Audacity Of Hope And Dreams Of My Father Essay

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Barack Obama has a net worth of $12.2 million. He was Illinois senator for 3 terms and became the first African American US President, as well as the 44th POTUS. He is an author and one of the most powerful people in the world.
How he earned it
Books
Barack’s books, The Audacity of Hope and Dreams of my Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance contributed immensely to his net worth. His speech during the Democratic National Convention in 2004 resulted in national exposure and popularity.
As his profile rose, the sales of his book, Dreams from My Father also soared. Time Magazine listed Obama’s book among the top 100 non-fiction books written in English in 1923. In 2006, the book’s audio version won him a Grammy Award for the best spoken word
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Career Beginnings
After graduating from Columbia University, he was in business for 2 years. He then worked as a community organizer for low income residents in Roseland and Altgeld gardens. He obviously had a passion to serve. Obama entered Harvard Law School and joined a Chicago law firm as a summer associate. He became the first African American editor of the Harvard Law Review.
After graduating magma cum laude from Harvard, he practiced as a civil rights lawyer. He also taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School. He was first a lecturer and then a professor. Helping Bill Clinton to organize voter registration in the 1992 presidential campaign seemingly paved a way for him to follow his footsteps.
Charity
In 2014, Barack and Michelle donated 15% of their income to 33 different charities. The largest donation went to the Fisher House Foundation, an organization that operates comfort homes, where people use them at no cost as their loved one is receiving treatment. They also donated $5,000 to Sidwell Friends, the private school where their daughters attend. They gave $1,500 to a local Episcopal Church, and $200 to the ALS

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