… not Joe Biden, and it wasn’t Donald Trump either at least in 2019, according to Forbes. This reminds me of the story about Babe Ruth scoring a contract for the 1930 season that paid him more than Herbert Hoover. When reporters asked him to justify getting paid more than the president of the United States, Ruth quipped, “Why not? I had a better year than he did.”
I’m not sure the same can be said for Anthony Fauci, however. He didn’t hit a lot of home runs, and for long stretches got kept out of the lineup:
Dr. Anthony Fauci made $417,608 in 2019, the latest year for which federal salaries are available. That made him not only the highest paid doctor in the federal government, but the highest paid out of all four million federal employees.
In fact, Dr. Fauci even made more than the $400,000 salary of the President of the United States. All salary data was collected by OpenTheBooks.com via Freedom of Information Act requests. …
$2.5 million. That’s how much Dr. Fauci, Director of the National Institute for Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and current Chief Medical Advisor to the President, will make in salary from 2019 through 2024, if he stays in his post through the end of the current Administration, and doesn’t (or didn’t already) get a raise.
In a ten-year period between 2010 and 2019, Fauci made $3.6 million in salary. Since 2014, Fauci’s pay increased from $335,000 to the current $417,608.