How much does Pat Sajak make: Salary, Career, Net worth, Early life, Personal life

January 24, 2018How much does Pat Sajak make: Salary, Career, Net worth, Early life, Personal life

Who is Pat Sajak?

Patrick Leonard Sajdak, best known as the host of the American television game show “Wheel of Fortune” was born on October 26, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He is an American Television personality, game show host, former DJ and Television weatherman respectively.

Sajak’s Net Worth

As of January 2018, Pat Sajak has an estimated net worth of $ 55 million. Pat Sajak earns an annual salary of $12 million as host of Wheel of Fortune. This evaluates, his monthly salary is $ 1 million. Sajak also owns several radio stations around the United States and is tangled in numerous efficacious business ventures. His net worth estimates must factor in all these successful business schemes, counting appearing in movies such as "Airplane" and once presented a late-night talk show.

Sajak’s Early life

In 1964, Sajak graduated from Farragut High School. Pat then went to Columbia College Chicago while occupied as a desk worker at the Palmer House hotel. He assisted in uniform as a disc jockey throughout the Vietnam War for American Forces Vietnam Network.

Sajak’s Career

Sajak earned a contest on WLS radio's Dick Biondi Show to be a visitant teen deejay. While at Columbia College Chicago, his broadcasting mentor Al Parker told him that a local radio station (WEDC) was looking for a reporter. Sajak applied for the profession and was appointed to work from midnight to 6:00 AM.

Merv Griffin queried Pat Sajak if he would be concerned in taking over the duties as host on “Wheel of Fortune” from Chuck Woolery. Nevertheless, Fred Silverman, then president and CEO of NBC, disallowed his hiring, suing he was too local, and Griffin answered by imposing a moratorium on new tapings until Sajak was employed.

Sajak had a small role as a Buffalo, New York, newscaster in the 1982 humor picture “Airplane II: The Sequel”. When his late-night talk show on CBS started he had to leave the daytime version of Wheel. Sajak was observed on Super Password numerous times from 1984 to 1989.

Sajak also is the author of numerous puzzle games, the first and best-known of them being "Lucky Letters", which premiered in 2007. The games, which Sajak industrialized with puzzle inventor David L. Hoyt, are syndicated through Universal Uclick. Sajak has also been seen on episodes of ESPN Radio's “The Dan Le Batard Show” as well as Le Batard's show, “Highly Questionable” respectively. Sajak is hired as a host of “Wheel of Fortune” until 2020.

Sajak’s Personal life

Sajak married Sherrill Sajak in 1979. However, the couple got divorced in 1986. He then got married to Lesly Brown Sajak, a photographer in 1989. The couple has a son named as Patrick Michael James Sajak, and a daughter named as Maggie Marie Sajak respectively. The couple lives in Severna Park, Maryland, and has a second home in LA, California. Sajak has a real love for the radio.


Television Hosttelevision personalityPatrick Leonard SajdakFormer DJMerv GriffinChuck WooleryFred SilvermanDavid L. HoytLe BatardPatrick Michael James SajakMaggie Marie Sajak