20 Photos of Barack Obama’s Life After the White House

After eight years in the White House, former U.S. President Barack Obama and his family returned to private life in 2017. Check out what different members of the family have been up to.

Obama met Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Big Rig Brewery in Ottawa, Canada, on May 31, 2019. He later spoke to an audience of about 12,000 people at an event hosted by the progressive think-tank Canada 2020.

Obama during an NCAA college basketball game between Duke University and the University of North Carolina in Durham, North Carolina, U.S., on Feb. 20, 2019.

He was seen wearing a customized rag & bone bomber jacket with the number “44” embroidered on the left sleeve as a nod to his presidency.

Obama with Golden State Warriors player Stephen Curry at the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance summit in Oakland, California, U.S., on Feb. 19, 2019.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance during the opening segment of the Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, 2019, to support host Alicia Keys. She was joined by Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Lopez.

Obama said, “…Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity, our sorrows, our hopes and joys.” She also tweeted a photo from the awards and mentioned that she was thrilled to be there.

Michelle Obama speaks, during her book tour, at the Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Nov. 12, 2018. Obama greets Democratic campaign volunteers at a surprise stop in Fairfax Station, Virginia, U.S., on Nov. 5, 2018. Obama campaigns alongside Democratic candidates for the midterm elections at Ice Palace Films Studios in Miami, Florida, U.S., on Nov. 2, 2018. Michelle poses for a selfie with (L-R) Karlie Kloss, Zendaya and Freida Pinto during her appearance on the “Today” show on the International Day of the Girl on Oct. 11, 2018.

She announced the launch of the Global Girls Alliance, an education initiative by The Obama Foundation.

Obama attends the Oslo Business Forum in Oslo, Norway, on Sept. 26, 2018.

Michelle Obama speaks during a rally for When We All Vote’s National Week of Action at Chaparral High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Sept. 23, 2018.

Obama embraces a child as he campaigns in support of candidates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Sept. 21, 2018.

The former president takes the stage during a campaign rally for Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray, who served as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the Obama administration, in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., on Sept. 13, 2018.

Obama delivers the 16th Nelson Mandela annual lecture, marking the centenary of the anti-apartheid leader’s birth in Johannesburg, South Africa, on July 17, 2018.

Obama addresses delegates during the launch of Sauti Kuu resource center near his ancestral home in Nyangoma Kogelo village in Siaya county, Kenya, on July 16, 2018.

Obama meets children as he tours the Sauti Kuu resource center in Siaya county on July 16, 2018.

Obama meets with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez ahead of a conference on the circular economy, in Madrid, Spain, on July 6, 2018.

The former first lady shared the cover of her memoir “Becoming” on Twitter on May 24, 2018, with the message: “Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own. #BECOMING” The photo was shot by celebrity portrait photographer Miller Mobley.

Michelle speaks during the American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., on June 22, 2018.

The former first lady speaks at the Reach Higher Initiative Beating the Odds Summit to support first-generation college-bound students in Washington, D.C., U.S., on June 14, 2018.

The former first lady speaks at The United State of Women Summit 2018 in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on May 5, 2018.

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  1. Dick Swift says

    What a lovely family. We’re lucky to have them with us.

    1. SadieWinn4321 says

      You have to be joking!

    2. BMY yordanopoulos says


  2. THOMAS says


    1. Gail says

      The person you are referencing is the one in the White House now.

      1. Edna says

        Right on!

  3. JEFF says

    WHO CARES~!!!!

  4. Greg says

    No bigger pair of posers in the history of American politics. Rise to the most powerful position in the world with NO credentials and NO accomplishments. By the point in his life that he held a real job, he failed at everything he touched. ONLY in America and ONLY on the left.

    1. SadieWinn4321 says


  5. richard firestone says

    Richard Yes thankfully they are still with us, and hopefully for many more years. what a splendid group of inspiring role models !!!

  6. Ron says

    Not a big fan of theirs

  7. Ron says

    Thanks but I threw it away. I used the scissors to open the pouch and I accidentally cut the wire on it. Don’t worry about it. It was my mistake.

  8. RAYMOND says

    WOW To Have Two Harvard grad how lucky were we to have them in office! As opposed to the C student that we have now who has everyone fooled only the downtrodden and losers that dank this country belongs to them need apply to the president president! Don’t forget that he has not yet to show his tax forms and paperwork for who knows how long plus that he was a draft dodger and if anyone should go back to the country it should be him and his immigrant wife and her EMIGRANT fathers that was granted citizenship via an order that he signed! What a sad sad state of affairs we have in the White House right now freaking draft dodger . I remember when he said believe me I know more than the generals do which is a crock if even think about it it’s a crack he’s a crack she’s a crack and so is his foreign looking daughters and sons!

  9. Richard Wolf says

    Beautiful honorable family ! What a contrast to the lowlife currently in the White House or his preferred Mara Lago estate . Still hard to understand how so calmed Christians rejected honorable President Obama but embrace the immoral tyrant Trump . Has to be a racist thing !

  10. JAN Wade says

    I can’ttell you how much I miss them Pure class. Such a contrast to the lying, womanizing egotist we have now.
    I only wish he could run again.

  11. Atchso says

    How about a “Racist” on steroids. I am astounded that many who haven’t even graduated from high school can look down on a family with 2 (that’s two) Harvard graduates! They won’t see evil until our country has lost it’s Democracy & freedoms.
    A Viet Nam Veteran

  12. Dave M says

    Not a fan of Obama. The hope and change promised did not materialize. National economy was stagnant. Obamacare fixed nothing as we have seen with continued premium increases and higher deductibles, no different than before.
    Granted, Trump is not the polished politician that we are used to seeing in office. You can’t ignore the thriving economy, reinvestment by American companies, and an unemployment number not seen for decades. America could not have survived another 4 years of going in the same direction.
    And please, do not say it was all in place before President Trump was elected. The facts show otherwise. Give Trump SOME credit!
    I wish the Obama family well, but this country was not going in the right direction. I can only hope that sleepy Joe gets the nomination for 2020. That will most certainly ensure 4 more years of prosperity.

  13. Bette E Winkler says

    What a delightful diffeence from the current First Family. The Obamas are real, interesting, caring, willng to be out there trying to improve out country and the world. God bless them! Thank you all for your service to our country.

  14. Jeonar Dvorak says

    My My, How the Obama’s acquired such wealth! At least Trump had his wealth before he entered the Whitehouse
    and did not take a salary. People are so dumb.

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