Washington: The next president of the United States of America may not be due till January 2017 but Barack Obama has already begun planning life after leaving the White House.
At the core of the endeavour is the establishment of the Obama presidential library and the Barack Obama Foundation in Chicago.
As per a report in the New York Times, President Obama is actively holding consultations with close associates and friends from different walks of life to fine tune the roadmap to establish the institutions.
The reports further adds that the post-presidential infrastructure and endowment could cost as much as $1 billion – most of which will have to come in from willing donors.
As of now, Obama has raised just over $5.4 million from 12 donors. However, his supporters say the real push will come after he demits office on January 20, 2017.
Media reports suggest that Obama will focus on criminal justice reform and race relations as the key areas of work of the foundation.
Interestingly, ace movie director Steven Spielberg was helping develop a “narrative” for Obama in the years after he leaves office.
The grand plans for a worthy post-presidential suggests that Obamas may leave the White House but will, certainly, continue to occupy a prominent place in collective consciousness of world's lone superpower.