Eric Lander, a former White House scientific advisor, is reported to have a net worth of $45 million. He has amassed a fortune through his patent holdings and asset ownership. In 2004, he was named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People of Our Time.”
According to several scientists, Eric’s greatest contribution is the expansion of cancer molecular taxonomy. Lander’s team also discovered MLL, a novel kind of leukemia, and a gene that could be exploited to develop a new treatment. Throughout his career, Lander has received numerous honors and distinctions, including the “Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement,” “Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences,” and “honoris causa doctorate,” among others.
According to CNN, President Biden did not ask for Lander’s resignation; rather, he tendered it Monday night after his continued role as an adviser became “untenable.” Eric had broken policies and displayed inappropriate behavior at work, Eric Lander resigned from the White House Cabinet.
The President’s science adviser and director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has resigned just one day after it was disclosed that he was under investigation by the White House.
He has publicly apologized for his employment policy infractions. Under the Executive Office of the President’s Safe and Respectful Workplace Policy, a complaint was filed. Early Monday, Psaki told reporters that administration officials had informed Lander that his actions were inappropriate and that corrective actions were needed.