How worth is Pat Sajak? Pat Sajak is popularly known as a former weatherman and currently working as a television personality and an actor and game show host whose net worth is approximately $70 million. He is famous for host the game show known as the wheel of fortune for a very long time.
Net worth: $70 million
Salary: $15 million
Date of birth: October 26, 1946
Height: 5 ft 9 in
Profession: Game show host, film producer, television producer, talk show host actor, radio personality
Nationality; United States of America
The early life of Pat Sajak
Pat Sajak’s real name is Patrick Leonard Sajdak, who was born on October 26, 1946, in Chicago city in Illinois. He grew in Chicago with his father and mother, Leonard Antony and Joyce Helen, respectively. Unfortunately, his father passed on when pat was still young, and her mother decided to remarry.
Sajak joined Farragut high school, where he graduated in 1964. Later he was enrolled in Columbia College, found in Chicago, and he was still working as a front desk at palmer hotel.
The early career of Pat Sajak
While still in school, Sajak’s broadcasting instructor informed him that WEDC, a local radio station, needed a news anchor. Sajak tried his luck, and fortunately, he was granted the opportunity to host the 6 am time slot. In 1968, Sajak joined the U.S Army at the time of the Vietnam War. While still working in the army, he used to DJ on armed forces radio.
Sajak was also started to broadcast with the line ‘Goodmorning Vietnam’ similar to what robin William’s character did in the movie. Early 70’s Sajak DJ’s in Nashville’s afternoon personality show starting from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.
In his late 1970’s he vacated to Los Angeles to look for work in entertainment; luckily, he got an opportunity as a full-time weatherman job at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles in the year 1977.
Wheel of Fortune
In 1981, Sajak was allowed to host the game show the wheel of fortune from chuck Woolery by the game show impresario Marv griffin. However, Fred Silverman, the president of NBC, declined the plans for hiring Sajak because he was too local. He stated that Merv went ahead and decided to close the show and refused to release another show until Sajak was employed.
For over 30 years, Sajak has managed to host the daytime and syndicated evening shows of the wheel of fortunes, making him the longest-running host to host game shows worldwide. On March 22, 2019, Guinness world records decided to honour Sajak with the title.
The contract to host the game will be concluded in 2022. Pat has been awarded three Emmys from the show’s host and was also given a star on Hollywood’s walk of fame.
Pat Sajak took part in a 1982 comic film known as airline 11: the sequel, where he acted as a buffalo, New York newscaster. He also aired his own late-night show known as late-night show on CBC. He later left the game show when the show began airing.
Dan Miller, a former co-worker, acted as the Sajak’s sidekick where it premiered from January 1989 to April 1990 for the final episode. Sajak has severally featured on super password guest host same as on password plus between1984 to 1989. He also happened to guest host game shows on dream house as well as just men.
Personal Life of Pat Sajak
In December 1989, Pat Sajak married famous photographer Lesley brown in Annapolis, Maryland, though he was previously married to an unknown woman between 1979- 1986. Pat and Lesley have two children together. Their daughter Maggie is an inspiring singer whereby she has already released three singles.
The family stays at Severna Park in Maryland, though they have another home in Los Angeles. Sajak usually supports young American foundations aimed at sponsoring conservative speakers on universities across the whole country financially.
In November 2019, Sajak underwent bowel surgery to get rid of the blockage. Vanna white held in his place while Sajak was recovering. After three weeks, pat returned to work in December 2019.
Pat Sajak salary 2020
As of today, pat earns $15 million annually from hosting the show the wheel of Fortune. In addition, Pat earns $312500 per day; thus, per show, he takes home $ 52083.