Speaking in South Africa this week, former President Obama seemed to complain about how wealthy he has become since leaving the White House. He actually says at one point that he has made enough money.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Obama: ‘I’m Actually Surprised by How Much Money I Got’
Former President Barack Obama said during a speech Tuesday that he was surprised by how much wealth he’s amassed.
Obama, delivering this year’s Nelson Mandela lecture in South Africa, spoke in favor of liberal causes such as universal health care, unions, progressive taxation, and retirement security. He further remarked on how much money he has.
“I should add by the way, right now, I’m actually surprised by how much money I got,” Obama said. “And let me tell you something, I don’t have half as much as most of these folks or a tenth or a hundredth.”
Last year, Obama and his wife Michelle signed book deals worth more than $60 million. Additionally, Obama has made a substantial sum from previous books he wrote over the years, including from before he was president. The Obamas have also signed a deal with Netflix to produce content for the company; it is unknown how much the deal is worth.
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Poor, rich Obama.