Bo Obama Figures in Whitehouse Financial Disclosures

May 18, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle, first dog Bo, daughters Sasha and Malia, and Marian Robinson, mother of Mrs Obama, on April 5, 2010 on the South Lawn of the White House. (Tim Sloan/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle, first dog Bo, daughters Sasha and Malia, and Marian Robinson, mother of Mrs Obama, on April 5, 2010 on the South Lawn of the White House. (Tim Sloan/Getty Images)
President Obama has a special friend at the White House named Bo—the Obama family dog. He is a Portuguese water dog whose monetary value popped up recently on White House financial document attracting attention from pet lovers across the nation.

First dog Bo was given to President Obama by Sen. Ted Kennedy who passed away last summer. The dog is valued at $1,600 according to White House financial statements. President Obama recently also disclosed earnings of significant royalties from his books "Dreams From My Father" and "Audacity of Hope," both worth between 1 million and 5 million dollars, reported the Christian Science Monitor.

President Obama also reported $1.4 million that he acquired following winning the Nobel Peace prize. The money from the award was donated to charity. The documents also stated that the president's annual income is an even $400,000.