President Obama's Book Income Revealed

Posted on April 17, 2010

Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama


President Obama's 2009 tax return was recently made public. The Washington Post reports that President Obama made about $5.5 million in 2009 from his two books: Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope.

President Obama made more from his first book, Dreams from My Father. It made $3.3 million, about $1 million more than The Audacity of Hope, which the Post says made $2.3 million.

The books also made $2.6 million in 2008.

The Post says about $1.6 million of the President's total book income came from people buying his books overseas. If you can climb to the pinnacle of politics like Barack Obama, then you too can become a bestseller. Obama also made $400,000 from his presidential salary.

Obama's The Audacity of Hope cover


Photos: Three Rivers Press/Vintage