Pat Sajak Net Worth
Pat Sajak net worth and salary: Pat Sajak is a former weatherman, current television personality, actor and game show host who has a net worth of $65 million. Pay Sajak was born Patrick Leonard Sajdak October 26, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois. Sajak is most famous for being the long term host of the game show Wheel of Fortune. While attending Columbia College Chicago, Sajak's broadcasting instructor told him that the local radio station WEDC was looking for a news anchor. He applied and ended up landing the station's 6am time slot. Sajak joined the U.S. Army in 1968 during the Vietnam war. While serving in the Army he deejayed on Armed Forces Radio. While DJing, he began each broadcast with the line "Good morning, Vietnam!" just like Robin Williams' character did in the movie of the same name. In the late 1970s Sajak moved to Los Angeles seeking work in the entertainment industry. He soon landed a full-time weatherman position at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles in 1977.
In 1983, game show impressario Merv Griffin offered Pat the opportunity to take over hosting duties on Wheel of Fortune from Chuck Woolery. Unfortunately, the President of NBC at the time rejected the idea of hiring Sajak for being "too local". In response, Merv Griffin shut the entire show down entirely and refused to film new episodes until Sajak was hired. Sajak has hosted the daytime and syndicated evening versions of Wheel from for the last 30+ years. For his work on the show, Pat has won three Emmys and was even given a star on Hollywood's walk of fame. Sajak hosted his own late-night talk show from January 9, 1989 to April 13, 1990 on CBS. Sajak is a regular podcast and poster contributor on the conservative blog ricochet.com. Pat has been married twice and has two children.
Pat Sajak Salary 2019:
Pat Sajak earns an annual salary of $15 million as host of Wheel of Fortune. For comparison, Vanna White's salary is $10 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.