• Former basketball player, author, commercial director, model and social media star born in Los Angeles, California USA in 1997
• Son of American actor Clifton Powell and housewife Kimberly Powell
• Played basketball and appeared in school plays, graduated from University of California • Los Angeles in 2019
• In a relationship with Sasha Obama, daughter of former US President Barack Obama
• Physically active, loves animals and plans to become a philanthropist
Who is Clifton Powell Jr?
American former basketball player, author, commercial director, model and social media star Clifton Powell Jr. was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 5 May 1997, making Taurus his zodiac sign. He’s perhaps known best for two things: for being the son of famous American actor Clifton Powell, who appeared in the critically acclaimed 2004 biographical musical movie “Ray” and was nominated for an Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, and for being the boyfriend of Sasha Obama, who’s the daughter of former US President Barack Obama.
Education and early life
Clifton and his sister May were raised in Ladera Heights, California by their father and their mother Kimberly Powell, who’s a housewife; his father’s appeared in close to 300 movies and TV series, and has won two of his six award nominations.
Clifton became interested in playing sports at a quite an early age, and it was only after he began growing fast while attending San Fernando Valley High School that he started playing basketball and joined the school’s team; Clifton was also into acting during his teenage years, appearing in a number of school plays, but eventually chose basketball over acting.
He matriculated in 2015 and then enrolled at the University of California – Los Angeles, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2019.
Clifton hasn’t shared many details about his career with his fans, but it’s known that he published a number of short stories while still at college, and that he began working as a commercial director upon graduation.
He’s today running his own website – Cliffp3.com – onto which he writes blogs about the National Basketball Association (NBA), about his job as a commercial director, and his love life.
Check out Clifton Powell Jr god is good 👍👍💯😇 he is officially signed to a full four bball schlarship to the Universty Of California At Santa Barbra!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Clifton Powell on Friday, May 20, 2016
Clifton doesn’t have his own YouTube channel, but many videos about him have been posted onto the video sharing service by other users, and most of these feature him and Sasha Obama spending time together. We’re going to mention the three most popular YouTube videos featuring Clifton, which have contributed to the rise of his popularity on the internet.
His #1 video “Sasha Obama with her Boyfriend Clifton Powell Jr” has been watched more than a million times since 12 January 2023, and today numbers over 30,000 likes; it was uploaded by Phesto Serugendo, and is a compilation of pictures which show Sasha and Clifton together.
Clifton’s second most popular video “What We Know About Sasha Obama’s Boyfriend and His Famous Father” was uploaded by The List on 23 April 2022, and has since been watched over 250,000 times; it covers the lives of Clifton and his father.
His #3 most viewed video “What We Know About Sasha Obama’s New Boyfriend & His Famous Dad”, was posted by H&Y Global Trends on 21 April 2022, and has since been viewed more than 220,000 times; it talks about how Sasha and Clifton met, and how they managed to hide their relationship.
Clifton’s quite active on the internet, and his Instagram account ‘Cliffp3’ is today followed by close to 20,000 people, while he’s posted nearly 200 pictures and videos onto the social media network; he’s made his account private, so only those who become his followers are able to see his content.
Clifton launched his Twitter account back in November 2011, and has since tweeted more than 10,000 times. He’s followed by over 1,300 people and tends to tweet at least once a day; most of these are either related to sports or popular Hollywood movies.
He has a Facebook profile with more than 300 friends, but Clifton seems to be using Facebook only to keep in touch with his closest friends and family members, thus not allowing his fans to befriend him on the social media network.
Clifton isn’t active on TikTok, but has been featured in many videos which have been uploaded onto the network by other users, and all together have been watched more than 20 million times.
Love life and relationship with Sasha Obama
Clifton and Sasha met at the University of California, after she had transferred there from the University of Michigan; they’ve since uploaded many pictures which feature them together onto their social media accounts, but neither has actually addressed the rumors of them dating.
Sasha’s mother Michelle Obama’s confirmed that her 21-year-old daughter is today in a relationship, but hasn’t revealed whether or not her boyfriend’s Clifton; the two nevertheless continue to appear at various events together, and have continued uploading pictures which feature them hugging and holding hands.
Some of Clifton’s fans believe that he and Sasha have recently become engaged, as a fan has claimed to have spotted a ring on Sasha’s finger, but this hasn’t been confirmed.
Clifton’s in a relationship with Sasha Obama as of February 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Sasha Obama's boyfriend Clifton Powell Jr is 24-year-old son of Hollywood actor Clifton Powell https://t.co/K5qIZwodkk #sashaobama pic.twitter.com/RWIGKbuMf7
— Lipstick Alley (@lipstickalley) April 21, 2022
Interesting facts and hobbies
Clifton’s physically highly active and although he hasn’t become a professional basketball player, he still occasionally plays the sport with his friends; he’s also an avid tennis player, and enjoys playing soccer and table tennis.
Clifton’s a huge lover of animals, and had two pet dogs while he was growing up; some of his favorite animals are horses, elephants and koalas.
He’s been to many US states and a couple of European countries, mostly thanks to his father’s career.
Clifton’s planning to become a philanthropist just as his parents, and has already donated money to several charities which aim to improve the quality of life for underprivileged African children.
Some of his favorite actors are Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel and Will Smith, and his favorite films include “Guardians of the Galaxy”, the franchise “Fast and Furious” and “Bad Boys”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Clifton’s age is 25. He has black eyes and hair, is 6ft 5ins (1.95m) tall and weighs about 195lbs (88kgs).
Clifton’s net worth’s been estimated at over $200,000 as of February 2023, and his father’s at close to $1 million.