The 1.77 meters tall American TV personality, Pat Sajak is well known for his outstanding game show called Wheel of Fortune, from which he has accumulated a huge net worth.
Born on October 26, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois, Pat Sajak attended the Farragut High School and later, Columbia College Chicago before becoming a DJ and a radio host. It was not until he worked as a host for the Wheel of Fortune that he amassed a huge net worth. Today, we are going to talk about the professional life of the TV host and also talk about his career and achievements.
Pat Sajak' Net Worth: $65 million
The estimated net worth of the TV host, Pat Sajak is at around $65 million as of 2018. The famed host earns around $15 million per year as his total salary. However, just before two years, in 2016, Pat had a salary of around $12 million and a net worth of over $45 million.
Within two years, Pat increased his salary by over $3 million while his net worth took a rapid rise. In two years time, Pat Sajak was able to increase his net worth by around $20 million.
Sherrill Sajak's ex-husband Pat Sajak in Wheel of Fortune
As all of us already know that Pat is famed for hosting the show Wheel of Fortune, he earned over $12 million from that show in 2015 while this year, he earned $15 million solely from the show.
The Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak put off his house in sales at a price of just below the $700k mark. The house has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms which are made on a 2388 square foot of land. Later, on November 21, 2011, the house was sold for over $705k, $6k more than the asking price of the house.
Pat Sajak's Career and Achievements
As soon as Pat Sajak finished schooling, he applied for a job as the WEDC newsman. He started working there for about six hours from midnight. In 1968, he was a US Army officer who worked as a DJ on the Armed Forces Radio in Vietnam.
Later, he also worked at the KNBC-TV as a full-time weatherman for the station. By the 1980s, he also worked as an anchor for the NBC. On January 9, 1989, Pat Sajak was a host of the late night talk show on CBS. And, since 1981, he has been a part of the show Wheel of Fortune, and even now, he is still the primary host of the show.
His extraordinary performance in the journalism field has earned him a Daytime Emmy Award while also earning him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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