FORMER President Barack Obama has kept his distance from the public eye since leaving the White House in 2017.

However, oftentimes Obama conducts interviews behind closed doors with news outlets and talk show hosts.

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While Obama has mostly kept to himself throughout November, news broke on Thanksgiving Day that Obama lost his aunt, Mama Hawa Obama.

Mama Hawa Obama passed away just before 1am on Thursday at her home in Oyugis, Kenya, her son confirmed.

She was 80 years old.

Obama has yet to comment on the death of his aunt, which comes shortly after the passing of his grandmother a few months ago.

On October 24, 2021, Bruce Springsteen and Obama appeared on CBS to talk more about their podcast and upcoming book Renegades.

On October 23, Obama hit the campaign trail to urge Democratic Virginians to re-elect Terry McAuliffe as governor.

McAuliffe served as the state's governor from 2014 to 2018.

The pair spoke to a crowd at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond  ahead of the November 2 elections.

Obama visited Manhattan on Saturday, September 11, to attend a memorial commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

Obama joined his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden at Ground Zero attending the 9/11 ceremony.

In August 2021 for his 60th birthday, Obama was set to celebrate his 60th birthday with a star-studded bash in a lavish outdoor event at his $12million Martha’s Vineyard estate in Massachusetts on August 7.

In a statement, spokeswoman Hannah Hankins said: “Due to the new spread of the Delta variant over the past week, the President and Mrs. Obama have decided to significantly scale back the event to include only family and close friends.

“He’s appreciative of others sending their birthday wishes from afar and looks forward to seeing people soon.”

Obama reportedly invited 475 guests and employed 200 staff to work the event despite the rising number of Covid cases nationwide.

The former president was slammed for his plans to host a large celebration as the Delta variant continues to surge.

Barack Obama's timeline

November 25: Barack Obama's aunt, Mama Hawa Obama, passes away at the age of 80. October 24: Obama and Bruce Springsteen appear on CBS to discuss the release of their upcoming book Renegades.October 23: Obama hits the campaign trail with Terry McAuliffe.September 11: Barack Obama is at Ground Zero attending a ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.August 4: Barack and Michelle cancel the former president's birthday bash after backlash over Covid superspreader fears.August 1: Obama was slammed for planning his 60th birthday party with nearly 500 guests despite a surge in Delta coronavirus cases.July 28: The 44th president acquired a stake in the NBA’s Africa business through his foundation, granting Obama a minority equity stake in NBA Africa.July 14: Random House Children’s Books announced that on October 5, Obama’s memoir Dreams from My Father would be released in a young adult edition.July 4: The Obamas new Netflix series, We The People, released on the streaming service.June 6: During an interview on The Ezra Klein Show, Obama believes the United States may stockpile weapons if the Pentagon's UFO report confirms the existence of alien life.June 1: The New York Times conducted an interview with the 44th president of the United States about the current administration, Donald Trump, and his time in the White House.

GettyBarack and Michelle Obama were slammed for planning a lavish 60th birthday celebration for the former president with nearly 500 guests '/ '

May 28: Obama and England footballer Marcus Rashford chatted via Zoom to discuss activism and inspire others to create change.May 20: Obama was a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden and weighed in on the United States' rise in interest in UFOs - as the bombshell Pentagon UFO files are set to release.March 29: Obama releases a statement about the death of his step-grandmother, Mama Sarah, who died in Kenya at the age of 99.February 22: Obama and Bruce Springsteen team up to produce a podcast, Renegades: Born in the USA, and immediately launch the first two episodes on Spotify.January 20: Former US presidents Obama, George W Bush, and Bill Clinton congratulate Joe Biden at his inauguration via video and underline the importance of a peaceful transfer of power.

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What is Barack Obama's net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the former US president has amassed a $70million fortune.

In 2017, the Obamas signed a $60million book deal for their autobiographies.

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