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Hillary Clinton Net Worth

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    Hillary Clinton doesn’t need much of an introduction, but in case you’re just waking up from a 10 year nap – Hillary is on the verge of becoming the first female President of the United States of America. If elected to office, she will also be the first politician to ever return to the White House. She’s already spent eight years there as First Lady, when Bill Clinton was president. Without getting ahead of ourselves, though – Hillary currently holds the position of US Secretary of State and has her name on the presidential ballot. Today, she has an estimated net worth of $45 million.

    Before getting into just how Hillary made her small fortune, let’s take a look at her come up. She was born in Chicago, where she lived a relatively quiet life. She attended Wellesley College, and later Yale Law School – which was also where she met her now husband, Bill.

    After tying the knot with Bill she continued to pursue her career in law. She was one of the co-founders of the Arkansas Advocates of Children and Families and later became the first female partner at Rose Law Firm. Just as her legal career was picking up steam, Bill Clinton was elected into office.

    At this point, Hillary put her law firm dreams on hold and moved to the White House. As First Lady, she led a task force that helped reform Arkansas’ public schools, while also sitting on several corporate boards.

    After her husband’s White House bid, she became interested in pursuing the position for herself. She ran for office in 2008, and although she got more delegates than any other female candidate before her, Barack Obama secured the Democratic nomination. This time around, she’s giving everyone the run for their money, and at this point in time she’s strongly favoured for the presidency.

    Hillary-Clinton

    It should come as no surprise that there’s some serious money in politics, but Clinton “only” makes about $190,000 as the Secretary of State, which is just $12,000 higher than her previous position as a US Senator. Assuming that these numbers are accurate, where does Hillary’s $45 million net worth actually come from?

    Well, for starters she has a lot of investments that are paying out regularly, but the majority of her wealth can be accounted for via book deals. She received an $8 million advance for her memoir in 2003, and close to $10 million for her next book. On top of that, she makes about $350,000 per speaking engagement, and her total income from speaking was more than $10 million in 2015 alone.

    Next year she might be living in the White House, but for now she (and Bill) live on a $2.5 million estate in Chappaqua, New York. The home sits atop 1.1 acres of land, and is shielded from the public eye by lush greenery The five bedroom home was constructed in 1889, but it reeks of luxury to this day.

    Also on the property is what looks like an ordinary barn, but the building was remodeled to act as a home base for the Secret Service personnel on active duty. A security team is provided to every president after their term is complete, otherwise Bill and Hillary would probably opt for a taller fence instead.

    Although Hillary has more money than most of us would know what to do with, much of her spending remains private. What we do know, is that she spends a significant amount of money supporting causes that she is passionate about. Clinton’s donations can be traced back to a few dozen nonprofits, including Save the Children, US Doctors for Africa, Vital Voices, and others.

    DJ Khaled Net Worth

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      DJ Khaled has been active in the entertainment industry since 1998, but he’s never been more popular than he is today. Over the course of the last year, Khaled attracted a new wave of fans through his “unique” personality and Snapchat. If you’re not keeping up, Khaled has been using the app religiously to share his wisdom and entertain millions of fans worldwide. His music career has also been quite successful, and today the 40 year old is worth about $30 million. That said, his income has more than doubled over the last couple of years, so his net worth will likely continue growing.

      Khaled was born in New Orleans to Palestinian immigrants. He remembers that his parents would often play Arabic music in the house, which would eventually lead to him developing an interest in the art. While still a kid, he started to get into rap and soul music, and furthered his interest in music by working at a local record store as a young adult.

      Interestingly enough, it was through this job that Khaled got his start in the industry. Aside from making a number of powerful connections, he also built alliances with a lot of young artists before they became major stars. In fact, he helped champion superstars like Birdman and Lil Wayne, well before they went on to become music conglomerates.

      While producing a lot of different music, Khaled was also working a record of his own. In 2006 he made his debut with Listennn… the Album, which premiered at number 12 on the Billboard hot 100 chart. His popularity continued to grow and eventually DJ Khaled had his name in some of the hottest hits of the decade.

      Love him or hate him, there’s no denying that DJ Khaled has a prominent presence in the rap game. Over the years he became somewhat infamous for his “we the best” adlib, not to mention his undeniable talent behind the mixer.

      Since the start of his career, DJ Khaled managed to bring together some of the hottest musicians in the industry. He’s worked with virtually every a-list rapper, and even helped many of them pioneer some of their largest hits.

      DJ-Khaled

      Thanks to his widespread success, Khaled managed to amass a fairly significant net worth and he’s definitely not afraid to show it off. Quite the opposite, really – last year he invited Billboard magazine to take a tour of his Miami mansion.

      For starters, DJ dropped nearly $4 million on the 6,600 square foot abode. The 7 bedroom, 7 bathroom, waterfront property features an ocean-facing pool, an elevator, and a 45-foot dock boat with jet ski lift.

      During the house tour, Khaled also showed off his impressive shoe collection. His walk-in closet, if you can even call it that (it’s bigger than most people’s master bedrooms), is packed with hundreds of pairs of the freshest kicks.

      In his garage you’ll find a pimped-out Rolls Royce Wraith. The whip costs just over $300,000 stock, but you already know that DJ Khaled had to opt for all of the upgrades.

      If you follow the entertainer on any social media then you already know that he loves to stand out, and most of his outfits are truly one of a kind. It’s also obvious that he loves his jewelry and accessories. The DJ is often spotted rocking a thick gold chain (or two), a diamond encrusted Rolex, and a couple of bracelets.

      Although he’s certainly living a lavish lifestyle that most of us can’t even image, DJ Khaled does his part for the less fortunate. Just last year he donated $10,000 to a Miami high school, and he also makes regular contributions to music programs all over the country.

      Jennifer Lopez Net Worth

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        Jennifer Lopez hardly needs an introduction, but for those living under a rock for the last couple of decades, she’s is an A-list entertainer. Although she’s best known for her singing and acting career, her resume is a bit more diverse. Aside from being a world class musician, Lopez is also a dancer, fashion designer, author, and producer. Most people would agree that she an extremely likable and talented personality. Her fruitful career has been proof of that, and today the superstar has a “modest” net worth of $300 million.

        Like a lot of other successful musicians, Lopez started practicing her craft at an early age. By the time she was just 5 years old, she was already taking dance and singing lessons. Her parents were very encouraging, and pushed the future star to put on “shows” at home.

        When in high school, she developed an interest for film. In her final year she heard about a low budget film casting several teenage girls for minor roles, so she auditioned. After getting the role, and acting, J. Lo realized that she wanted to become a “famous movie star.”

        Her parents didn’t think that was possible, and encouraged her to focus on her education instead. In order to please her parents, Lopez enrolled in Baruch College, but dropped out after the first semester in order to pursue her acting dreams. Her family was upset (to say the least), and J.Lo ended up moving out due to the difference of opinion and growing tensions.

        She spent the next few years living in Manhattan while performing in small musicals and other regional productions. When she was 22, her career was starting to pick up steam. She was selected as a back up dancer for the New Kids on the Block, and later scored a high-profile dancing gig on Living in Color.

        At 23 she was offered her first professional acting gig, and finally started to get some recognition. Her acting career has been on an upward trajectory ever since, and today J. Lo is one of the most recognizable faces in the industry. With worldwide popularity comes a sizable paycheck, and Lopez isn’t too shy about spending it.

        Jennifer-Lopez

        The superstar owns at least 3 real estate properties, including a stunning mansion in Hidden Hills, Los Angeles. She purchased this home in 2010 for an even $10 million. The gem sits atop 3 acres of land and spans over 17,129 square feet.

        The house boasts 9 gigantic bedrooms, a 20-seat home theater, a game room, a gym, a recording studio, and an 8 car garage. In the garage you’ll find two gorgeous (and uber expensive) drivers. She owns a Rolls Royce Ghosts and an Aston Martin DB7.

        Outside, you’ll find a large swimming pool, a spa, an outdoor kitchen, a tennis court, and a putting green. As if that isn’t enough, J. Lo also owns a $2.1 million home in Long Island, and a luxe mansion in the Hamptons. Her Hamptons home is pretty much a castle, and although the singer shelled out nearly $20 million for it, she doesn’t spend much time there these days.

        There is no arguing that J Lo has got it made, but the entertainer doesn’t forget where she came from. Aside from taking care of her loved ones, Lopez does a lot of philanthropic work. The entertainer regularly donates thousands of dollars to nearly two dozen charities.

        In the past, she had also used her status as a celebrity to raise awareness for several important causes including Amnesty International and DKMS. Her generosity earned her a “Mother’s Who Make A Difference” award in 2009, and she’s been active in the community since.

        Suge Knight Net Worth

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          Marion Hugh Knight Jr. is quite a mouthful, so it’s understandable that the music exec chose to go by Suge Knight instead. Although he’s lost most of his popularity since his prime, Knight, at one point, was at the very center of hip hop industry. Suge was the CEO and one of the co-founders of Death Row Records – a company that singlehandedly brought hip hop to the mainstream. The label signed some of the greatest rappers in the game, including Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur, and Snoop Dogg.

          Despite the incredible success of Death Row Records, Suge is worth a mere $200,000 today. During its peak, Death Row was selling hundreds of millions of records, earning nearly a billion dollars in revenue.

          Before Death Row, Suge had a promising NFL career ahead of him, but he chose to not pursue it despite being invited to the Los Angeles Rams training camp. Instead, he found work as a concert promoter, and eventually as a celebrity bodyguard.

          His career took off in a different direction in 1989 when he started the label. He got his first taste of wealth after Vanilla Ice agreed to sign over royalties from his hit single Ice Ice Baby because it included some material written by one of Knight’s clients.

          The label continued to grow, and Suge was getting richer by the minute. At the time, he was on top of the world. He was just 29 years old and already owned at least 34 cars (most of which were pimped out), a few popular clubs, numerous houses, countless designer suits, and several hundred thousand dollars worth of jewelry.

          That said, the empire began to tumble when Knight was jailed on parole violations. His criminal history placed the label under a bad light, and many prominent artists started to jump ship. Later, the legendary Tupac Shakur was killed in the passenger seat of Suge’s car, and the label never fully recovered after that.

          Suge-Knight

          Although Death Row Records wasn’t doing that great, Knight’s own life was quite cushy. He was living it up in a giant $6.2 million mansion in Malibu and was really enjoying the high life. His world began crumbling down when Lydia Harris filed a civil suit claiming that Knight cheated him out of a 50% stake in Death Row Records.

          He lost the court battle and had to put the home on the market in order to pay Harris and his legal team. Suge’s run ins with the law continued, and in 2002 the IRS announced that the music mogul also owed $6.5 million in back taxes. Unable to pay, Suge filed for bankruptcy. Later, Death Row Records did the same, and the label was eventually auctioned off for just $18 million.

          Since then, Knight’s career has been on a downward trajectory, but that’s not even the biggest of his problems. In 2015 he was arrested and jailed for a hit-and-run killing of a 55 year old man. It’s unclear what actually went down, other than that Knight killed one man and injured another by running them over with his truck.

          Suge’s murder trial has been scheduled for February of 2017, and it’s quite likely that he’ll end up behind bars. To top it off, his health has been declining dramatically. He’s been complaining of blood clots and difficulty breathing. He even fainted at least once in court due to his deteriorating health. During his hearing, Knight said that he fears he might die in jail if sentenced.

          As unfortunate as this ending might be, the ex-mogul has no one to blame but himself. Regardless of the trial’s outcome, Suge’s story exemplifies an epic fall from grace. He was once a man that had it all, and today he’s struggling to make ends meet while facing a potential life sentence.

          Allen Iverson Net Worth

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            Allen Iverson is a highly decorated retired NBA point guard and shooting guard. In his career he played for 4 NBA teams, and received more than two dozen awards. His accolades include 11 NBA All Star awards, and a whole slew of others. Iverson’s undeniable talent on the court cemented his name in the NBA hall of fame not long after he made his professional debut. At one point he was also among the highest paid basketball players on the planet, earning more than $20 million per season in salaried earnings alone.

            Unfortunately, life after basketball has been quite rough for Iverson, and despite earning more than $150 million over the course of his professional career, the 41-year-old is nearly broke. Today, he’s worth somewhere between $500,000 and $1 million, and he owes it all to one of his his good friends.

            Before we talk about Iverson’s wealth (or lack of thereof), let’s take a look at how he actually got his start. After playing Division AAA basketball at Georgetown University for two years, Iverson went on to be the first overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft.

            His first season with the Philadelphia 76ers was extremely successful, and Iverson was named NBA Rookie of the Year. He went on to break several NBA records and quickly became a fan favourite. His popularity also attracted big sponsorships, earning Iverson an additional $50 million through endorsements over the course of his NBA career. For those keeping up with the math, this puts Iverson’s total earnings well into the $200 million-plus range.

            In 2013, Iverson announced that he will be retiring from basketball, citing a that he’d lost his desire to play. While a lot of fans were initially disappointed, most would agree that he’s made the right decision. Unfortunately, that was probably the last smart decision that he would make – at least from a financial standpoint.

            You’d think that $200 million would be more than enough money to comfortably retire and live out the rest of your days on a beach in Maui. Maybe so, but not for this retired all-star.

            Allen-Iverson

            Keep in mind, blowing the the majority of their career earnings is not all that uncommon for retired athletes, but Iverson took it to an entirely new level. During his peak, he would often travel the world with an entourage of 50+ people, financing all of their accommodations and showering them with gifts ranging from diamond encrusted watches to pimped out sports cars.

            Careless spending combined with a horrible gambling habit is the perfect recipe for bankruptcy. His financial troubles first came to light after his wife filed for a divorce. According to court documents, Iverson told the judge that his monthly income was $62,500, but his monthly expenses were more than $350,000. More than a third of his monthly spending was going towards payments to various creditors and mortgages.

            Prior to the divorce Iverson owned two luxe properties, including a mansion in Atlanta and astunning estate in Denver. Both homes were eventually lost due to foreclosure – adding to his already crumbling finances.

            Between the divorce and paying back his dues, Iverson is losing more than $200,000 every month. Although he’s quickly running out of money, the ex-basketball star isn’t completely without hope. Fortunately for him, one of his friends made a few great financial decisions for Iverson’s future.

            When the rest of the crew was flying around the world in chartered jets, someone from his circle set up a trust fund with $32 million of endorsement earnings. Most of this money came from his contract with Reebok, so the trust is often referred to as the Reebok Fund among his friends.

            Recognizing that Iverson doesn’t have the best financial intelligence, this friend set up the fund in a way that would prevent him from touching any of the money until 2030. At that time, the fund will pay out $1 million a year, either in a lump sum or divided up monthly.

            In the meantime, the basketball superstar will need to figure out a way to live within his means. To an average person it might seem easy, but for Iverson it’s a complete lifestyle change. That said, if he wants to remain retired he’ll need to smarten up.

            Shaq Net Worth

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              Shaquille O’Neal is one of the most popular basketball players to have played the game. Although he’s retired now, Shaq had a very fruitful, 19 year long, NBA career. At one point he was one of the biggest players in the game (both literally and figuratively). At 7’1” O’Neal weighed in at 325 pounds. His size and surprising agility made him unstoppable on the court, and over the course of his career, he received countless accolades, including 15 NBA all-star awards and 4 MVP awards. His success on the court makes up a big chunk of his impressive $350 million net worth.

              Having played for 6 NBA teams over the course of his lengthy career, it makes sense that Shaq is best known for playing basketball. What many people don’t realize, however, is that Shaq has done a whole lot more off the court. For starters, he released four hip hop albums, all of which have been quite successful – his first was even certified platinum.

              He also starred in a few films and even a couple reality TV series. He also lends his name to a number of video games and does a fair bit of advertising. Since becoming a worldwide phenomenon, Shaq has appeared in many commercials including Pepsi and IcyHot.

              Outside of basketball and entertainment, Shaq had a brief law enforcement career. In 2005 he was sworn in as a Miami PD reserve officer and has even made a couple arrests on his own. Today he hosts a podcast and continues to take some significant money from his investments. As you can see, O’Neal is getting a paycheck from virtually every possible revenue stream, and his net worth reflects that.

              Describing his lifestyle as “lavish” would be a huge understatement. The retired all-star lives in a $25 million villa in Miami, where it sits on more than 2.5 acres of prime real estate. The home has just four bedrooms, but seemingly infinite living space.

              The master suite spans over several thousand square feet and includes two lavish baths – one of which is a whirlpool. Aside from heated floors, Shaq has also installed heated towel racks. The villa also includes separate quarters for staff and a cozy guesthouse.

              Shaq

              The house itself features 4 separate and air conditioned garages, but the formal arrival court can easily accommodate nearly 20 cars. The estate also houses a tennis court, an indoor racquetball court, a stunning keyhole shaped swimming pool, a gym, a couple of swings, a yacht dock, and a very intense security system.

              In his garage, you’ll find a giant Rolls Royce Phantom, a Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes-Benz SL550, and a Lamborghini Gallardo. If you’re a car nerd then you’re probably thinking that something doesn’t add up here – and you’re right! There’s no way that a 315 pound, 7-foot man would be able to fit in the sporty Gallardo.

              Well, if you’re Shaq you can make it happen. Having his eyes set on the gorgeous Lamborghini, the NBA all-star had it customized to accommodate his massive frame. The car was stretched to add the necessary legroom and headspace. If you were to measure Shaq’s Gallardo, you’d find that it’s more than a foot longer than its original design.

              Luckily, his jet was big enough as is and required no customization. He reportedly dropped $30 million on the aircraft as a present to his wife. He also commissioned her portrait on the tail wing.

              O’Neil is clearly no stranger to spending exorbitant amounts of cash on himself and his loved ones. That said, he’s also a true philanthropist at heart. A few years ago he donated $1,000,000 to Boys & Girls Club of America in order to help provide the tools and services necessary to help underprivileged youth get an equal opportunity at a successful life.

              The superstar also helped Toy R Us raise nearly $6 million for similar causes earlier this year. On top of that, he’s also involved with nearly a dozen other charitable causes, so it’s fair to say that Shaq is certainly leaving his mark.

              Kourtney Kardashian Net Worth

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                The Kardashian name is getting more popular by the minute, and nearly anyone that’s even remotely associated with the family has been getting at least some sort of media coverage. The three sisters have been at the very center of the spotlight and are definitely the most recognizable members of the family. For those not keeping up with the Kardashians, Kourtney is a socialite, model, and businesswoman. Her ventures (along with her mainstream popularity) have allowed her to amass an impressive net worth of $20 million.

                Although the Kardashian sister got her start in television after the family was offered a reality TV series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, she has done a fair bit since. Together with her sisters, Kourtney decided to capitalize on the success of their TV show, and create a few spin-offs – Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, and Kourtney and Kim Take New York.

                Both shows aired for just a few seasons, unfortunately (for the sisters) never reaching the popularity of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

                Aside from television, Kourtney is heavily involved in retail and fashion industries. Together with her mother, she opened Smooch, a premium clothing boutique for children. She also co-owns D-A-S-H, with sisters Kim and Khloe. The sisters have worked on a number of clothing lines since and recently ventured into cosmetics.

                The sisters created a sunless tanner that they called Kardashian Glamour Tan, and later co-wrote a book titled Kardashian Konfidential. Kourtney has been doing a lot of work in the fashion industry, and aside from creating products of her own, she has also been promoting others.

                With over 45 million followers on Instagram, Kourtney reportedly makes up to $100,000 per branded post. Paid social media promotion is something that the entire Kardashian Klan is known for, with Kim K being the top dog in that regard. Kim apparently charges as much as $400,000 per post and more that $100,000 per tweet.

                Kourtney-Kardashian

                Although Kourtney is the least popular of the sisters, her online persona is quickly growing, and her income is keeping up. She might be worth “just” $20 million today, but her net worth is expected to double over the next decade.

                Until then, Kourtney will continue leading a lifestyle that most of us can only dream of. In 2011 she shelled out $1.7 million for an uber-luxe mansion in Los Angeles, California. The 5,400 square foot home is located in Calabasas and boasts 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and more living space than you’d know what to do with.

                The house features a wine cellar, gaming room, den, private balcony, and a huge walk-in closet. The property also houses a swimming pool and a separate spa. In her two-car garage, you’ll find a beastly Mercedes-Benz S500 and a gorgeous Ferrari 458 Italia in cherry red.

                Being the socialite that she is, Kourtney does a great job of keeping up with the Joneses. She is always spotted showing off the latest trends while rocking only the most premium brands. Her favorites are Mara Hoffman, Tom Ford, Hermes, Cartier, and others.

                Kourtney is also a huge fan of traveling, but I think it’s safe to say that her vacations are much different from yours. Instead of getting on a cramped flight with crying babies, she can afford to fly to her destination on a private jet – undisturbed. On the ground, the socialite stays in the finest resorts and enjoys every luxury that the getaway has to offer.

                Despite how self-obsessed Kourtney can come off on screen, she is actually a very caring and charitable person. She publicly supports at least half a dozen nonprofits, including Lupus LA, Elton John AIDS Foundation, The Humane Society, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and others. On top of that, Kourtney also said that she donates 10% of her earnings to charity every year.

                Barack Obama Net Worth

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                  Regardless of where you’re from, Barack Obama is a name that you’re most likely familiar with. Obama is the 44th (and current) President of the United States and is practically the leader of the free world. He also happens to be both the first African American to hold office, and the first president born outside of the continental US. As president, he’s been recognized for his efforts to promote world peace and improve international relations with many nations. This article, however, will stray away from his politics, and focus on his $12 million net worth, instead.

                  Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he had a turbulent childhood, to say the least. His parents separated when he was just a baby, and got divorced when he was 3 years old. A year later, his mother remarried to an Indonesian man, and Barack spent the better part of his childhood near the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. When he was 10, Obama moved back to the US, where he was raised by his grandparents.

                  Obama went on to graduate from both Columbia University and Harvard Law School – where he was the was the president of the Harvard Law Review. Since an early age, Obama took on leadership roles everywhere that he was involved.

                  In 1997 he became the Member of the Illinois Senate, and 8 years later was named a United States Senator. From there, it was a rough but rewarding road towards the presidency in 2008. Since assuming office, Obama has done a fair bit for the nation and has overall been considered a good president.

                  Despite being the leader of the free world, Obama’s salary is actually very reasonable. Obama is paid $400,000 of taxpayer’s money to make a lot of important decisions and ensure that entire country is running smoothly.

                  That said, the president rakes in a lot more than just $400k a year. In fact, his salary makes up less than 50% of his total earnings. The majority of his income comes from book advances and royalties. It’s also important to consider that Obama doesn’t have many expenses. He doesn’t pay rent in the White House, and he has access to a very deep expense account (or a couple).

                  Barack-Obama

                  Every president is given a $100,000 entertainment budget, $100,000 for “unanticipated needs,” a $50,000 general expense account, and $50,000 for travel, on top of the Air Force One jet that he has on standby. Fun fact – the Air Force One costs about $180,000/hr to fly.

                  On top of his meaty paycheck and a nearly endless expense budget, the President also has a great pension plan. After leaving office, Obama will receive around $200,000 every year. Although he is quite wealthy now, the big bucks will start rolling in after he leaves office.

                  Obama is predicted to break the $100 million mark about a decade after leaving office. This money will be a combination of healthy investments, as well as post-presidential ventures. Every president has made some serious coin by attending engagements and giving speeches. Obama is expected to earn between $500,000 and $1,000,000 per speech – not bad for a few hours of work.

                  As far as other ventures go, Obama said that he considered owning an NBA team, and philanthropic work. He also joked about moving to Hawaii to open a T-shirt shack – unlikely, but time will tell. One this is for certain, Obama will be 56 when he leaves off – leaving him a ton of time to pursue any hobby that he wants.

                  The White House aside, Barack owns a historical, 6400 square foot mansion in Chicago, where the Obama family lived between 2005 and 2008. The house boasts 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, and a 1000 bottle wine cellar. In the garage, you’d find a modest Chrysler 300C.

                  It’s unclear whether or not Obama plans to return to this home after his presidential bid, but time will tell. At this point, he has more than enough money to move anywhere in the country and live out the rest of his days without the stress of an entire nation resting on his shoulders.

                  Lamar Odom Net Worth

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                    Lamar Odom is best known as the forward for the Los Angeles Lakes in the NBA. Although he is retired now, the 36-year-old had an amazing 15 season career. While in the NBA, Odom won several championships and received more than a dozen professional accolades. Aside from his impressive NBA career, his marriage to popular socialite, Khloe Kardashian, further boosted his popularity. Today, the retired basketball superstar is worth somewhere around the $60 million mark.

                    Odom began playing basketball as a young kid, and by the time he was in high school, his talent was already being recognized on a national level. By the time college basketball rolled around, Odom was completely unstoppable. He broke a number of school records, and led the University of Rhode Island to a few unlikely victories.

                    Just a year into his studies, Odam was drafted into the NBA as the fourth overall pick in 1999. His career began with the Los Angeles Clippers, where he was quickly named to the NBA All-Rookie team.

                    Odom spent just four years with the Clippers, violating the league’s drug policy twice in that brief period of time. In 2003, he signed as a free agent to the Miami Heat, where he played for a single season.

                    He went on to play seven seasons with the Lakers, but was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in 2011. It was also around this time that Odom’s basketball career began to spiral downhill. Aside from a brief stint in Spain in 2014, it seemed that Odom’s basketball days were over. That said, the forward took home more than $116 million in career earnings and endorsement deals since getting signed.

                    Lamar-Odom

                    Aside from basketball, Odom also made a fair bit of change in television. In 2009 he married Khloe Kardashian, and subsequently went on to appear on her family’s reality TV show – Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Two years later, the couple premiered their own reality TV series, titled Khloe & and Lamar. The show aired for two seasons, and was cancelled in 2013.

                    Since then, their marriage has been on the rocks, and the socialite recently filed for divorce (again). Although the couple split earlier this year, Khloe continued to pay rent for Odom’s luxe 6,400 square foot bachelor pad. According to the tabloids, she finally kicked him out after a crack pipe was found on the property.

                    Drug abuse was one of the main reasons behind the divorce Khloe filed in 2013. Nearly two years later, Odom was found unconscious in a brothel, after sustaining a drug overdose. Due to a backed up court system, the couple’s divorce had not yet been finalized, so Khloe decided to withdraw her request, and help Odom recover.

                    Once Odom was back up on his feet, Khloe filed the divorce papers again in May of 2016. Since then, she has been paying $25,000 a month for Odom’s apartment, but the recently found drug paraphernalia was clearly the last straw.

                    Odom was kicked out in July, and reportedly spent a few weeks with some of his friends in Hollywood Hills. Although the retired basketball star has more money than most of us will ever see, he isn’t using it wisely.

                    Between poor financial decisions (like his $450,000 Rolls Royce) and recurring drug abuse, Odam is quickly running out of money. There’s no doubt that the retired Laker needs to smarten up, or he might end up going back to work.

                    Jared Fogle Net Worth

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                      Jared Fogle first hit the spotlight as “The Subway Guy” about 16 years ago. He became famous for his impressive weight loss journey, success of which he attributes to his diet of Subway sandwiches. When his transformation started to get media attention, Subway hired him as their spokesperson and put him in charge of their advertising campaigns. A few hundred commercials and nearly 15 years later, Fogle is worth an impressive $15 million.

                      That said, if you’ve been keeping up with the news over the last couple of years, you’re probably aware of the negative PR that he’s brought Subway in the recent years. In 2015, Fogle plead guilty to a number of charges, including the distribution and receipt of child pornography, and traveling to pay for sex with minors.

                      He was sentenced to 15 years and 8 months in federal prison, with no possibility of parole. So today, instead of living in a roomy mansion in California, Fogle spends his days at the Federal Correctional Institution in Englewood, with the earliest possible release date some time in 2029.

                      At the time of his release Fogle will be 52 years old and will likely come home to a nest egg more than the $15 million that it is now. Although the once beloved media personality has fallen from grace to become one of the most hated men in America, let’s take a look at how he earned most of his money in the first place.

                      Fogle was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to a Jewish family. He was a fairly average (albeit heavier) kid. He was unknown all throughout his teens, but got his first taste of media attention at the age of 22, when his former dorm-mate wrote an article about his weight loss.

                      The story got picked up by Men’s Health – a giant fitness magazine, and Fogle’s popularity spiked from there. Fogle claimed that the success of his weight loss could be attributed to Subway sandwiches that he ate on a daily basis. The story goes that while on his Subway diet, Fogle lost more than 200 pounds.

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                      Obviously this was great publicity for the franchise, so they decided to capitalize on it. In 2000, they hired Fogle as their media personality and spokesperson. He went on to star in a number of their most successful marketing campaigns, and brought the company some serious coin. Subway attributed more than one third of their growth between 1998 – 2011 to Fogle.

                      As his popularity grew due to his involvement with Subway, other talk shows and events wanted to get a piece of him, too. In 2009 and 2011 he even made an appearance on WWE. Altogether, his media involvement built the entirety of his $15 million empire.

                      In 2014 Foble started a nonprofit organization – called the Jared Foundation. While this was considered a noble and philanthropic move at first, the organization quickly got some negative attention. In early 2015, the director of the Jared Foundation, Russell Taylor, was arrested for child exploitation and child pornography.

                      This huge scandal led for a deeper investigation of the organization, and authorities quickly found that much of the money was going towards the salty of their executive director, and at least a quarter was completely unaccounted for. After these findings came to light, the foundation was shut down by the Secretary of State.

                      Shortly after the “nonprofit” was dissolved, Fogle was arrested and sentenced on charges of sex with minors and child pornography. Shortly after his court hearing, his wife made a public statement that she was seeking a divorce. The divorce was finalized before Fogle was locked up, and his wife walked away with $7 million. Needless to say, Subway also severed all ties with Fogle as the news of his crimes came to light.

                      As part of his plea deal, Fogle was also ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution to each victim, which came out to a total of $1.4 million. On top of that, Fogle had to pay more than $225,000 in other fines, as well as forfeit some of his assets.

                      Unlike the majority of other millionaires, Fogle’s life is far from peachy right now. Not only will he spend the next 13 years behind bars, but other inmates don’t take too kindly to criminals incarcerated for sex crimes with minors.