Barack Obama plans to ring in his 60th birthday hosting a party at his Martha’s Vineyard mansion with a star-studded guest list who’ve all been COVID tested.
The party will take place at Obama’s his $11.75 million 30-acre oceanside getaway on the exclusive Massachusetts island as he hits the big birthday on August 4.
One source simply told The Hill, ‘It’s going to be big.’
Obama turns 60 on August 4 and has a reputation of large and legendary birthday bashes to maintain.
Ten years ago, when he turned 50, then-President Obama hosted a number of celebrity guests at the White House, including Oprah Winfrey, musicians Jay-Z and Stevie Wonder, actor Tom Hanks, comedian Chris Rock, and basketball legends Charles Barkley and Grant Hill, along with a mix of politicians and Chicago law school friends.
It was reported that the former president was set to charge up to $35,800 per couple for tickets for a separate 50th birthday party in his home city of Chicago, which doubled as a fundraising event for his re-election campaign.
Tickets for that fundraiser started at just $50, for which party-goers got to see the limited seating concert. The ‘tiered’ event was said to include singer and actress Jennifer Hudson. Obama’s team had set a public goal of $60 million combined.
The main White House celebration began with a barbecue feast of chicken, ribs, hamburgers, hot dogs, pasta and salad in the Rose Garden, followed by four kinds of pie: apple, peach, huckleberry and cherry. At the end of that meal, Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha presented the president with a cake before sending the crowd indoors for musical performances and a dance party.
The party was rumored to have carried into the following day as the soiree eating barbecue and dancing.
This year’s celebration will be held at the seven-bedroom, nearly 7,000-foot mansion where the Obamas regularly vacation and have spent the past few weeks.
The former First Family purchased their beloved getaway spot for $11.75 million in 2019- just a portion of their combined net worth of $70 million.
The 29 acres of beachfront property had previously been owned by Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck.
The house was originally listed for $14,850,000 but TMZ reports the Obamas managed to obtain a huge discount and secured the 6,900sq ft home for $11.75 million.
The enormous property has a swimming pool, outdoor fire pit and vaulted ceilings with two wings which run from the main house serving as the perfect place to host guests.
Outdoors, the land comes with its own private beach, a boathouse and has plenty of land if the Obamas were hoping to expand.
Last February, local paper MV Times reported the Obamas were doing some renovations according to a public notice.