Chief White House medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci and his wife had $10.4 million in investments at the end of 2020, according to Friday’s newly-released records. The total amount, including $2.3 million in unrealized gains, was spread across various mutual funds.
The top doctor’s 2020 financial disclosure was released on Friday night by Republican Senator of Kansas Roger Marshall, who had been called a “moron” by Fauci after he questioned Fauci’s financial disclosures during a Tuesday Senate proceeding.
“Dr. Fauci was completely dishonest about his financial disclosures being open to the public,” Marshall commented in a statement. “Dr. Fauci must be held accountable to all Americans who have been suing and requesting for this information but don’t have the power of a Senate office to ask for it.”
Fauci’s filing for 2020, which had previously not been made available to the public, shows the finances of the nation’s highest-paid federal employee. He reportedly made $434,312 in 2020 and is currently on track to receive a $350,000 annual pension upon his retirement.
Fauci and his wife hold Atlas large-cap mutual funds, Pimco’s investment-grade bond fund, as well as a tax-exempt municipal debt fund in a mix of trust and retirement accounts.
Dr. Fauci’s finances fell under scrutiny this week after he said the “misinformed” Sen. Marshall simply had to “ask for” his 2020 disclosure. He also claimed it was available to the public. The National Institutes for Health, Fauci’s employer, handed over the documents to Marshall following a strongly-worded letter.
Judicial Watch, a conservative non-profit, sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the parent of NIH, for documents relating to Fauci’s financial dealings in October 2021.
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