Pat Sajak Net Worth


Pat Sajak, the famous television personality, actor, and game show host, has a net worth of $75 million. He is most known for his long-term hosting role on the game show ‘Wheel of Fortune’ since 1981. In addition to his net worth, Pat earns an annual salary of $14 million for his work on the show.

Key facts:

  • Pat Sajak is most famous for being the long-term host of the game show 'Wheel of Fortune' since 1981.
  • Before hosting 'Wheel of Fortune', Sajak worked as a news anchor on a local radio station and served as a deejay on Armed Forces Radio during his time in the Army.
  • In addition to his hosting duties, Sajak has also worked as a weatherman and voiceover artist for various television stations.
  • Pat and his co-host, Vanna White, make more money licensing their images to casino slot machines than they do from their salaries on 'Wheel of Fortune'.
  • Worldwide, there are an estimated 20,000 'Wheel of Fortune' branded slot machines, generating over $2 billion in revenue per year. Pat and Vanna earn at least $15 million annually from these licensing deals.

Basic Information About Pat Sajak

Full NamePat Sajak
ProfessionsGame Show Host, Talk show host, Actor, Radio personality, Film Producer, Television producer
Net worth$75,000,000
Date of birth1946-10-26 (77 years old)
Place of birthChicago
NationalityUnited States of America
EducationColumbia College, Chicago.
FatherAnthony Sajdak
MotherJoyce Helen
SiblingsDavid Sajak and William Backal
KidsMaggie and Patrick Micheal James Sajak
Height5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ Twitter β†—οΈŽ Facebook β†—οΈŽ Imdb

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Pat Sajak awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Game Show HostNomineeWheel of Fortune2020
Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Game Show HostNomineeWheel of Fortune2019
Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Game Show HostNomineeWheel of Fortune2018
Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Game Show HostNomineeWheel of Fortune2017
Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Game Show HostNomineeWheel of Fortune2015
Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Game Show HostNomineeWheel of Fortune2010
Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Game Show HostNomineeWheel of Fortune2008
Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Game Show HostNomineeWheel of Fortune2007
Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Game Show HostNomineeWheel of Fortune2002
Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Game Show HostNomineeWheel of Fortune2000
Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Game Show HostWinnerWheel of Fortune1998
Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Game Show HostWinnerWheel of Fortune1997
Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Game Show HostWinnerWheel of Fortune1993

Pat Sajak roles

Movie / Series Role
Airplane II: The SequelBuffalo Anchorman
Adventures in WonderlandSelf 1 episode, 1993
The King of QueensPat Sajak 1 episode, 2001
Just Shoot Me!Pat Sajak 1 episode, 2000
Santa BarbaraPat Sajak 2 episodes, 1988
Fresh Off the BoatPat Sajak 1 episode, 2017
Match Game/Hollywood Squares HourSelf - Panelist 10 episodes, 1984
The Larry Sanders ShowPat Sajak 2 episodes, 1994-1998
Gimme a Break!Pat Sajak 1 episode, 1984
CBS News Sunday MorningSelf 1 episode, 2020
Days of Our LivesKevin Hathaway 1 episode, 1983
The Daily ShowSelf 1 episode, 1999
The A-TeamPat Sajak 1 episode, 1986
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf 2 episodes, 1993
Wheel of FortuneSelf - Host / ... 7,224 episodes, 1983-2021
The Maury Povich ShowSelf 2 episodes, 1997-1998

Pat Sajak's Quotes

  • I honestly didn't think the show was going to last much longer when I started in 1981. I thought a year would be lucky, 13 weeks more likely before it was back to forecasting the weather.
  • Working with Merv (Griffin) can be quite the experience. I remember once going out to lunch and the waiter asked, "May I take your order?" Merv then pulls out his notebook and says, "Great idea!" He writes what the waiter said down and turns to me saying, "This will be a great puzzle for the show." He is one of the brightest and smartest men I have ever met.
  • [on the death of Dan Miller]: Dan was an extraordinarily caring and talented man. I will miss him every day for the rest of my life.
  • It's a stressful place to live. It's nice to leave L.A. for a few months and live somewhere more down to earth and easy going. It's also close to my wife's side of the family, and that's important to her.
  • Being a conservative in Hollywood is like walking into a shooting range with a bullseye attached to your body. There are more of us than you would believe, but if you want to keep working, you feel like you have to keep quiet.

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Interesting Facts about Pat Sajak

  1. Sajak got his start as a weatherman at WSM-TV Nashville before moving to KNBC Los Angeles where he got the exposure that landed him a spot on Wheel of Fortune (1975).
  2. Was a disc jockey on the armed forces radio while he served in Vietnam.
  3. Roommates with Joe Moore when they served in Vietnam.
  4. Did a rendition of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple on stage in Hawaii with Joe Moore.
  5. Has two children: Patrick Michael James Sajak (born 22 September 1990, as Patrick Leonard Michael James Sajdak Jr.) and Maggie Sajak (born 5 January 1995).
  6. Hosted a few game show pilots before landing the Wheel of Fortune (1975) hosting job (1981). He also hosted one other game show, "College Bowl" (1984).
  7. Has a Sesame Street Muppet made in his likeness named Pat Playjacks, known on Sesame Street (1969) as the nicest game show host.
  8. Listed in the 2001 issue of the U.S. pop music magazine "Spin" as a co-composer for the thrash metal group Slayer.
  9. A huge fan of hockey and his favorite team is the Los Angeles Kings.
  10. Accomplished helicopter pilot.
  11. Along with co-host Vanna White, Pat aired their 5,000th taping of Wheel of Fortune (1983) on February 28, 2009.
  12. Received an Emmy Award for lifetime achievement on June 19, 2011.
  13. The second full-time host of Wheel of Fortune (1975) after Chuck Woolery. Succeeded by retired football kicker Rolf Benirschke, then Entertainment Tonight host Bob Goen.
  14. When a contestant on Wheel of Fortune (1975) solved a puzzle on Marla Gibbs, she made a guest appearance.
  15. Comedian Martin Short who played Ed Grimley, was totally obsessed with him.
  16. Is a Republican.
  17. Parents are Joyce Helen (Brandecki) and Leonard Anthony Sajdak. All of his grandparents were Polish.
  18. Best known by the public as the second host of Wheel of Fortune (1975).
  19. His mentor was Merv Griffin.
  20. If he was not hosting Wheel of Fortune (1975), he has said that he would either be a DJ or weatherman (that was his first job).

Additional information of Pat Sajak

Lucky Number4
Lucky StoneGarnet
Lucky ColorPurple
Best Match for MarriageCapricorn, Cancer, Pisces
DivorceSherrill Sajak
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorLight Brown

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