How Much Money Obama Is Making These Days, and How He’s Doing It

Speaking fees

Obama speaking

The former president is known for his speaking skills. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

  • Obama’s going rate appears to be around $400,000 for an appearance.

When you’re in high demand, people will pay a lot to come see you speak. Or to have dinner with you. Or even just for a selfie. This is where Obama currently finds himself, and he’s commanding a high price tag.

According to recent reports, he seems to be charging around $400,000 to give a speech and make an appearance. Interestingly enough, he’s even making quite a few stops on Wall Street — which he was pretty tough on during his tenure in the Oval Office.

As time goes on, his asking price will probably go up. But for now, he stands to make a good amount of money giving speeches. For comparison, Bill and Hillary Clinton have combined to earn more than $153 million giving speeches since 2001.

Ex-presidents don’t just command big price tags for appearances, though. They also earn big pensions.

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