It’s been eight long years, and US President Barack Obama is spending his last few days in office before officially passing the torch to President-Elect Donald Trump in January. As far as presidents go, Obama was one of the coolest ones, as proven by his countless talk-show appearances and funny yet perceptive White House Correspondents’ Dinner speeches.
But now that his time as Commander-In-Chief is coming to an end, we wonder what he’ll do next. Where does one go post-presidency? Well, the good thing is he’s got a pretty impressive resume to back him up.
Here are 10 jobs Obama could do after he leaves the White House:
#1 Teach Law
Before he was POTUS (President of the United States), Obama lectured law at the University of Chicago. He did this for over a decade! With eight years of experience running the country and literally putting laws into place, we think he’s more than qualified for this job.
#2 Host His Own Talk Show
Having been been on The Ellen Show, The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (amongst others), it’ll be interesting to see the tables turn.
#3 Become A Motivational Speaker
Self-explanatory, really. His campaign speeches motivated the country to vote for him, and he’s also travelled around to different college campuses to encourage young people.
#4 Own An NBA Team
Obama’s an avid supporter of Chicago sports teams, and he’s been spotted at more than a few basketball events, on the front row no less!
#5 Become An Actor
Perhaps he could go down the comedy route, because he was absolutely brilliant on SNL. He’s also done a few spoofs of presidential life, such as a recent one called “Couch Commander”. Watch the hilarious sketch below:
#6 Do Stand Up Comedy
Speaking of the comedy route, Obama’s got great comedic timing. Just watch any of his White House Correspondents’ Dinner speeches – from playing a clip from The Lion King as birth certificate “proof”, to having well-known comic Keegan-Michael Key play his “presidential translator”.
#7 Open His Own Snow Cone Franchise
Even the POTUS can’t resist the wildly popular shaved ice dessert. He’s been pictured enjoying snow cones on more than a few occasions, usually in his home state, Hawaii. There’s even a whole tumblr account dedicated to pictures of the president enjoying the frosty treat.
He’s slow-jammed the news with late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon, and we think he’s got enough life experience to write a really solid Grammy-worthy album. Maybe he could start a man band with Vice-President Joe Biden, whom he’s become good friends with.
#9 Become An Uber Driver
In a recent interview with Gina Rodriguez, the president jested that he plans to head over to Uber after the White House. Well, after having been driven around for eight years, perhaps he misses being behind the wheel again, who can blame him? We’re sure he’ll make for interesting conversations!
#10 Work At A Childcare Centre
Who can forget the time a crying baby calmed down as soon as Obama picked her up? He’s definitely got a way with children, and has jokingly said that he does really well “with the zero to eight demographic… because my ears are big, and so I look a little like a cartoon character”. He’ll definitely do well at a child care programme looking after the young ones.
Well, zero to eight or not, we can all agree that Barack Obama was truly one of a kind, and he’ll be just fine in whatever he does next.