(Headline USA) After milking taxpayers for hundreds of thousands of dollars for failing as the country’s COVID czar, and reaping even more likely ill-gotten loot through suspect marketing deals, Dr. Anthony Fauci is reportedly charging up to $100,00 for speaking engagements.
Fauci, who was the highest paid federal employee before retiring late last year, is a member of the Leading Motivational Speaker’s Agency, which lists him as a “motivational” and “healthcare” keynote speaker.
The website describes Fauci as someone “whose career warrants execution under immense pressure that can alter the course of human existence. His work on domestic as well as global health issues has saved millions of lives. This high level of research, discovery and execution is amazing given the grave challenges he faces on a daily basis,” the agency wrote.
Organizations that want to bring Fauci to speak, however, have to be prepared to pay between $50,000 and $100,000.
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) February 5, 2023
Conservative commentator Kingsley Cortes, a former Trump campaign staffer, blasted Fauci as the “grift that keeps on grifting.”
Fox News contributer Marc Thiessen ripped Fauci as a “disgrace.”
What a disgrace https://t.co/Snf7nhLWPq
— Marc Thiessen 🇺🇸❤️🇺🇦 (@marcthiessen) February 6, 2023
Independent journalist Jordan Schachtel pointed out that Fauci has been charging for speaking gigs ever since the start of the pandemic:
So I'm now going down this rabbit hole and it appears Fauci has been doing PAID speaking gigs through this company since Nov 2020 😂 https://t.co/713sBEp2Pv
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) February 5, 2023
Fauci is set to give the commencement address at Yale Medical University this spring. Last year, he delivered the keynote addresses for the University of Maryland, Roger Williams University in Rhode Island and The City College of New York.
As head of the National Institutes for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Fauci raked in money. At one point, he made in excess of $415,000 — more than the president.
His net worth also skyrocketed over the pandemic. Between 2019 and 2021, Fauci’s total net work expanded from $7.5 million to $12.6 million, according to a Freedom of Information Act request by conservative watchdog OpenTheBooks.
Fauci’s daughter also benefited from her father’s role in the pandemic. According to his deposition in a Missouri case regarding social media censorship, Fauci admitted that his daughter worked for Twitter from 2014 to 2021.