Barack and Michelle Obama are about to follow the same path to wealth that the Clintons went down after they emerged “dead broke” from the White House.
Do you think Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren will criticize them for wanting to become millionaires or billionaires? Not likely.
The AP reports via FOX Business:
Barack and Michelle Obama Are About to Get Even Richer
The White House doors may have closed on former President Barack Obama’s presidency, but for him and his wife Michelle, the path to lucrative new book deals and paid speeches is wide open.
The Obamas recently hired top-dollar attorneys Robert Barnett and Deneen Howell to handle their book contracts, and a high-profile public relations agency – known for repping the Clintons and Mia Farrow – to coordinate speaking appearances. The Obamas haven’t yet set book-release dates or announced any scheduled speeches.
The Harry Walker Agency, which exclusively represents former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former vice presidents Dick Cheney and Al Gore, will handle the Obamas’ post-White House speeches, according to Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis.
In the private sector, the former president stands to earn more than half of his $400K annual presidential salary – per speech, Peter Shankman, founder and CEO of social media, marketing and PR strategy firm The Geek Factory, told FOX Business.
Good for the Obamas for taking advantage of their opportunities.
Isn’t it funny how people in the left demonize rich people until they become wealthy themselves?