The man who oversaw the worst worldwide pandemic in more than a 100 years is not only the highest paid doctor in the U.S. government, he is highest paid among 4 million U.S. federal employees, according to Forbes.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, 80, who recently disparaged former President Donald Trump in his first White House briefing under President Joe Biden, made a U.S.-high $417,608 in 2019 as the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, per the report.
Then a global coronavirus decimated the world under his watch as Director of the National Institute for Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and current chief medical adviser to the president. More than 419,228 Americans have died with COVID-19 in the past year under Fauci’s watch, and more than 2.1 million worldwide.
Fauci’s salary dwarfed even that of the $400,000 made by the president, Forbes reported, citing OpenTheBooks.com’s Freedom of Information Act requests of those whose salaries are paid by taxpayer dollars.
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