Former US President Barack Obama was in Beverly Hills, California on Thursday for a lavish DNC charity event at the home of a wealthy financier, including singer Christina Aguilera.
But the first American African American was the show's true star at 56, with guests spitting up to $ 100,000 for the chance to hear him speak and join a roundtable.
DailyMail.com photos show the former president who arrives at the fundraiser that has taken place Amidst strict security arrangements in which Secret Service officials patrol.
Former President Barack Obama was on Thursday in Beverly Hills, California, for a generous donation of the DNC
. Guests arrived at 4:30 pm – more than two hours before Obam a – with a steady stream of luxury cars, including Rolls Royce, stretch limousine and a BMW I8 sports car, seen partying in front of the white-painted mansion where the dinner took place.
Among the arrivals was DNC Chairman Tom Perez, 56, former California Governor Gray Davis, 75, and DNC official photographer Alex Berliner.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, 47, who reportedly weighed a presidential run, also visited.
A Volunteer Promoting an Initiative Homeless people who come into contact with police could be seen talking to guests outside of Obama's arrival.
Among the arrivals was DNC Chairma n Tom Perez (pictured), 56, former Governor of Gray Davis in California, 75, and DNC photographer Alex Berliner
The Vorbere The lush bash began on early Thursday morning when catering vans appeared in an alley behind the palatial 8,800-square-foot home of prominent DNC donor Allan Mutchnik [pictured].
Obama's motorcade with three black SUVs, two patrol cars The California Highway and six motorcycle outriders finally came in just before 7pm and took him to a carport on the side of the house.
Th The cheapest tickets to the lavish bash cost $ 2,700, though the dinner or a photo with Obama was not included.
The most expensive tickets, at $ 100,000, included five seats at a VIP table, a picture with the former president to the panel, membership in the National Finance Committee of the DNC and invites to two more & # 39; marquee events & # 39 ; in 2018.
Obama left the event around 8:45 pm after spending less than two hours with donors at the gala event.
The menu included a salad entree, followed by New York strip steak and fried potatoes accompanied by stewed endive and cauliflower puree.
Obama's motorcade, the three black ones SUVs, including two California Highway patrol cars and six motorcycle outruns, came in just before 7pm – and took him to a carport at the house. 19659025] The menu included a salad entree, followed by New York Strip steak and fried potatoes accompanied by stewed endive and cauliflower puree ” class=”blkBorder img-share” />
On the menu was a salad entree, followed by New York Strip Steak and Fried Potatoes, with Stewed Endive and Cauliflower Puree