(PoliticalLookout)- Dr. Anthony Fauci, the most visible face of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, is reportedly the highest-paid government employee.
A report from Forbes revealed the fortunes made by Fauci and it immediately caused a storm on social media with critics slamming him for making a fortune off the government while also advising governors and mayors to shut down their economies and put people out of work.
And this isn’t a recent development, either. It turns out that Fauci has been the highest-paid government worker for many years, but it only became a story after he became the face of the nation’s COVID-19 strategy.
According to the Forbes report, Fauci made $417,608 in 2019, which is the most recent year for federal salaries available. It means he’s the highest-paid employee out of four million federal employees total.
That’s a lot of money…and it’s more than what the president makes, which is $400,000.
Well, that’s what most presidents are paid. President Donald Trump donated the entirety of his salary for every year of his first term to various charities…not that the media seemed to think that was important to report.
Assuming that Fauci doesn’t get a raise, he is expected to make $2.5 million in his role as Director of the National Institute for Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases by the end of 2024.
Forbes also revealed that since 2014, Fauci’s pay has increased from $335,000.
It turns out working for the government is a lucrative business.
Some reports have also claimed that Fauci has investments in vaccine companies, though he has repeatedly denied those claims.
As Fauci has maintained his high salary, millions of Americans have been forced to leave their jobs or close down their businesses while collecting unemployment. Fauci was responsible for advising the government to lock down for 15 days in March 2020 – a policy that didn’t end after two weeks.
Only now, in January 2021, are some state governors relaxing the lockdown rules and allowing some businesses to reopen…albeit in limited capacities.
Fauci is in good company when it comes to high-paid government workers. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has been in government for decades, earns $223,5000 per each year.