|NET WORTH:||$65 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||Television Personality, Game show Host|
|Born:||October 26, 1946|
|Birth Name:||Patrick Leonard Sajdak|
|Height:||5ft. 10in. (1.77m)|
Pat Sajak is an American Television personality and a game show host. He is known for hosting the famous American television game show "Wheel of Fortune" and won three Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host.
Sajak was born on October 26, 1946, and was born and raised in Chicago. He is the son of Joyce Helen and Leonard Anthony Sajdak. His father died when he was young, and his mother remarried after his father's death. In 1964, he graduated from Farragut High School. He went to Columbia College Chicago at the same time working at the Palmer House hotel as a desk clerk.
During the Vietnam War for American Forces Vietnam Network, he served in the U.S. Army as a disc jockey.
Sajak applied to a local radio station while attending Columbia College Chicago. His broadcasting instructor informed him that WEDC was on search for a newsman, and Sajak got accepted to work from midnight to 6 in the morning. He served as a disc jockey on Armed Forces Radio in 1968. Sajak also DJed in early 1970s for a Murray, Kentucky, radio for about a year. In 1977, Sajak was spotted by the KNBC-TV working in Nashville. Apparently, KNBC_TV was looking for a weatherman at that time and offered Sajak to be a full-time weatherman for their station which Sajak accepted the offer.
In 1981, Sajak was asked by Merv Griffin, if he would be interested on being the host of the American television game show, "Wheel of Fortune". At first, the President and CEO of NBC, Fred Silverman, rejected his hiring for the reason that Sajak is too local. Griffin imposed a moratorium on new tapings, until Sajak was hired.
Sajak became the longest-running host of any game show, and was honored by the Guinness World Records. Sajak also appeared in several game shows, including the American TV game show "Super Password" from 1984 to 1989 and he also appeared in "Password Plus" in the year 1981. Sajak also made an appearance as guest in the game show "Dream House" and "Just Men!". Sajak became a host for CNN's Larry King Live. He also became a substitute host for Regis Philbin on the syndicated morning talk show "Live with Regis and Kelly". He hosted the talk show "Pat Sajak Weekend" and a syndicated weekly radio sports talk show "The Pat Sajak Baseball Hour", which ended in 2006, due to conflicts of schedule. He was the external director of Eagle Publishing, a conservative publishing house.
Sajak portrayed as Kevin Hathaway in "Days of Our Lives" a daytime soap opera in NBC. He also appeared in "Rugrats", a popular children's cartoon show, and in an episode of the American sitcom television series "The King of Series". In 2010, he started writing for the National Review Online and is the author in some several puzzle games, and were syndicated by Universal Uclick.
Sajak is signed as the host until 2022 of the famous television game show "Wheel of Fortune", and broke the record for having the longest career as game show host in the same show, the "Wheel of Fortune", for more than 38 years on May 8, 2019.
Sajak married the photographer Lesly Brown Sajak and lives in Severna Park, Maryland. The two has a son, Patrick Michael James Sajak, and a daughter, Maggie Marie Sajak.
Sajak owns Maryland-based AM radio station WNAV since 1998. He donated more than $17,000 to the candidate and election committees with the Republic Party, according to NEWSMEAT. Sajak is also a regular podcast participant and regular poster on the blog Ricochet.com.
On November 8, 2019, co-host Vanna White hosted in Sajak's place, when he underwent on an emergency intestinal surgery to remove a blockage, and on December 5, 2019, he returned to work.
Pat and co-host Vanna tape four days per month which is 48 days of work per year to earn $10 million to $15 million per year. As of today, 2020, Pat Sajak has an estimated net worth of $65 million.