Arguably the most prominent doctor in the US, Anthony Fauci is a physician-scientist and immunologist considered one of the longest-serving federal workers. Because of this, he earned the position of Chief Medical Advisor of President Joe Biden. Fauci is also the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. As of 2022, Anthony Fauci has a net worth of $10.5 million.

Early Life

Anthony was born on December 24, 1940, and was raised in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Stephen, owned a pharmacy where his mother, Eugenia, and sister were employed.

He went to Regis High School, an elite Jesuit institution where he was the captain of the basketball team. He went on to the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, where he earned a degree in Classics with a pre-med track in 1962.

Fauci then proceeded to Cornell University’s medical school. There, he earned his medical degree in 1966. He then moved to New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center for an apprenticeship and residency.

Medical Career

He decided to join the National Institutes of Health (NIH) after finishing his residency in 1968. He started as a clinical associate for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

In 1974, he was named head of the Laboratory of Clinical Investigation’s Clinical Physiology Section. Six years later, he was appointed chairman of NIAID’s Laboratory of Immunoregulation. In 1984, he was promoted to the rank of NIAID director, a position he currently maintains.

The doctor has been at the frontlines of many medical crises in America. With this, he has received myriads of awards, including the National Medal of Science, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Arthur S. Flemming Award.

Roles in the White House

He was a part of former President Donald Trump’s White House Coronavirus Task Force, which was formed in early 2020. During the outbreak, he served as the president’s de facto public health spokesman.

When Joe Biden was newly elected as president of the United States, he urged Fauci to join the Biden administration as the President’s Chief Medical Advisor in late 2020. He accepted the role.

Fauci has been the subject of honors and adaptations across many media, including film, literature, commerce, and memes, due to his major involvement in America’s response to multiple global pandemics.

Net Worth and Salary

Anthony Fauci receives around $430,000 as head of the NIAID, ranking him number one on the list of highest-paid federal employees. He was paid about $300,500 in royalties for his medical paper in 2020, which he got as perks and pension payments.

In 2020, he made approximately $794,369 from his stock, bond, and money market portfolio. He also received a large sum for his slew of medical and government accolades. In addition, he is eligible to get a considerable amount when he retires. But as of now, he is comfortable with a net worth of $10.5 million.

Personal Life

He is married to NIH’s chief of the Department of Bioethics, Christine Grady. The couple met while treating a patient together and got married in 1985. They now have three daughters.