Pat Sajak Net Worth – Salary: Patrick Leonard Sajdak, professionally known as Pat Sajak is a former weatherman, who is also a television personality. At present, he hosts the American television game show “Wheel of Fortune”. The game show was created by Merv Griffin and was first premiered as a daytime series on NBC on January 6, 1975.
As reported by “Thechive“, Pat Sajak earns an annual salary of $ 12 million for hosting “Wheel of Fortune”. While as of now, Pat Sajak Net Worth is estimated to be $ 45 million.
Pat Sajak Net Worth & Salary – How he began?
Born on October 26, 1946, in a Polish-American family, Sajak was raised in Chicago. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago after completing his education from “Farragut High School”. During his college life, he also worked as a desk clerk at the Palmer House hotel, earning extra money to make his ends meet.
In 1968, Sajak was sent to Vietnam after he was selected in the US army. There he served as a disk jockey. However, he got his major break when Merv Griffin asked Sajak to join “Wheel of Fortune” in 1981. He gladly accepted the offer and overtook the responsibility from Chuck Woolery. At first, there was an issue as Fred Silverman, then president and CEO of NBC, rejected Griffin’s proposal. However later Silverman was replaced by Brandon Tartikoff and Sajak became the host.
Apart from acting, Sajak has also shown interest in political parties. As he has written a number of columns for the conservative magazine “Human Events” and also supports conservative political causes. As reported, he has donated $ 17,000 for various causes, all associated with the Republican Party.
At present, Sajak along with his second wife, Lesly Brown Sajak and two children live in Severna Park, Maryland. They also own a property in in Los Angeles, California.