Pat Sajak Net Worth – How Rich Is The TV Game Show Host?

Pat Sajak Net Worth Estimate:

Pat Sajak net worth is currently estimated as being at about approximately $70 million dollars USD. The majority of Pat Sajak net worth has come from his long standing career as a well known television game show host for over 4 decades running.

Who is Pat Sajak?

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Pat Sajak is a famous American game show host who is most widely known in the United States for hosting the long running Wheel of Fortune since all the way back in the year 1981. As the host of Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak has won 3 Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host, out of a whopping nineteen nominations.

Pat Sajak’s Career

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As a teenager, Pat Sajak won a WLS Radio contest on a show called The Dick Biondi Show. The prize was to be a guest DJ.

When Pat Sajak was a student of Columbia College Chicago, an instructor of his called Al Parker informed him of WEDC, a radio station, seeking a news broadcaster. Upon applying, Pat Sajak got the gig, and they gave him the 12 AM to 6 AM slot.

In 1968, Pat Sajak served the United States Army as an Armed Forces Radio DJ. Years later, Pat Sajak revealed that he’d messed up airing President Nixon’s Christmas broadcast in 1969 when he cut the feed before it was done, by accident. Upon realizing what he’d done, he felt it best to not resume it.

Pat Sajak spent much of the early 70s DJing for a radio station in Murray, Kentucky, United States ofo America, and then a Nashville station called WSM at which he played pop and hosted the 2:30-5 PM slot.

Pat Sajak made his first on screen appearances t hanks to WSM-TV, the station’s sister TV station, at first just doing voiceover work for station idents and eventually being the anchor for the Today Show on NBC’s 5 minute long news broadcasts. Afterwards, he became a weather man.

In 1977, Los Angeles, California’s KNBC-TV hired him as a weather man full time. Only 4 years later in 1981, broadcasting mogul Merv Griffin offered the role of host of Wheel of Fortune to Pat Sajak, since Chuck Woolery was leaving the show.

The head of NBC, Fred Silverman, however, nixed the idea. In retaliation, Merv Griffin refused to shoot another episode till he was permitted to take the job.

That was soon a moot issue, however, due to Silverman being fired and replaced by a new CEO, Brandon Tartikoff, who was happy to have him after seeing the two pilots for game shows Pat Sajake had already filmed (Puzzlers for Mark Goodson and Press Your Luck for Ralph Edwards).

Pat Sajak took the job and hosted both daytime and evening Wheel of Fortune installments from 1983 through to 1989, and he has hosted the evening version ever since. His thirty sixth year in 2018 made him the longest running game show host of all time, breaking Bob Barker’s record. The Guinness World Records honored him officially.

Pat Sajak appeared in the role of a newscaster in the spoof film Airplane II: The Sequel in 1982. In 1989, Pat Sajak began hosting a late night talk show, at which point he left daytime Wheel and only did the evening version. It only lasted just over a year.

Before becoming the host of Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak also appeared on Password Plus, and afterwards, in the mid 80s he made several Super Password appearances, also guesting on Match Game – Hollywood Squares Hour, Just Men!, and Dream House.

Later, Pat Sajak would often take off on Larry King Live whenever Larry King was unavailable for whatever reason. He would also often cover for Regis Philbin on Live with Regis and Kelly.

In 2002, Pat Sajak began hosting a radio show called The Pat Sajak Baseball Hour. In 2003, he hosted a show called Pat Sajak Weekend on FOX News.

In 1983, Pat Sajak appeared as a character called Kevin Hathaway on Days of Our Lives, NBC’s incredibly long running soap opera. In 1993, Pat Sajak had a guest appearance playing a version of himself on Nickelodeon’s extremely popular animated series Rugrats.

In 1997, Wheel of Fortune had a special April Fool’s episode in which regular Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek instead hosted Wheel while Pat Sajak and his sidekick Vanna White were the episode’s contestants. Their winnings from the game were donated to the Boy Scouts of America and the American Cancer Society.

Pat Sajak in turn hosted an episode of Jeopardy! along with appearing with Neil Patrick Harris and Jeff Probst on an April Fool’s edition of Jeopardy!

In 2001, Pat Sajak played a version of himself on the CBS situation comedy series The King of Queens, the episode called “Inner Tube”.

In 2010, Pat Sajak began blogging for the conservative National Review Online website. He has also written pieces for the right wing site Ricochet.com.

Pat Sajak has also created a number of puzzle games, including Lucky Letters. Pat Sajak has appeared numerous times on the ESPN radio show The Dan Le Batard Show, along with Highly Questionable, another show hosted by Dan Le Batard.

Beginning in 2020 with its thirty ninth season, Pat Sajak received a Consulting Producer credit at the start of Wheel of Fortune. Beginning in 2021, Pat Sajak and Vanna White have added Prime Time Celebrity Wheel of Forune to their growing roster of credits on the ABC television network.

In September of the year 2021, Pat Sajak and Vanna White both signed new contracts to re-up their time as Wheel of Fortune hosts through the 2023-2024 season.

In 2021, Pat Sajak appeared on the Disney+ Halloween special Muppets Haunted Mansion, playing the voice of a musical bust.

In the mid 1980s, Sesame Street satirized Pat Sajak in a sketch called Squeal of Fortune, hosted by a Muppet called Pat Playjacks. The idea of the “game” was for the two contestants, The Count and Prairie Dawn, to guess the number of times that the pig sitting in the middle of the wheel would squeal before it stopped spinning.

Pat Sajak and Vanna White both appeared as version of themselves on the hit NBC African American sitcom 227 in the year 1986.

In season 3 of the Comedy Central show Brickleberry, Pat Sajak appeared as a version of himself who was kidnapped and made a hostage to a literal wheel of fortune. The episode was called “That Brother’s My Father”.

In 1994, Pat Sajak appeared on an episode of the Nickelodeon animated series Rugrats called “Chuckie is Rich”. In the episode, Pat Sajak gave the character Chaz a ten million dollar reward. Pat Sajak’s son also made a voice appearance in “Chuckie is Rich”, playing a child going to a fancy daycare.

In season 4 of the hit show The A Team, both Pat Sajak and Vanna White appeared. The episode was fittingly called “Wheel of Fortune”. Pat Sajak also appeared in a 1992 episode of the cop show The Commish.


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Pat Sajak: Early Life

Pat Sajak was born as Patrick Leonard Sajdak on the twenty sixth of October in the year 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. As a teenager, Pat Sajak attended Farragut High School, finally graduating in 1964.

Afterwards, Pat Sajak studied at Columbia College Chicago, earning money to support himself by doing work for the Palmer House Hotel as a desk clerk.

While the Vietnam War was raging on, Pat Sajak served in the United States Army in the role of disc jockey for the American Forces Vietnam Network radio.

Pat Sajak took over hosting duties of the famous radio show, Dawn Buster, that was famous for previous host Adrian Cronauer calling out “Good Morning Vietnam!” which later inspired a film of the same name starring Robin Williams. Pat Sajak would continue the “Good Morning Vietnam!” tradition for fourteen months.


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Pat Sajak’s Personal Life and Family

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Pat Sajak’s wife is a photographer named Lesly Brown-Sajak. The two have a son named Patrick Michael James Sajak, who was born in 1990, and they have a daughter named Maggie Marie Sajak, who was born in 1995.

Pat Sajak and Lesly Brown-Sajak have two homes: one located in Severna Park, Maryland, United States of America, and the other in Los Angeles, California, United States of America.

Beginning in 2005, Pat Sajak became a Golden Baseball League investor. The league has teams in Baja California, British Columbia, Alberta, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and Calfornia.

Pat Sajak appears in a film that is shown at first president of the United States, George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, in which he discusses the house’s various attractions. Pat Sajak owns a radio state in Annapolis, Maryland called WNAV, and has since the year 1998.

Pat Sajak wrote numerous columns and posts for conservative magazines and blogs. Pat Sajak does not believe in climate change. Pat Sajak financially supports Young America’s Foundation, which sends conservative speakers to various college campuses across the United States.

Pat Sajak sits on Hillsdale College’s board of trustees as the chairman and has done since 2019. Prior to that, he spent fifteen years as vice chairman.


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Pat Sajak’s Social Media Influence

Pat Sajak does not have a huge social media presence but does maintain two Twitter accounts in order to connect with his fans. This in turn helps contribute to Pat Sajak net worth.

Facebook

Pat Sajak does not have an official public verified Facebook account. There is a Facebook page called The Official Pat Sajak Fan Club that currently has eight thousand and seven hundred and six followers. It is not clear, however, whether this fan club or page is in fact official or not, however.

Should the situation ever change and Pat Sajak either decide to sign up for an official public verified Facebook account, or should this page be verified, we will be sure to update this page with that information. Our goal is to keep our readers informed of all of the latest news on Pat Sajak net worth, career, and life.

Twitter

Pat Sajak has an official public verified Twitter account. Pat Sajak’s official public verified Twitter account handle from which he tweets it simply @patsajak, all lower case letters.

Pat Sajak has over three hundred and sixty eight thousand followers on this popular social media platform as of the present time. Meanwhile, Pat Sajak is himself currently following three hundred and forty accounts in return currently.

Pat Sajak also has a Wheel of Fortune specific Twitter account called @PatOnWheel. This account has over fifteen thousand followers and is itself following only three people in return as of the present time. Both of Pat Sajak’s accounts help him connect with his fanbase, which in turn helps Pat Sajak net worth.

Instagram

Pat Sajak does not have an official public verified Instagram account as of the present time. Should the situation ever change and Pat Sajak decide to sign up for an official public verified Instagram account, we will be sure to update this page with that information.

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LinkedIn

Pat Sajak does not have an official public verified LinkedIn account as of the present time. Should the situation ever change and Pat Sajak decide to sign up for an official public verified LinkedIn account, we will be sure to update this page with that information.

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TikTok

Pat Sajak does not have an official public verified TikTok account as of the present time. Should the situation ever change and Pat Sajak decide to sign up for an official public verified TikTok account, we will be sure to update this page with that information.

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Pat Sajak’s Net Worth & Bio Summary

NamePat Sajak
Real NamePatrick Leonard Sajdak
Age76
Place of BirthChicago, Illinois, USA
OccupationTV Host
Net Worth Estimate$70 Million