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 federal records.
The records show that Fauci – the highest-paid federal employee, 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 lead 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 earns $434,312 a year as head of the NIAID, where Biden’s salary is $400,000.
Fauci’s records show that he and his wife were paid $13,298 to attend four galas and ceremonies – three of them virtual.
He was paid $5,000 to attend a ‘RFK Ripple of Hope’ virtual awards ceremony in December 2020; $1,600 to attend ‘An Evening of Hope’ virtual event in April 2020; and $1,500 to attend a ‘Prepared for Life’ virtual gala in October 2020.
He was also reimbursed $5,198 for costs associated with his being awarded federal employee of the year and being given the Service to America medal, in October 2020.
The four events were listed under ‘gifts and travel reimbursements’.
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.
Roger Marshall, who represents Kansas, clashed with the 80-year-old on Tuesday. Marshall wanted to see Fauci’s financial information; Fauci told him the documents were public.