Pat Sajak is a former American Weatherman and Talk show host with an estimated net worth of $45 million. He is best known for being the host of popular American Reality TV Series, Wheel of Fortune.
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Patrick Leonard Sajdak was born on October 26, 1946, in Chicago. He is the only son of Joyce Helen and Leonard Anthony Sajdak. He studied at Farragut High School and then went on to study at Columbia College Chicago.
He served as a DJ for the Armed Forces Vietnam Network during the Vietnam War.
Sajak and his first wife, Sherrill got divorced, after which he ma rried his second wife, Lesly Brown Sajak. Together, they have two children, Patrick Michael James Sajak, and Maggie Marie Sajak. The family resides in Severna Park, Maryland. Sajak also has another home in Los Angeles, California.
Sajak invested in the Golden Baseball League in 2005.
He also makes an appearance in a short film at the visitor’s centre in Mount Vernon, which is the residence of George Washington. In the video, he explains the various places to visit and explore the site.
In his youth, he won WLS radio’s Dick Biondi to feature as a guest teenage deejay. He then applied for a job in a local radio station and was subsequently hired. In 1968, he served the US Army in the Vietnam War as a deejay on the radio.
During the 1970’s Sajak DJ’d for a year for the Murray, Kentucky, radio station.
About the same time, he had also started to deejay for the 50,000-watt WSM in Nashville.
It was WSM-TV that brought Sajak on to the screen, initially as a voiceover artist, and then becoming an anchor for NBC’s Today Show, albeit for five minutes.
In 1977, Sajak received an offer from KNBC-TV in Los Angeles to become a full-time weatherman for them.
In 1981, Merv Griffin offered him the position of hosting Wheel of Fortune. However, obstacles presented itself in the path in the form of Fred Silverman, who refused to hire him. However, Silverman was eventually removed as a network executive, and Sajak took over as the host. He hosted both daytime and the syndicated version from 1983-89. H currently still hosts the syndicated version.
Sajak also made an appearance in the movie Airplane II: The Sequel as a newscaster.
He also hosted a late-night talk show that premiered on CBS in 1989.
Sajak appeared multiple times in Super Password and Password Plus.
He also hosted for CNN’s Larry King Live when King was unable to host.
He also acted as a substitute for Regis on Live with Regis and Kelly.
In 2003, he hosted the show Pat Sajak Weekend.
He has also begun to host a syndicated sports talk show, The Pat Sajak Baseball Hour.
Sajak has appeared on shows like Rugrats and Days of Our Lives.
Awards and Achievements
In the 2011 Emmy Awards, Sajak won the Lifetime Achievement Award.
He also won a Daytime Emmy in 1997 and 1998 for hosting Wheel of Fortune.
Sajak had also won the People’s Choice Award in 1987.
Net Worth & Salary of Pat Sajak
Pat Sajak has a net worth of $75 million. Most of his revenue comes from his years of acting as a host of various TV shows, especially Wheel of Fortune.
Sajak is not only an excellent and popular host, but he also writes for a variety of blogs and columns. He is a staunch Republican and, by and large, supports conservative politics and even donates substantial amounts to them.