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Lucrative book deals might finance the Obamas' post-White House life

Literary agents and major publishers say if Barack and Michelle Obama sign post-presidency book contracts, they stand to make as much as US$20-45 million

Then senator Barack Obama at a signing appearance in 2006 for his book The Audacity of Hope. This book and two others he wrote have sold more than four million copies and earned him more than US$10 million.


AFTER he is out of the White House, President Barack Obama has said he wants to become a venture capitalist, own part of an NBA franchise, and avoid taking off his shoes during security screenings at commercial airports.

All of those goals, serious or not, might soon be...

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