Michelle Obama reportedly charging upto $4,000 for tickets to latest speaking tour
The cheapest prices for one of the events at the Prudential Centre on Ticketmaster are $144; floor seat prices reach as high as $1300, and prime seats for $2500.
The prices of Michelle Obama's 'Moderated Conversation' speaking events' tickets are here and some of them are going for over $4000.
The New York Post reported that the cheapest prices for one of the events at the Prudential Centre in New Jersey on Ticketmaster are $144 (£115.14). The floor seat prices for the event reach as high as $1300 (£1039.50). The prime seats which will include a meet and greet session are set at $2500 (£1999.04). The most expensive tickets available are priced $4200 (£3358.38) for a suite level ducat.
Michelle's similar speaking tour that she went on last year was to promote her memoir 'Becoming'. Even though her husband, former US president Barack Obama, is expected to release his own memoir sometime expectedly soon, Michelle recently revealed in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel that she and Barack would 'fight' over who got to use which anecdotes in their books.
“Since my book was first, he lost on all that – all the good stuff," she told Kimmel. When asked if it would cause a 'rift' between the two if Oprah Winfrey didn't include both of their books in her book club, Michelle joked, "It might hurt his feelings but he’ll get over it.”
With the 2020 re-elections coming up, and Obama having already completed two consecutive terms of presidency before current sitting president Donald Trump, some have touted that Michelle could run for office. Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez has written, “I can think of only one person who would beat Trump, hands-down, no problem." That one person being the former first lady, Michelle.
Despite her having shared in interviews that she doesn't wish to run for president, Lopez said: “I understand and respect that. But we can hold out hope, can’t we? No offence to Amtrak and Conan O’Brien, but unless and until Michele Obama tells it to a higher authority — like Ellen DeGeneres — the dream is alive.”
Lopez has also mentioned that Michael Williams, a retired medical technician told him: “I think she appeals to most of the country and I think it would energize the Democratic Party and our younger folks." He concluded, writing: "It’s a long shot, sure, but the very idea of Michelle as a candidate would give Trump fits.”