Former president Obama has many times railed against the wealthy during his two terms, pandering to his followers about the evils of the one percent rich people. Now see the irony. The former president and his wife have had a pretty wealthy vacations themselves. These past several months they have vacationed in a 22 bedroom villa in Italy, stayed at Marlon Brando’s French Polynesian hideaway, had a supper with billionaire Sir Richard Branson on his yacht. They also spent some time with wealthy elites such as Oprah Winfrey and Bruce Springsteen.
The Obama family keeps on living in the lap of luxury but with no self-awareness. They recently bought a $8.1 million home, which in their eyes is probably “modest” at best.
As reported by Forbs, the Obamas have just purchased the Tudor-style home that boasts 9 bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms. The previous owner of this house was Joe Lockhart, who served as press secretary under former president Bill Clinton and is the current executive vice president of communications at the NFL.
The house is 8,200-square-feet and its floors are made of light hardwood and has neutral gray walls. It contains a reading room, state-of-the-art kitchen, elaborate doorways, crown moldings and coffered ceilings.
An interesting fact is, that this new house of the Obamas makes them neighbors with Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, who also live in the ritzy Kalorama neighborhood.
This new home of Obama’s is mainly paid by cashing in on book deals and traveling the country on a paid speaking circuit, which earns them around $200,000 per speech. Not to mention the six figure annual pension Obama is given, which also ensures that they are gonna be living the high life for quite some time.