A Republican senator who grilled Dr Anthony Fauci over his financial disclosures – leading a frustrated Fauci to call him under his breath a ‘moron’ – has published the public health expert’s financial records.
The records show that Fauci – the highest-paid federal employee in the country, who earns more than President Joe Biden – and his wife, the top bioethicist at the National Institutes of Health, have a combined wealth of $10.4 million.
Fauci, 80, has led the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984 and, if he continues until the end of Biden’s term in 2024, will have made roughly $2.5 million as the president’s chief medical advisor.
He is the highest-paid federal employee in the country, making $434,312 a year as head of the NIAID, while Biden’s salary is $400,000. When he retires, Fauci’s pension will be the largest in US history, exceeding $350,000 per year.
Fauci’s records show that he and his wife were paid $13,298 to attend four galas and ceremonies – three of them virtual.
They also have an interest in an Italian restaurant in San Francisco, Jackson Fillmore Trattoria. The restaurant did not make them any money, however, the disclosures show.
Fauci’s wife, Christine Grady, 69, is also still working full-time at the National Institutes of Health on an annual salary of $176,000.
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