He's ending it on the cover of Newsweek magazine.
Newsweek chose Illinois' U.S. senator-elect for its "Who's Next" issue highlighting up and comers in fields including politics, business and the arts.
Obama rose to national stardom with his much-lauded keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention this summer. He easily won his Senate bid in November and has since appeared on Sunday morning news shows, late night TV and even as a pop culture reference in the sitcom "Will and Grace."
Last week, Obama announced that he had landed a $1.9 million deal to write three books.