For Barack Obama, retirement is looking like anything but.
He has a presidential library to build, hundreds of millions of dollars to raise, causes to fight for and a book to write.
And don’t forget that long-promised vacation with his wife.
A new chapter starts when Obama becomes ex-president on Friday.
He’ll be freer to speak his mind, set his own schedule and make some money. Already, Obama is looking ahead to writing a book and has had talks with Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel about post-presidency arrangements that could include speaking gigs.
Obama is 55, and he’ll leave the White House as an unusually young ex-president.