The Buzz By The Numbers: Obamas pay their taxes April 13, 2012 Leave a comment $162,074: Amount of money President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paid in taxes this year. The pair brought $789,674 worth of income in 2011. They donated $172,130 to charity 39 different charities as well. Sign Up for the Daily E-dition newsletter! Please enter your email address below to begin receiving the Daily E-dition newsletter. You must enter a valid email address in the field above! Thank you for signing up for the Daily E-dition newsletter! You should receive your first newsletter very soon. We're sorry, there was an error processing your newsletter signup. Please click here to visit our Newsletter Signup Center to register for this newsletter.