Vanna White Net Worth
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. Vanna White has a net worth of $70 million dollars. That actually makes her slightly richer than her Wheel co-host Pat Sajak. 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 primary hostess ever since. White continues to co-host the evening version of the show along with Pat Sajak. As of May 2018, Vanna has appeared on more than 6600 episodes of Wheel of Fortune.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.
Real Estate: Ex-husband George Santo Pietro was born to a wealthy family in Beverly Hills. He launched his first restaurant, the appropriately-named Santa Pietro's, in the early 1980s. He followed up with a successful sushi place called Sushi-Ko that became a hot spot for celebrities. At one point George and Vanna lived in a gated community called The Mulholland Estates. They lived next door to Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty. They eventually built a 15,000 square foot spec house in the gated community of Beverly Park. The couple lived in the home until their divorce in 2002. After their divorce, they both vacated the property and for several years they rented it for $175,000 per month. In 2017 they listed the house for sale for $47.5 million. They also owned a house on a nearby lot which was sold for $22 million.
Sony Lawsuit: 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.
Vanna White Salary 2019:
How much does Vanna White's make per year on Wheel of Fortune? Vanna White's salary is $10 million per year. For comparison, Pat Sajak's salary is $15 million. Wheel of Fortune tapes four days per month, six shows per day. They tape two Thursdays and two Fridays. On taping days, they both arrive around 8:30am and start shooting at noon. One audience watches three shows, then there is a break for lunch. A second audience comes in to watch three more tapings.
Pat and Vanna tape four days per month. That's 48 days per year of work to earn $15 and $10 million per year, respectively. That means Vanna earns $208,333 per work day. Pat earns $312,500 per work day. Breaking it down per show, Pat Sajak earns $52,083 per show and Vanna White earns $34,722 per show.
|Net Worth:||$70 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Feb 18, 1957 (63 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 5 in (1.67 m)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|