At an income of $1.73 million in 2010 President Obama is doing pretty good. I'm not sure what I expected the President of the United States of America to make in a year. I knew that it was dramatically lower than it rightly should be given the amount of money that rappers, athletes, and some other media friendly types bring down. As I continued to read through the Huffington Post article though I found that most of that money was royalties from his 2 books that he has written and published. Without them, The President's salary is $400,000.