October 9th, 2009
02:04 PM ET
10 years ago

President Obama to donate Nobel Prize money to charity

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama will donate the roughly $1.4 million award from his 2009 Nobel Peace Prize to charity, a White House spokesman said Friday.


Filed under: Nobel Peace Prize • President Obama
soundoff (194 Responses)
  1. Sudip Ghosh

    He should conside the following causes

    1. Rehabilitation of veterans coming back from Iraq.
    2. Rehab of extreme climate change victims over the world – Floods. Fire , Tsunami, drought
    3. NGOs who support healtcare for the poorest of the poor.

    October 9, 2009 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  2. Shelly

    A NOBLE man indeed!
    We are very fortunate to have him as our President. ( Scary to think the situation of this Nation and the world if it had been McCain/ Palin)
    America is PROUD!

    October 9, 2009 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  3. Ron in GA

    I am not a fan of the Prez, but I am pleased to hear that he is doing the right thing by donating this money.

    October 9, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  4. JN

    That's my boy!

    October 9, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  5. Gordon G

    I knew he would even before it was announced he would. President Obama is that kind of person.

    October 9, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  6. lila

    Because he is decent. We live in a world where basic human decency is prized. That's a wake up call to us all, last but not least the GOP.

    October 9, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  7. ray

    good for you president, had it been these racists on the right they would have wanted more money.

    October 9, 2009 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  8. Kurt

    I'm proud of him and our country. Our new foreign policy tone is being recognized. The right needs to start cooperating with him instead of hating everything he says and does.

    October 9, 2009 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  9. nancy

    The only good thing to his being awarded something he does not deserve.

    October 9, 2009 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  10. robin

    we as a nation are proud of you president obama. and laud your donation to charity as a sign of your good character!

    October 9, 2009 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  11. jesse

    Now, that's a NOBEL jesture!!!! I personally think he deserved the award. Just look at all the effort he had with getting our country back on track. The International Community can clearly see his efforts but the Nutcases and Repus here in the USA refuse to give our President praise for his hard work.

    October 9, 2009 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  12. St Louie

    I knew he would do that! A humanitarian through and through!

    October 9, 2009 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  13. andy

    Why not give it away...he did nothing to earn it.

    October 9, 2009 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  14. Deb n Texas

    This is why I love our President so much and wish him well. He makes me humble, too.

    October 9, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  15. Aspen Professor

    "WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Barack Obama will donate the roughly $1.4 million award from his 2009 Nobel Peace Prize to charity, a White House spokesman said Friday."

    Wait for it ... wait for it ... The Republicans have just complained about the Obama choice for his donation to charity. Just kidding!

    October 9, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  16. Chuck

    I will withold judgement to see if He can earn the award, not just talk the talk

    October 9, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  17. Bill, MI

    Donate it to your welfare health care bill.

    October 9, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  18. ray

    all republicans should crash when they are driving and die soon so this country and world can be a better place,

    October 9, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  19. Censorship in Practice form at CNN--S Callahan NYS

    Oh geez....I don't think he needs to donate it...it's fair and square..it's Yours......

    October 9, 2009 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  20. enough already

    Well, he'll have to pay income tax on the full amount of the income. And, if he gets his wish, he won't be able to deduct the charitable contribution. This will end up costing him big time in the end. It sucks to be rich, doesn't it Obama? Or did you forget that you are one of those evil, rich people that you preach against?

    October 9, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  21. Paul from Phoenix

    Joe Biden has given an average of $368 a year to charity over the last 10 years. Maybe Obama can give some in his name to help the guy out?

    October 9, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  22. Hate Repub

    Ah but what charity ?? Watch out for the Republicans' whining and crying over that too.

    October 9, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  23. Jay T.

    Well that stinkin' varmit! How dare he win the greatest award offered to a single human and then donate it to charity. What in the world will us Repuglicans complain about now.

    October 9, 2009 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  24. joe m

    a good decision. this may be the first sign that the choice made by the Nobel committee is sound. the president has the opportunity to help so many, both here and elsewhere.

    October 9, 2009 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  25. ICARE

    He should divide that money among the 50 states of America.

    October 9, 2009 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
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