What Sort of Checks Does Obama Cash?

The president is comfortable, but he's no Oprah


obama smile wave 630 300x200 What Sort of Checks Does Obama Cash?He might be the most powerful man on the planet — but as far as making bank, he’s strictly second-tier.

The president’s salary — which is set by Congress, and currently is $400,000 per year — doesn’t even move the needle compared to U.S. celebrities like, say, Oprah Winfrey, who made $165 million between May 2011 and May 2012.

The benefits are pretty good, though. The plane, the vacation home at Camp David, the expense account … not to mention it comes with a nice place to live and a short daily commute.

Also, Obama has other sources of income. In 2008, he reportedly earned more than $2.5 million due to book sales.

Still, President Obama has the lowest net worth of any living former president at about $11.8 million, Celebrity Networth says. That trails both Bill Clinton at $80 million, George H.W. Bush at $15 million and his son, George W. Bush, at $26 million.

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