The King of Pop has absolutely nothing on President Barack Obama.
The now-deceased Michael Jackson, he of crotch-grabbing, a white glove and extreme opulence, once held the record for most expensive music video in the history of the world.
As Forbes reported last fall, Michael and his sister, pop princess Janet Jackson, spent more than $10 million on the music video for “Scream”, which might have been worth the cost, as the duo won a Grammy for the production.
Elderly pop queen Madonna holds spots two, three and four in the top five list. She spent more than $20 million on the three videos, including $9.4 million for “Express Yourself.”
Jackson rounds out the top 5, with $6.9 million for his “Black or White” video.
Even combined, those productions don’t hold a candle to Obama’s spending on music videos.
His tab? $340 million and rising.