The first African-American to ever hold office in the White House is married to Michelle Obama who is likewise a powerhouse in terms of book deals and public speaking. Barack Obama earned $20.5 million from 2005 to 2016, a big part of it came from best-selling books such as “Audacity of Hope” and “Of Thee I Sing: A Letter To My Daughters.” The former fetched $8.8 million worldwide while the latter earned another $8.8 million, as per Forbes.
Like another former president Bill Clinton, Obama made more money after leaving his post. The 44th president of the U.S. earned money from book royalties and speaking engagements
Former first lady Michelle Obama and her husband Barack have been spending their summers in the famous Martha’s Vineyard for years before relocation after their presidential tenure, so it would make sense to invest in a property there, right?
Well, that’s just exactly what Obama did, and now they are the proud owners of a massive eleven million dollar, twenty-nine-acre estate topped with a mansion featuring seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms! According to reports, the house is an entertainer’s dream, and we’re sure that the former first lady makes full use of the top-notch amenities whenever entertaining friends and family in her tastefully hospitable home.
The Obamas are worth at least $70 million – as at December 2020
Ex-US President Earned $15.6 Million From Writing 2 Books
Obama’s rate per speaking event is estimated to be $400,000 as of march 2020.