

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Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 23/Jun/17
Obama may be 6'0.5", at least in recent years. Don't know if he has lost any height or not. This is a 2014 photo where he looks 3.5" taller than Darius Rucker who's 5'9" (I can confirm he's 5'9" because I met him at an airport once and he looked 5'9") Click Here
Unanimous said on 21/Jun/17
Obama: 6'0.75-6'1
Trump: Peak: 6'2-6'2.25 Current: 6'0.25-6'0.5
Curry: 6'2-6'2.25
Mark(5'9.25 said on 15/Jun/17
I still think more 6'1"-6'1.25" at times.
MJKoP said on 12/Jun/17
An anti-Trump faux "Wanted" poster lists Obama at 6'1.25" I wondered if they averaged the two WH measurements to reach that figure? I actually do think it could be closer than a flat 6'1", at least for peak...yes, I said "peak". If you look at his face(and hair!) in 2008 vs. 2017, the guy has aged tremendously, as do most two-term POTUSes...though in Barack's case, I think it might be an all-time extreme! I have no probably believing that at a relatively young age he has dropped 1/4 or even 1/2 an inch, despite being otherwise athletic and physically fit.
Liberty183.3 said on 12/Jun/17
Not difficult to tell; he's a weak 6'1''.
Height said on 8/Jun/17
Rob, I think he can be in the 185.5 cm to 186 cm range.

One of my best friends from school who is 183 cm had the luck to meet him along with his family in 2016. His dad is an ambassador.

Here's a picture from his facebook, I had to erase the faces for privacy reasons. From left to right: My friend (183 cm), Obama, my friend's dad, my friend's mom, my friend's brother:

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Although my friend is standing slightly in front of him, it is still evident that Obama edges him by 2.5 cm to 3 cm
Canson said on 7/Jun/17
@mark: see the Obama pic with Vernon Davis. He's over 2" shorter. Davis is his listed draft height of 6'3.25 and that's his real height (not inflated). Obama may fall 6'0.75 afternoon/evening that's not impossible. Trump doesn't have the best posture and has lost height more than likely. Obama is also a good 1/2-2cm shorter than curry is. Put curry into perspective I played ball against Jarrett jack before and he's a legit 188 maybe 189 and he's still a good 2cm over Curry
Mark(5'9.25") said on 6/Jun/17
A weak 6'1" would mean that trump now is no more than 6'0". I can see Obama at 186 cm and Trump 184 cm now.
Canson said on 3/Jun/17
Obama looks weak 6'1" with Vernon Davis more 6'.75
berta said on 1/Jun/17
i still think he looks like a 186 man most of the time exept beside basketball playerc can make him look this height. With all other people he look about 186 to me.
Nik said on 31/May/17
@ HonestSlovene

Yes Obama is definitely taller than Trump, it is just a matter of by how much! You could be right or there could be slightly more difference!
HonestSlovene said on 30/May/17
Obama: 185.5 cm, Trump: 184.5 cm.
Rory said on 18/May/17
I'd agree he has maybe a cm on Trump in footage/pics but it'd be interesting to see what the difference would be when measured. At 70 your posture worsens and so called hidden height comes into it, they might actually measure very close to one another.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 16/May/17
Edges out trump again.

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Mark(5'9.25") said on 16/May/17
@Johnson I beg to differ

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Obama edges out Trump rather easily with equal camera and footwear.
Johnson said on 14/May/17
Trump is clearly taller than Obama mu friends
Mark(5'9.25 said on 14/May/17
Barack Obama would be taller than Peak Harrison Ford
meezemaker said on 13/May/17
he's a lift wearer,

Communication first...dont forget as thé président of the usa, u cant be towered by the canadian...Who is supposed to be an inch taller.

Maybe Obama has large feet ...usually these shoes has thicker heels😉
Canson said on 6/May/17
@Berta: I'd give Obama the edge he'd prob be legit 6'1" peak. Ford probably strong 6' don't think he's full inch shorter tho maybe 1/2"
berta said on 4/May/17
30 years ago obama and harriosn ford back to back. How mutch taller do you guys think obama would have been? i can believe 2,5 cm
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 29/Apr/17
6ft0.75-6ft1 before bed.
MC Mietek Rapere said on 28/Apr/17
@Editor Rob: Rob, is it possible that Barack was in his youth though 6' 1¼" (1.86 m)?
Editor Rob: I think up to age 50 he managed to hold onto his height well, I doubt he shrunk more than a tiny fraction.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 27/Apr/17
Edges out Trump again.

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Mark(5'9.25 said on 27/Apr/17
Also, he edges out trump

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Mark(5'9.25") said on 27/Apr/17
I still struggle to see Obama at 6'0.5". He's really the 185-186 cm person.
Canson said on 24/Apr/17
Can't see shoes here but I'd imagine both the same since they're in suits likely just dress shoes.

Vernon Davis looks close to 3" taller than President Obama. a 6'3.25 Davis puts Obama at 6'0.75 most likely
Canson said on 21/Apr/17
185cm maybe 185.5. No less no more
Mark(5'9.25") said on 19/Apr/17
Obama is really the example of a 6'1"-6'1.25" person.
shiva 181 cms said on 18/Apr/17
He looks an exact 6'1 as tall as a legitimate 6'1 guy can be
This listing is spot on
Kaneff 6'0.25 said on 18/Apr/17
He's pretty much a textbook example of 6'1". 185.5cm
Cq: said on 18/Apr/17
I think obama could easily claim to be at least 6 2. If trump gets away calling himself 6 3 then obama is taller than trump and should be marked at 6 4 in fact. He is certainly one of the tallest 6 1s i have ever seen. So i honestly think around 6 2 is fine. I think its fair to say most people his height call themselves 6 2 and pass for it. In shoes with a bit of hair i think he would touch the 6 3 mark comfortably and even just brush past it.
Warren said on 17/Apr/17
Hi Rob let me ask u once again, which is u think taller Obama or Trump now?
I still think Trump a bit taller than Obama or at least they r the same to me
imo is Obama 182-183cm, Trump 183-184cm
Editor Rob: I think Trump is still a fraction shy of Obama, although at times they can look quite close.
Ron said on 15/Apr/17
Rob who do you think is taller him or Murray?
Editor Rob: Murray looks taller from what I've seen of both.
Hans Meiser said on 14/Apr/17
He always seemed tall to me.
Canson said on 11/Apr/17
A 195 (194.945 to be precise) Kobe Bryant makes Obama about 185cm-185.5 at his lowest. He's in that boat where he's close enough to 6'1" to claim it.
Leo2001 said on 10/Apr/17
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nick92 said on 10/Apr/17
i honestly think obama would clear 186cm because he always seems to have a inch and and a half on most 6ft flat celebs.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Apr/17
I think 186cm is debatable. Doesn't look to have really lost anything
berta said on 9/Apr/17
i still feel that the odds for obama is higher that he will measure 186 range than under 185. 186 is what he looks.
HonestSlovene said on 7/Apr/17
@S.J.H Isn't Kobe about 6'5"? If so, he looks exactly 4 in shorter, making him roughly 6'1". The listing is spot on. My prediction is that he will hold on to at least 184 cm untill his late 60s, then he will go under the 6'0" by the age of 75-80.
S.J.H said on 6/Apr/17
Click Here Obama is 184cm
HonestSlovene said on 4/Apr/17
@TMI Probably lost about 0.25-0.5 and is roughly 6'1" flat now. Same happened to my father (went from 5'11.5" at 50 to about 5'11"-5'11.25" at 59), just like Cameron said shrinkage for men usually starts after 50, for women after 45.
Borats Chicken said on 4/Apr/17
rob, how tall would Joe Biden be 6ft range?
Cameron said on 3/Apr/17
@TMI I doubt he's lost anything noticeable yet. Maybe 1/4 of an inch at most.
TMI said on 3/Apr/17
Is it possible he's lost any height? Typically people start getting shorter in their mid 50's
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 2/Apr/17
His 6ft1.5 mesurement in 2016 most likely took place barefoot during early morning, because in order for him to be measured at 6ft1.5 in shoes, he must be no taller than 6ft0.5, which I can't see him being.

out of bed/early morning: 6ft1.5
afternoon/evening: 6ft1
before bed: 6ft0.75-6ft1
Chris said on 28/Mar/17
So you have a 2016 medical stating he is 6'1.5 exactly, and you're still debating it?

Why do you have him as 6'1 when you have scientific evidence he's 6'1.5?
Editor Rob: his medical from several years earlier had him at 6ft 1.

It's unknown whether it was socks or shoes though.
S.J.H said on 27/Mar/17

Atually Kobe bryant make obama look like a max 6'0.5 , he maybe 6'1.5 put on shoes on a measurement
Dejavu said on 25/Mar/17
I thought he looked 0.5-1 inch taller than Trump.
John said on 24/Mar/17
Maybe not EXACTLY 2 inches taller. But he was a good 1-1.25 inches taller than Trump, who is 6'0.5. I'd peg Obama at 6'1.5.
HonestSlovene said on 21/Mar/17
@John Since when did he look 2 in taller than Trump? Both look within half an inch of each other at about 6'1" and Trump was taller than him in his 20-40s at an easy 6'2" peak.
Canson said on 20/Mar/17
@S.J.H: I doubt he's under maybe 6'0.5-6'.75 at his lowest. He looks near 6'1" most of the time
S.J.H said on 19/Mar/17
6'1.5" measurement morning with shoes and down to 6'0 might be true height
MrTBlack said on 19/Mar/17
That 6'1.5" measurement must have been a 1st thing in the morning measurement since to dip down to 6'1" flat would usually be within 6 hours tops if even that
S.J.H said on 18/Mar/17

Lol obama was not over half inch taller than trump. HeightGuesstimator could have mean obama is 183cm but convert wrong in ft. Consider 6'4.75 kobe bryant look a full 197cm with obama. obama could be measured 6'1 in dress shoes and 6'0 barefeet
John said on 18/Mar/17
5'11? Not even close. He was at least 2 inches taller than Trump, and Trump is obviously not 5'9.
HeightGuesstimator said on 17/Mar/17
I stood right behind Barack Obama at a rally in Oakland, CA in 2007. People were really rallying him as a rock star back in the day. I'm a very accurate height-guesser. He looked about 5'11" to me, slim, elegant, someone you like and respect. He's so not 6'1".
Csimpson 6ft said on 16/Mar/17
Rob is 6ft 0.75 for Obama possible?
Editor Rob: I'd say that would be an extreme low range for Obama.
TheManWithNoName said on 7/Mar/17
Hey Rob, two questions:

1. How tall would you say comedian Marc Maron is? I've seen listings as high as 5'11" and as low as 5'8".

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2. Would President Obama's history of chain-smoking affect his height as he ages more so than a non-smoker?
Editor Rob: it could effect the body's abilities, namely increase risks of bone loss/ osteoporosis.

the other chap looks near 5ft 8.
Dave said on 7/Mar/17
Rob, lets say both were measured without shoes, do you think its possible Obama increased his height?
Editor Rob: I don't think he increased it...but Obama certainly could have stood better for a measurement or got rounded up a little.

The 'bust a gut' measurement can add a fraction.
MrFish said on 27/Feb/17
Rob, I met Mitt Romney today (he's a month short of 70 years old). I'd say he's definitely between 184 and 186. A friend of mine is 188 and is clearly taller than Romney. I'd say 187-188 peak, 185 now.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Feb/17
Rob, is 6ft1½ peak (pre-presidency days) arguable?
Editor Rob: I think I'm still happy with about 6ft 1 for him, maybe at 10am he could have been 186 range.
berta said on 23/Feb/17
i think its strange that the average guess is under 6y foot 1. i thought it woulb be liks 186,2 or me he looks like a guy that never goes under 6 foot 1 and probably most days are 186 in the efternon
DetroitMichigan said on 16/Feb/17
@nick92 after this picture it seems clear Malia is under 5'11
HonestSlovene said on 15/Feb/17
@nick92 Drake is 5'11" and Obama is 6'1" so this is spot on IMHO. Drake's leaning in so he is loosing 1 in (he looks 3 inches shorter).
nick92 said on 11/Feb/17
is obama really 185cm flat look at him with drake and drake has a footwear advantage Click Here
Andrea said on 7/Feb/17
Whether Obama got measured in shoes or not is not arguable... He looks a genuine 6'1, barefoot! If he really was 6' range, many celebrities should be drastically downgraded! Even Rob... I mean, look at him with Jeremy, that Rob has met and said he is not shorter than him and likely a smidge taller: Click Here
There's not a chance he's 6'1 in shoes, unless he consistenly wears lifts but I highly doubt it ;)
He's probably one of the most genuine 6'1 on here!!!
Canson said on 6/Feb/17
@Honestslovene: have to remember Berta doesn't lose much height throughout the day (an anomaly). maybe why he sometimes overestimates
Johnson said on 6/Feb/17
You all shouldconsider presidents of the USA are registered from half inch to half inch, I mean 5'9.25 would be consider 5'9 and 5'9.75 would be 5'10.

The 6'1.5 for Obama must be a day passing 6'1.25 mark and the 6'1 could be just under 6'1.25 mark
Peter 179cm said on 6/Feb/17
If Obama is really 6'1 WITH shoes and 6'0 barefoot i guess Trump should also be downgraded to atleast 183cm if not 182cm since they look very similar height-wise.
HonestSlovene said on 5/Feb/17
@berta He can look 186 cm because that is his height earlier in the day. 185 cm before bed and 187 cm in the morning. Overral a solid 185 cm guy or 6'1".A fraction taller in his 20s-40s (6'1.25" or 186 cm).
lazare said on 30/Jan/17
Click Here 6'4 Ange Kagame with 5'11 listed Alek Wek
She can look 6'3"5 easily
berta said on 27/Jan/17
to me he looks taller than 185 beside tom hanks and all other actors he have been with. 186 is good guess 187 is little to mutch.
Willes189 said on 26/Jan/17
Lol no way that Ange Kagame is 6'3, are you out of your mind? 6'4 is the lowest of the low for her, and she could very well be closer to 6'5. She is extremely tall
Warren said on 26/Jan/17
Those pictures are a bit difference angles and we can't see their feets,
but yeah I do believe that Obama is 6'0" barefoot and Leo is more like 179 to me
Dmeyer said on 25/Jan/17
On the vidéo Trump dosnt look shorter than obama
S.J.H said on 25/Jan/17

Just a fact that kobe claim he was only 6'4.5 and 6'5 in sneakers and obama look about 4.5 shorter than kobe. If that this report is true therefore obama is about 6'0 barefoot and the journalist who met leonardo dicaprio in person say that leo was not over 178cm which is reliable

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Johnson said on 24/Jan/17
@Warren @Rob In those cases, normally they measure and weigh people with clothes and shoes, and in the case of height they discount 2 centimetres or an inch, example (measured at 6'2 so they write down 6'1), I know of people measure this way at the doctor and medical tests
DetroitMichigan said on 24/Jan/17
Hey Rob
Could you make a profil for Ange Kagame, she pretends to be 6'4" on his Twitter. I guess it's right or maybe 6'3"
Warren said on 24/Jan/17
hey guys and Rob plz read this, then Obama should be change to 182 or 183 in barefoot

"Sunday's report said Obama is 6-foot-1 (1.85-meter) and weighs 180 pounds (82 kilograms) in shoes and exercise clothing."
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Editor Rob: yes, I am aware, the problem is that in the actual medical report it said.

Height: 73 inches
Weight: 179.9 pounds (with shoes and workout attire)

the question was always whether he kept shoes on for the height portion of his physical...
Johnson said on 23/Jan/17
Now I read all Obama's medical reports: 2010: 6'1 and 179.9 pounds, 2011: 6'1 and 181.3 pounds, 2014: 6'1 and 180 pounds, 2016: 6'1.5 and 175 pounds.

In 2007 and 2008, before being president, Obama did not released height data
Canson said on 23/Jan/17
He would measure similar to Christiano Renaldo. 187-187.5 out of bed 185-185.5 at his lowest. If not a full 6'1 afternoon/evening (he likely isn't because the measurements don't take place that late), he's at least 6'0 7/8 or 3/4
Johnson said on 23/Jan/17
Yes, I have read information about 3 medical tests 2010 2014 (the one of 6'1.5) and 2016. 2010 is lost so far in the web
Editor Rob: the link at the top of the page is to the archive version, here it is Again
Johnson said on 23/Jan/17
What about Obama's medical check of 2011? I didn't find information in the net
Editor Rob: I updated the link at the top to the archived version of Obama's 2010 medical report.

The question is if he was weighed in clothing and shoes, did he then take shoes off for the 6ft 1 would seem likely that he did...
Johnson said on 22/Jan/17
Shorter than 187 cm Trump.
Obama is 185.5. Trump was a legit 6'3 as young. At 70 slouching and with bad posture, still is taller than Obama
Will said on 21/Jan/17
I would say he is 186 max before bed time. i.e. if Donald Trump is 185 max, they looked no more than half an inch different in height during the inaugural, remember Trump slouches abit.

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jan/17
186cm peak is arguable…
Canson said on 12/Jan/17
Out of bed 187-187.5
Before bed 185-185.5

Keep in mind he also got a 6'1 listing deep into his 40s and this is how he looks next to 6'4.5 Michael Jordan or other celebs
berta said on 10/Jan/17
to me he lokes 186-187 just looke at him with tom hanks there is about 5 cm beetween them and hanks is 182-183 these days. i dont think obama is 187-188 but wehat i mean is 185 is to low in some way and 186 looks perfect to me.
Andie said on 7/Jan/17
And what about his daughters rob?
Do you have a rough guess for them?
I think malia is 6'.05 and sasha 5'9
Editor Rob: the elder daughter looks a bit taller than Michelle, so over 5ft 11 is very likely.
Andie said on 7/Jan/17
Rob, lets say he is 185.5 at his low, (like he is going to bed with this height) than it would be more appropriate to list him at 6'1.25 rigt rob?
Like 6'1.25 would be a small round up, but closer to the truth as his height would be about 186.
In my opinion that might be the case, since he said roughly 6'1 and he can look more than 6'1.
1/4 or 0.25 is just a small change, so he just rounds it down to a flat 6'1.
If he was 6'1.5, than i think he would say the 1/2 or say6'2.
Could that be right rob?
Editor Rob: I think you can make an argument for a little over 6ft 1, but I think he is probably a good example of 6ft 1.
tony t. said on 7/Jan/17
Actually my last comment doesn't matter. They look about the same height when looking at some other pics.
tony t. said on 7/Jan/17
Why was 6'1 Charles Woodson taller than him whenever the Packers visited the White House after they won the Superbowl?
Ellym said on 4/Jan/17
I don't think he is 6'1 in a photo next to Kevin Costner he is clearly shorter, although Costner is closer to the camera he is still quite a bit taller, if Costner is 6'1 then Obama is not.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 28/Dec/16
I would argue 6'1.25". Easily 187-188 cm with footwear.
Canson said on 28/Dec/16
Jordan isn't 6'6". He's listed 6'5" here but I think now this is good enough evidence to show he is 6'4.5 like it was claimed when he came in the league and that Obama is a flat 6'1.
Al said on 26/Dec/16
Obama recently Awarded Michael Jordan at the whitehouse and he only looked 3 inches shorter than Jordan. Jordan is 6'6 so is obama 6'3 or wearing lifts?
Editor Rob: Al, it is doubtful Obama is a lift-wearer.

But then, some men have done it as an 🖕 to troll others in real life. When you have a big guy like Klitschko trolling people by wearing lifts, you just never know...
Asian guy said on 21/Dec/16
I have met Loong a couple of times and he's around 5'10.5-5'11 range. I'm personally 6'2. He's probably 5'11.75 in shoes
MD said on 19/Dec/16
Thought it may look it on first blush, that's not a great comparison photo. I've always thought the Singapore president looked closer to 5'11" than he did 6'0".

Speaking of political leaders, I was surprised to find New Zealand's new PM is just as tall if not ever-so-slightly-shorter than long-time PM John Key, who is 5'9" tops. If it makes any sense, he seems to have a face/bearing of a taller man.
Johnson said on 16/Dec/16
I would say Loong is more of a 5'11-5'11.25 person(180cm-181cm). He can't be 6 foot because when he was pictured with Malcolm Turnbull(he's listed 5'10 on google), he looks to have an inch over him
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 15/Dec/16
Johnson said on 12/Dec/16
Rob, how tall do u think Singapore PM is next to Obama?Click Here


Without knowing their footwear, he looks a legit 6ft in the photo, as listed on Google. But the camera angle gives Loong a slight advantage, so he might be 5ft11.5 in reality.
Johnson said on 12/Dec/16
Rob, how tall do u think Singapore PM is next to Obama?Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Dec/16
He hasn't really lost anything, unlike Clinton who I think lost some height by the time he got out of the White House
James said on 3/Dec/16
He never was over 6' 1" that's for sure.
persk said on 2/Dec/16
Solid 184cm
Mark(5'9.25") said on 2/Dec/16
I think a big 6'1" like 6'1.25"-6'1.5" would fit Obama at his peak. Today, nothing less of 6'1".
packman said on 26/Nov/16
Flat 6ft for sure
Editor Rob: for Obama, I don't think there has been any serious guesses of him as 6ft flat, most have been 6ft 1-1.5 range from what I seen...

with some listings there's a bigger range of guesses, but Obama is one of the more agreeable ranges.
Judd said on 24/Nov/16
It's curious thinking about presidents height:

Bill Clinton was listed at 6'2.5", here his peak scheduled is 6'2 but i am sure he never been taller than 6'1.25-1.5"; George W Bush was listed 5'11.75" but he never looked taller than a flat 5'11...then Obama was listed before 6'1 and then 6'1.5"...i am very curious regarding the medical sheet of Donald Trump...

Then IMO the 6'1 Obama's measurement was barefeet or in socks!
avi said on 23/Nov/16
Looks under 6'1 next to Michael Jordon who could be 6'5 and change.
184-182 said on 23/Nov/16
If you looked up 6'1" in the dictionary, you'd see a picture of Obama
Canson said on 23/Nov/16
Good point James!
James186cm said on 22/Nov/16
Keep in mind Obama used to be a chain smoker. Not entirely sure if that would have a serious impact on his height, but I doubt its helped him as he aged (now 55).
James said on 22/Nov/16
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover Nope.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Nov/16
6ft2 range in shoes
slurkapfson said on 19/Nov/16
Obama is a solid 6'1, and looks tall in appearance and amongst others. I think 185cm is fair, but he's probably 187 when he wakes, and is a solid 6'1, at around 186 ish later morning to afternoon. I think it would be fairer to list him as closer to 186.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 18/Nov/16
Rob, would Obama be similar to Luke Mitchell in certain days?
Editor Rob: yes Mark he might at lunchtime be near 186
Canson said on 18/Nov/16
I agree with Rampage. Today maybe 6'1.5 out of bed 6'0.75 at his lowest. I can see him measuring 6'1 flat a couple hours awake like he did in 2008 and be 1/4 under later.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Nov/16
6ft2 straight out of bed in his 20's-30's is possible. Could have been in that strong 6ft1 zone.
Ray said on 15/Nov/16
He's easily a strong 6'1", and probably wakes up at around 6'2".
Z said on 12/Nov/16
Rob, why would you not want to do a page on the Obama daughters?
Editor Rob: Z, I haven't ruled it out.
Phil said on 12/Nov/16
American people will miss him.
6 foot 1.25
Sarah said on 11/Nov/16
6'1". Also, I like your comment on Nieto. Height doesn't matter; accomplishments do.
Brandon said on 10/Nov/16
Click Here Trump and Obama. Pick ur guesses
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Nov/16
187.5-188cm out of bed
185-185.5cm before bed
Realist said on 9/Nov/16
He's about 170 at 6"1.5
S.J.H said on 6/Nov/16
One of my 6'1 friend who got up a afternoon measurement at 6'1.5 as medical result i see which is measure in a digital scan machine in hospital and i suspect no way his more than 185.5cm max so i get out a measuring tape measure him in an early noon 1pm and he barely reach up 185.4cm which is right at 6'1 and he was even low as 185.1cm at night i measure him the same day. Maybe the case of obama 6'1.5 get up from.
S.J.H said on 4/Nov/16
Before i see 186cm tony parker look taller than obama i always thought so 186 187cm for obama and since parker is really 186cm then 185cm dead on obama. The 6'1.5 probably a morning an error or false measurement like a digital machine
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 1/Nov/16
Rob, who do you think is taller of the two: Obama or Cristiano Ronaldo? They both look legitimate 6ft1 guys to me.
Editor Rob: would certainly be interesting if they ever met, I think you might find both are 6ft 1 at their low marks.
Mark said on 26/Oct/16
I'm not one for the political world, but Obama is one of the few solid 6'1" people here. Nothing under that and would measure 186 cm in a good day.
HonestSlovene said on 22/Oct/16
He is pretty much bang on 6'1. A perfect example that a legit 6'1 in the west is solid tall and about 1 standard deviation above average in the west (5'10 or 177-178 cm is average).
bruh said on 20/Oct/16
Hey Rob, are you gonna add the Obama girls? Malia looks 5'11.5'' her fathers not much taller than her, and Sasha is maybe like 5'9.5''.
Editor Rob: 5ft 11 and something is quite possible, but I'm not sure about a page for them..
berta said on 18/Oct/16
always looks atleast 185 exept from when he meet basket stars. all the other times he can look more 186,5
tony t. said on 18/Oct/16
Rob how tall do you think Malia is?
Editor Rob: taller than her Mother now
Brandon said on 17/Oct/16
PhysicsEnemy said on 16/Oct/16
Rob - Wouldn't his 2010 physical likely be in shoes, since his weigh-in was?

Based on that he would be 6'-6'0.25".
Editor Rob: the fact the first medical mentioned shoes...well, it could be argued that if he stood on a scale with shoes on, he may have then got measured in them.

but, I think he too often looks 6ft 1 for it to have been in shoes.
Aza said on 7/Oct/16
Really interested in how at his physical he gained half an inch. Guess it might have been early morning or the guy is really taking care of his posture. I will go with 6'1.25
Purple said on 5/Oct/16
I sometimes wonder if he has special shoes for certain occasions. Sometimes when officially photographed with other people, he seems to tilt forward a bit. Interestingly both him and his wife are usually impeccably turned out with cuts that favour their proportions. While they certainly have stylists and tailors that help them get the best out of a ceap dress, so much for shopping at cheaper stores, people who are concerned about their heigth should really take notice.
Borats Chicken said on 4/Oct/16
Rob, since it says 'President Barack Obama's official height'(I'm seening it next to my tabs) are you gonna change to Fmr or something like that?
Editor Rob: yeah I can change it when he's gone from Office.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Oct/16
186cm in his 20's-30's is debatable. Some guys don't lose anything in their 50's. Obama and Bill Murray are two guys I can think of...
Height Analysis said on 1/Oct/16
People would think he is 6'2/6'3 but he's an example of how a real 6'1 person would looks like.
KH said on 1/Oct/16
Looks the same exact height as David Cameron to me. Would be surprised if he were 6'1 without shoes day or evening time. More like 6.50 to 6.75 inches.
Chad said on 1/Oct/16
6'1.5" would be the minimum for obama, maybe even a quarter inch more. Looks very close in height to 6.2.75" prince william
Mark said on 24/Sep/16
Rob, is Obama in the strong side of 6'1" or the weak side of 6'1"?
Donald said on 13/Sep/16
It was easy taking over from Bush but yeah he's tall president
Lorne??? said on 13/Sep/16
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.

Exactly. And Rampage has a point w/ Clinton and Bush.
Dmeyer said on 11/Sep/16
Propbably wakes near 6'2 maybe they measured him 186,5cm 1 hour out of bed
the smart one said on 9/Sep/16
legit 6'1
senu said on 5/Sep/16
Legit 6feet no more no less
Candyman said on 4/Sep/16
Romney, Bill Clinton and Trump ALL have puffy 2-3 inch "big hair" styles that make them appear taller than people with low cropped hair like Obama's. Am I the only one who sees this?
Candyman said on 4/Sep/16
6'1.75" looks more and more probable, yet posters keep trying to downgrade him. He stands taller than all living former presidents consistently yet always is listed as shorter than presidents who have claimed 6'2" or more in the past.
Andrea said on 3/Sep/16
Rob, do you think it is worth adding Bill de Blasio?
He has claimed to be 6'6 on Twitter and he really looks genuinely near 6'6 with Obama... He looks much more 6'6 than many guys listed at that mark on this site!
There's an article here which talks about his height and they say they measured him at 6'5 7/8, barefoot: Click Here
Editor Rob: yeah he has been mentioned on here a few times, as a NYC Mayor, he is relatively well known.
Rey said on 31/Aug/16
Obama has always appeared closer to 6'2" than 6'1"....he is taller than Zach Quinto, but shorter than Brandon Routh.
Ahmad said on 16/Aug/16
well it's perfect height for him and i'm 5' 11" but anyhow without shoes i'm 5' 9" or literally something else but i'm 14 years old my father is 6' 0" and grandfather is 6' 1"
Scott said on 15/Aug/16
There's absolutely no way Chris Christie is 5' 11". Obama is a solid four inches taller. Can you do a page on him? I guess like 5' 8.5".
heelshealheight said on 7/Aug/16
Interestingly enough, Obama's daughter, Malia, is listed as 1.85m. Although she's not as tall as her father, Malia constitutes the example of what truly tall people look like. She hardly ever wears high heels (she almost always wears flats), and yet she continues to look almost as tall as her father. Tall women/men have both long legs and a relatively long torso, as in the case of Malia.
Canson said on 2/Aug/16
@Rampage: well said. It is a tall height as well anything 6'0" flat or more is tall really (you know lol, the guys or gals that people on the street think are 6'2 and make 6'2 look small!!!)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Aug/16
Obama is one of the very few guys who can demonstrate 6ft1 as being a legitimately tall height…
Charles said on 31/Jul/16
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Is this really what a 6'1 man is supposed to look like next to a 5'6 ranger? Maybe I am seeing things here, but this is roughly what I (5'10) look like next to my 5'7 friend.
imnotgonnaanswermyheightbf18!! said on 31/Jul/16
So, Rob, how tall did you guess Pena Nieto without shoes? ppl make fun of him
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Editor Rob: he might be 5ft 6.

Although in achievement in his field of work, he is probably a lot taller than those who ridicule him for his lack of height.
Rocky said on 18/Jul/16
He looks clearly 1-2 inches taller than 6'2'' Jared Fogle...unless the latter is exaggerating his height.
truth said on 13/Jul/16
@grizz Why are you so obsessed with downgrading Jimmy Fallon? He is no less than 5'11.
Rifle said on 12/Jul/16
How tall do you think the guy next to Obama is?

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Editor Rob: he could be over 6ft 6-7 range
Canson said on 10/Jul/16
If I had to guess the 2008 measurement was barefoot (morning possibly) and it did say "roughly" 6'1". Steph curry also got a morning measurement at 6'2. Curry's may have been earlier and it looks maybe a 3/4" . That said: curry looks 6'1.5/ President Obama 6'0.75
Canson said on 6/Jul/16
@Tony: doubt 2" for curry. Maybe 1" at most. The President is more like 6'0.5-.75 (they said he's "roughly 6'1" when they measured him his first election) and Curry 6'1.5.
J.B. said on 19/Jun/16
6'1" Flat

With 5'11" Matteo Renzi (Prime Minister of Italy):

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truth said on 18/Jun/16
He is a solid 6'1 as of today at least. Maybe 6'1.5 in his youth.
183cmAriel said on 18/Jun/16
Rob, how tall do you think grayson allen is?

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Editor Rob: the angle helps Obama a lot there, so it's hard to say how much taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jun/16
Turkish President might be an even 6ft…
jajamen said on 14/Jun/16
Rob, how tall do YOU think his wife is?
Editor Rob: may well be 5ft 10.5 to 11 range
grizz said on 13/Jun/16
@tony,lol,if that's true,then Jimmy Fallon is 5'10 tops
Mr Adam said on 11/Jun/16
Hey Rob
How tall is turkish president Click Here
Editor Rob: he could be in the six foot range.
truth said on 11/Jun/16
Uhuru Kenyatta looks like a solid 179 cm.
tony said on 2/Jun/16
Hes no 6'1. Looks 2 inches shorter than 6'2 Steph Curry in a commerical.

6'0 max.
jajamen said on 1/Jun/16
Rob, How about giving his wife a page? she said shes 5'11 but really is 178. Whats your thought?
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 Peña 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 6ft1¼(186cm) could be argued for him?

I think if he got measured at 6ft1½ 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 6ft1½. I think Clinton and Bush Sr. were also measured 189cm in the early morning and that's why they may have got listed at 6ft2½. Same goes for G.W. Bush at 5ft11½.
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 6ft1½ 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".
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 3/Mar/16
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.

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