What are Christine Grady’s net worth and salary in 2021?

Bruno Cooke August 30, 2021
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Besides being the wife of National Institutes of Health (NIH) director Dr Anthony Fauci, 69-year-old Christine Grady is the chief of the NIH’s Department of Bioethics – but how much does she earn in the role? What is Christine Grady’s net worth?

What is Christine Grady’s net worth?

Sources estimate Christine Grady’s net worth to be in the region of $2 million – Biography Daily and Information Cradle agree, while Famous Intel claims her net worth is closer to $3 million.

Grady’s father was a Yale University graduate, while her mother was the assistant dean at Seton Hall University School of Law. 

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For her part, Grady earned her PhD in philosophy from Georgetown University in 1993, and has since worked in nursing, clinical research and clinical care. 

She spent seven years as a commissioner on the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, from 2010 to 2017, although it’s not clear exactly how lucrative that posting was.

What about her salary as NIH Department of Bioethics chief?

Christine Grady’s current salary is estimated as within the range of $120,000 to $176,000. 

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During her employment by City of Fort Worth, Gov Salaries cited public records in its reporting that her annual salary was $89,842. 

That figure was 55% higher than average. It was also more than 60% higher than the median salary among employees of the city.

How do Christine Grady’s net worth and salary compare to her husband’s?

Forbes reported in January this year that Dr Anthony Fauci – Grady’s husband of 36 years – was the highest paid employee in the entire US federal government. 

He made $417,608 in 2019. That was more than the president of the United States made.

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Celebrity Net Worth estimates Fauci’s net worth as somewhere between $3 million and $10 million. Inhibiting precision is the fact that financial disclosures made by federal employees do not list the value of investments, only gains and losses made on them.

Based on deduction, CNW reckons his CIBC Atlas Disciplined Equity Fund shares alone may be worth $1.9 million. As such, it is likely that Fauci’s net worth exceeds that of his wife.

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Bruno is a postgraduate student studying global journalism, with research interests in the intersection of the media, storytelling, culture and politics. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Packs Light and Forge Press, and most are readable on Medium or onurbicycle.com. He is a Student Ambassador for Tortoise Media, a big fan of Freddie Mercury and a novelist – his debut novel, Reveries, is available on Amazon.