NET WORTH

Pat Sajak Net Worth: $45 million

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Biography

Born on October 26, 1946 as Patrick Leonard Sajdak, Pat Sajak is an American television personality, former weatherman, actor, and talk show host, best known as the host of the American television game show “Wheel of Fortune.” He is a son of a Polish-American factory worker and was raised in Chicago. He took his education from Farragut High School and then went to Columbia College Chicago while working as a desk clerk at the Palmer House Hotel. Pat Sajak has earned $45 million of fortune in his entire career. He initially married and divorced Sherill and is now married to Lesly Brown Sajak, a photographer. They have a son and a daughter, Patrick Michael James and Maggie Marie. The family currently lives in Severna Park, Maryland but has a second home in Los Angeles, California.

 

How did Pat Sajak make his money?

Patrick Sajak started his career when he was hired as a newsman at a local radio station. In 1968, he joined the U.S. Army, and was sent to Vietnam, where he served as a disk jockey on Armed Forces Radio. He did several stints in TV and radio afterwards, which led him to become the host of the well-known TV show, “Wheel of Fortune.” Following his success as host, he also had cameo appearances in movies, including Airplane II: The Sequel (1982). Sajak is also a respected External Director of Eagle Publishing and a Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Hilldale College in Southern Michigan. With his long-running stint as host, Pat Sajak can be considered as one of the most successful in his field.


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