Malia Obama, the eldest daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama, has been thrust in the media spotlight following her father's presidential reign. Amid recent scandals involving drinking underage and the discovery of a secret anti-Trump Facebook page, the 20-year-old is under constant scrutiny as she comes of age.

As one of the heirs of the speculated $40 million Obama fortune, Malia is worth a reported $100,000 to $250,000, which is definitely respectable for any 20-year-old. How exactly Malia earned her money is a bit of an unknown as there is no specific information available as to how she massed it.

In 2015, she worked as an intern on the set of "Girls" with Lena Dunham, the writer, director, and star of the TV series, The Guardian reported.

Her father also made a significant investment in her future, which may explain their worth. In 2007, Barack bought Malia and her sister Sasha Obama, now 17, two Bright Directions Age-Based Growth Plans to pay for their college tuitions, Yahoo reported. The plans were worth between $50,000 and $100,000 at purchase, ballooning to $100,000 to $200,000 three years later, according to the outlet.

The student is certainly on track to increase her wealth as she continues her studies at Harvard. While her major is unknown, Malia did at one time have aspirations to become a filmmaker, the Boston Globe reported.

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Malia Obama has amassed a sizable fortune at only 20-years-old. Barack Obama and daughter Malia make their way to board Air Force One before departing Los Angeles on April 8, 2016. Getty Images/MANDEL NGAN