Net Worth $45 Million
Pat Sajak is a former weatherman, television personality, actor and game show host who has a net worth of $45 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 impresario 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 32 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.