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Here Is What The Obamas Made Last Year

The vast majority of their income was made up of Barack’s Presidential salary of $400,000. Barack also earned around $56,069 from book sales. The couple donated around $64,000 to 30 different charities in 2015.

The couple paid $81,472 in federal income taxes to the IRS, which equates to an 18.7% tax rate. They also paid $49,000 in state and property taxes.

The Obamas will actually be getting a $22,859 refund check this year, because apparently they “over withheld.”

Here is exactly how much money the Obamas have made every year, since 2000. Note how much money they made in 2007, the year he ran for president and the year after his book, The Audacity of Hope, was released:

  • 2000: $240,000
  • 2001: $272,759
  • 2002: $259,394
  • 2003: $238,327
  • 2004: $207,647
  • 2005: $1,655,106
  • 2006: $983,826
  • 2007: $4,139,965
  • 2008: $2,656,902
  • 2009: $5,505,409
  • 2010: $1,728,096
  • 2011: $789,674
  • 2012: $662,076
  • 2013: $481,098
  • 2014: $477,383
  • 2015: $436,065

Total: $20,619,644

Why has his income dropped so drastically since 2007-ish? Apparently, no one is buying his books anymore! But that’s sure to change, basically the moment he leaves office. Bill Clinton has earned over $100 million in the years since he left office, mostly from paid speeches and book sales. Barack and Michelle are likely to have the same (if not more) opportunities to cash in on their fame and history.

source: African Globe

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