Three months after receiving the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, US President Barack Obama is yet to receive the USD 1.4 million cash award, the White House said today.
“Not that I am aware of, no,” White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters at his daily press briefing when asked if Obama has received the check of USD 1.4 million from the Norwegian Nobel Committee; which awarded him the coveted peace prize on December 10 last year.
Gibbs told curious reporters that Obama has not asked for the money yet.
“I assume it (money) is with the committee,” he said.
Soon after receiving the award, the White House had said that Obama intends to donate this money to charities.
“That’s what we’re working on. That’s quite perceptive,” he said.
“There will be a process to evaluate that, from his perspective. I assume it will be many different charities.