Obama planning star-studded 60th birthday bash on Martha’s Vineyard

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<span>Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images</span>
Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Looks like former president Barack Obama is gearing up to throw the (outdoor) bash of the summer.

The 44th president is reportedly pulling out all the stops when it comes to his upcoming birthday. Obama, who turns 60 on Wednesday, will be inviting dozens of friends to celebrate with him this weekend on his estate on Martha’s Vineyard. The guest list includes Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney, according to the Hill.

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Obama and family bought the house, which sits on nearly 30 acres, on the island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts in 2019 for $11.75m, according to the Vineyard Gazette.

The Obamas are no strangers to star-studded birthday parties. Five years ago, the president’s 55th birthday party at the White House included guests such as Magic Johnson, Stevie Wonder, Ellen DeGeneres and Paul McCartney.

The White House formally announced the event the day of the party, according to the New York Times.

“The guest list includes a large number of family members and friends to mark the occasion. The private event will be paid for with the family’s personal funds,” said a statement.

On this latest bash, a source told the Hill, “It’s going to be big.”

In recent months, Obama has been busy expanding his influence in the world of entertainment. Last week it was announced that he and Bruce Springsteen will be releasing a book based on a podcast they made with Spotify. The book, like the podcast, will be titled Renegades: Born in the USA.

Obama also heads a production company with his wife, Michelle, which has been preparing a slate of projects in partnership with Netflix.

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