Biden's Inauguration Committee announced four packages for sponsors wishing to attend the inauguration, including a $ 1 million VIP package.

A $ 1 million fee applies to corporations and $ 500,000 for individuals to be registered as "president" on the inaugural committee.


US President-elect Joe Biden at a press conference in Delaware on December 16 Photo: AFP

The package also includes 4 VIP tickets for a future live event with no timeframe set.

Organizations that support $ 500,000 or individuals supporting $ 250,000 are registered as "vice president" and invited to a live event with Vice President-elect Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff, the online inauguration

In 2016, President Donald Trump's Inauguration Committee raised a record $ 90 million, far exceeding $ 44 million in 2013 and $ 53 million in 2009 by Obama.

Events are primarily online, coupled with the economic hardship caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, which can affect Biden's inauguration.

Meanwhile, President Trump has yet to announce whether he will attend the inauguration.

Trump came up with the idea of declaring re-election for president in 2024 on the same day Biden took office, seemingly to distract the public's attention from the new president.