A life of the rich and famous

Leaving office was a change Barack Obama could believe in.

In the year after stepped down, Obama's foray into post-presidential life has included globe-trotting, book-writing, speech-giving and the unmistakable perks of semiprivate life when you got a bag of money.

While Obama has managed to largely stay out of the chaos that has mired Washington after his exit -- minus a few public policy-related pronouncements -- Obama has charged ahead with building his foundation and presidential center, ending 2017 with a pair of campaign rally appearances that revealed his love for the stump.

Those who know Obama best, however, say he doesn’t miss life around the Oval Office and is happy to kick back and be what he was meant to be -- a gentleman of leisure. Obama is now in the enviable position of being able to make gazillions just by being Barack!

"Yeah, baby!"

Barack and Michelle have been developing a much broader portfolio of projects since leaving the White House. In 2018, they inked a deal with Netflix to produce a set of films and series for the streaming service under their new production company, "Higher Ground Productions."