Vanna White Net Worth
Vanna White Salary
How much does Vanna White's make per year on Wheel of Fortune? $8 million
Vanna White net worth and salary: Vanna White is an American television personality best known as the hostess and puzzle-board turner of Wheel of Fortune who has a net worth of $40 million dollars. Vanna White was born Vanna Marie Rosich on February 18, 1957 in Conway, South Carolina. After her birth father abandoned the family, Vanna's mom married a man named Herbert Stackley White, Jr. Vanna soon adopted Herbert's last name and was forever known as the now famous "Vanna White". She moved to Los Angeles in the late 70s to pursue an acting and modeling career. Vanna's first foray into game shows was when she appeared as a contestant on the June 18, 1980 episode of The Price Is Right. Two years later, in October 1982, White was hired as one of three substitute hostesses of Wheel of Fortune after hostess Susan Stafford left the show. White became the show's regular hostess on December 13, 1982, and has remained as the show's daytime hostess ever since. White continues to co-host the evening version of the show along with Pat Sajak. White's hobby off camera is crochet and knitting, she is known for her line of yarns called "Vanna's Choice" through Lion Brand Yarns. Vanna was married to restaurant owner George Santo Pietro from 1990 to 2002. They share two children, a son named Nicholas who was born in 1994 and a daughter named Giovanna who was born in 1997. In 1993, Vanna successfully sued the Samsung Electronics corporation over a commercial after the company aired a commercial that featured a smiling robot that turned letters on a game show. White asserted that the company was using her likeness without permission. Incredibly, Vanna ended up winning the lawsuit after several appeals and was awarded $403,000 in damages. As of January 2014, Vanna has appeared on more than 6000 episodes of Wheel of Fortune.