Did Anthony Fauci earn more than Donald Trump in 2019? Internet slams 'highest paid US federal employee'

Federal salary data showed that Fauci made $417,608 in 2019, making him not only the highest-paid doctor in the federal government, but the highest paid out of all four million federal employees


                            Did Anthony Fauci earn more than Donald Trump in 2019? Internet slams 'highest paid US federal employee'
Donald Trump with Dr Anthony Fauci (Getty Images)

Dr Anthony Fauci, the top disease expert in the US, is the highest-paid federal government employee in the US, according to a Freedom of Information Act request by OpenTheBooks.com. He even surpasses the former president, earning a good deal more than Donald Trump. 

Fauci, who serves as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, has long been considered the nation's leading health expert. Federal salary data collected by OpenTheBooks.com found that Fauci made $417,608 in 2019, making him not only the highest-paid doctor in the federal government, but the highest paid out of all four million federal employees.

In comparison, Trump made $400,000 in 2019. 

In his largest haul ever in 2019, Fauci earned $417,608. In the two years leading up to 2019, he made $384,625. According to a report in Forbes, in the 10-year period between 2010 and 2019, Fauci made $3.6M in salary. Since 2014, Fauci’s pay increased from $335,000 to the current $417,608.

Fauci became a household name as a face of the White House Coronavirus Task Force appearing in live broadcasts to update the nation of the emerging Covid-19 pandemic. Many believe that Fauci was a calming presence during Trump's tumultuous handling of the coronavirus crisis. The Forbes report pointed to an interview Fauci had with actor Matthew McConaughey in August 2020. The actor asked him if he had millions invested in Covid-19 vaccines and Fauci responded, "Matthew, no…I got zero. I am a government worker. I have a government salary."

If everything goes as per plan, Dr Fauci, director of the National Institute for Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and current Chief Medical Advisor to the president, will make $2.5M in salary from 2019 through 2024, if he stays in his post through the end of President Joe Biden's administration, and doesn’t (or didn’t already) get a raise.

Even former vice president Mike Pence was left behind in terms of salary. Pence, who chaired the task force, might have outranked Dr Fauci in authority but his $235,100 salary in 2019 was far less than what the well-paid NIH director was taking home. Their task force colleague Dr Deborah Birx earned $305,972 in 2019, also less than Dr Fauci’s salary.  

Twitter is pretty much shocked by this revelation.

Many are pointing to the fact that Fauci's suggested guidelines led to the shutdown of the nation — a preventive step that came with a huge economic drawback. Regardless of the financial troubles that he put millions of Americans in, Fauci continued to earn thousands of dollars. "Dr. Fauci complains about feeling "awkward" working for Trump, all the while making hundreds of thousands of dollars, meanwhile schoolchildren are killing themselves in droves after states enforced his "guidlines." Our so called "Experts" have blood on their hands," one said, sharing their disbelief.



 

Another said, "Fauci is a fucking lying hypocrite with one hand in the big money jar! Along with all these money hungry corrupt idiots...Gates, Pfizer, Soros, Biden’s, Clinton’s and Obama’s! They all hate our President Trump because he knows...he plays honest and straight!" One said, "Fauci never told U to wear a mask at the beginning he said not to worry. The good part was that President Trump knew the crooks in the gov. and he got 4 vaccine in 10 months that would have taken a democrat 10 years. Fauci got $417k a year. Payoff by the democrats." Another said, "#Fauci made $417K last year, more than the president, and he complains that's he finally now feels liberated after Trump. #FauciFraud."

Another said, "It disgusts me the amount of money they make. When a lot of Americans live on 15,000 a year 20,000 a year let’s see what what does minimum wage @ 12.50 an hour equals $26000 a year. large amount of Americans live off of less than 50,000 per couple. That’s two incomes!" Another said, "Can you believe this? Dr. Fauci is the highest paid U.S. federal employee, making $417,608 ... even more than Trump at $400,000. Dr. Birx made $305,972 ... even more than Mike Pence at $235,100." One more said, "Fauci makes $417,600/yr! Yes paid more than the pres! He’s the highest paid in govt! Biden made billions on China! We don’t have a screwed up system? What did Fauci do for Trump during the worst pandemic of all time, except for criticize & two-face him? Save the $$ - FIRE FAUCI."



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

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