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From LMT Online:
These endeavors — along with the six-figure pension all former presidents receive — have significantly contributed to the Obamas’ net worth, which is at least $40 million, according to a 2018 GoBankingRates estimate. The New York Post recently pegged their fortune much higher, at $135 million.
Now, the couple are set to earn even more thanks to a deal with Spotify.
From Fast Company:
Remember back in 2017 when Spotify created a position of President of Playlists that had Barack Obama’s name written all over it? Well, President Obama didn’t take that job, but he is now working at Spotify.
Today, Spotify announced that Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground, has signed a partnership deal to produce podcasts that are exclusive to the streaming platform. The podcast deal is similar to the production deal the Obamas signed with Netflix. In the multi-year Spotify deal, the Obamas will develop, produce, and “lend their voices” (guessing that means host?) to select podcasts on a variety of topics. The podcast deal extends their storytelling and their mission to lift up new, diverse voices from film and television to the audio world. (And don’t tell Luminary, but this might mean that Spotify is actually the Netflix of podcasts.)
Michelle says President Trump has put her “family’s safety at risk” in an excerpt from her book.
Because she’s trying to sell a book, no doubt.
Otherwise, it makes little sense.
Here’s what she wrote:
“What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls?” she wrote in her book, according to The Washington Post. “Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this I’d never forgive him.”
Enter Trump, who goes for the jugular – mostly aimed at Barack:
Trump explains how Obama depleted the military during his eight years in the Oval Office. Michelle, it would seem, is seeking to make headlines.
She wants to continue to divide the nation as she and her husband have done since 2008.
She is smart. Very smart.
Like, smarter than every person she’s ever been around. At least, that’s how she made it sound.
While in London, Michelle’s arrogance was on full display.
She noted, “I have been at probably every powerful table that you can think of, I have worked at nonprofits, I have been at foundations, I have worked in corporations, served on corporate boards, I have been at G-summits, I have sat in at the U.N.: They are not that smart.”
Michelle added, “We mistakenly thought that Barack Obama was going to erase hundreds of years in history in eight years—that’s ridiculous to think that could happen.”
Not sure about her intellect, but if it’s half as much as her arrogance and smugness, she’s a freaking genius.
— Go Irish (@sjenk26) December 16, 2018
And that is why none of you are qualified to run other people’s lives, so leave us alone
— Lostmyleggins (@lostmyleggins) December 16, 2018