Try as he might to make the Covid-19 pandemic seem like a never-ending nightmare, Dr. Anthony Fauci reaped incredible financial benefits. Fauci, the highest paid federal employee, and his wife saw a $5 million increase in their net worth from 2019, during a period where Americans experienced heightened financial distress.
In 2019, the Faucis’ net worth was $7.5 million. By the end of 2021, it had skyrocketed to 412.6 million from investment gains, awards, compensation, and royalties. Between 2020 and 2021 alone, his compensation increased by over $20,000.
OpenTheBooks obtained Fauci’s financial disclosure form in pursuit of “transparency into the Fauci Family Finances,” as well as NIH finances, through various lawsuits.
The CEO of OpenTheBooks, Adam Andrzejewski, commented on Fauci’s increasing net worth to Fox News. “While Dr. Fauci has been a government bureaucrat for more than 55 years, his household net worth skyrocketed during the pandemic,” he said. “Fauci’s soaring net worth was based on career-end salary spiking, lucrative cash prizes awarded by non-profit organizations around the world, and an ever-larger investment portfolio.”
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“Despite becoming a figure of controversy, the system has rewarded Dr. Fauci handsomely,” Andrzejewski added. “For example, he is the top-paid federal employee, his first-year golden parachute retirement pension is the largest in federal history, and he’s accepting $1 million prizes from foreign non-profits.”
Andrzejewski said, “We filed four federal lawsuits to follow the money, and documents are starting to be produced. Public health guidance during the pandemic has drastically impacted the lives of every citizen, and Dr. Fauci has been its most visible face. It’s critical to know whether any decision-making is tied up in the financial interests of public leaders, whether they’ve made any ethics disclosures to the government, and how they invested.”