Report: Fauci is the highest-paid employee in the U.S. federal government

According to a new report by Forbes, infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci is the highest paid employee in the U.S. federal government.

In 2019, his salary was $417,608, the highest salary out of all four million federal government employees.

In comparison, Speaker Nancy Pelosi will earn $223,500 this year, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will make $270,700 and Members in the House of Representatives and Senators will make $174,000, Forbes reports.


Dr. Fauci even made more than the salary of the President of the United States, which is $400,000.

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.

In an Instagram interview in August 2020, actor Matthew McConaughey asked Fauci if he had millions of dollars invested in the vaccines.

Fauci laughed and said, “Matthew, no, I got zero! I am a government worker. I have a government salary,” failing to mention that his “government salary” was the largest in the entire federal government.

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