Wheel of Fortune’s longtime host Pat Sajak and letter-turner Vanna White are household names. Since 1982, the legendary team has portrayed the hosts of the long-running puzzle competition series.
But is it true that you may make a fortune working on Wheel of Fortune? We have revealed that Vanna White has a sizable fortune. The question is, how does Pat Sajak compare? Read on to learn more about Pat Sajak’s earnings and net worth from the show.
Pat Sajak Net Worth
Sajak’s net worth is $65 million, according to Money Inc., while Forbes estimates $75 million.
Sajak’s highest publicized annual pay is $15 million, hence that number is used for both calculations. That, however, was his salary back in 2016. According to Variety, both Sajak and Vanna White renewed their contracts in 2021 to run until 2024.
A consulting producer credit was also given to Sajak. That probably means he got a raise and maybe even got some of the syndication rights to the show.
Wheel of Fortune: How Pat Sajak and Vanna White Make Millions?
As of this writing, Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak has a yearly income of $14 million. Vanna White, on the other hand, earns a cool $10 million annually. The average monthly taping schedule for Wheel of Fortune is four days.
Twice on Thursdays and twice on Fridays they record. They both show up at 8:30 in the morning on taping days and work until noon. After three performances, the audience takes a break for lunch. Three further tapings are seen by a second audience.
Each month, Pat and Vanna record for four days. To earn $14 and $10 million a year requires working 48 days per year. If Vanna works a whole day, she will make $208,333. Pat takes home $312,500 daily on the job. The average earnings for Pat Sajak are $52,083 per show, while the average earnings for Vanna White are $34,722.
Is Pat Sajak Involved in Any Sort of Side Work?
Pat Sajak has dabbled in the acting world. He had an appearance as Kevin Hathaway on Days of Our Lives in 1983. Sajak, however, has been cast in more acting roles where he plays himself since his time on Wheel of Fortune became so successful.
On several different sitcoms, including Fresh Off the Boat, The King of Queens, Rugrats, The A-Team, and two episodes of The Larry Sanders Show, Sajak has played fictionalized versions of himself. In addition, he sang bust in the Muppet Haunted House in 2021. Sajak must receive large TV residuals on top of his income, what with all the characters he plays.
For a short time, Pat Sajak partnered with Great American Deals as an entrepreneur. The business aimed to be like a targeted, franchisable version of Groupon. Unfortunately, it appears that the company has ended its operations. The company’s official Twitter account was last updated in 2015.
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Pat’s Real Estate Portfolio
Pat purchased an Encino, California, home in June 1988 for $1,895,000,000. The roughly 7,000-square-foot, 6-bedroom, 6-bathroom house is situated on 3.9 wooded acres. The current market value of this residence is between $7 million and $10 million.
Pat and Lesly spent $1.275 million in 1991 to purchase a 3-acre beachfront lot in Severna Park, Maryland. They went on to build a mansion that was 6,500 square feet in size.
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