Pat Sajak’s net worth is $70 million and he currently earns a salary of $15 million/year for his long-time gig hosting the syndicated game show Wheel of Fortune.
Sajak was born Patrick Leonard Sadjak in 1946 in Chicago, IL. He grew up in Chicago and studied broadcasting at Columbia College Chicago. His first job was as a news anchor at local radio station WEDC. In 1968, Sajak joined the US Army and was deployed to Vietnam, where he deejayed on Armed Forces Radio. After being discharged from service, he continued to work as a DJ at WSM in Nashville. Sajak moved to Los Angeles in 1977, after being offered a job as a weatherman at KNBC.
In 1981, legendary producer Merv Griffin hired Pat Sajak to replace Chuck Woolery as the host of Wheel of Fortune. Sajak hosted the daytime and syndicated versions of the show and continues to host the syndicated show to this day. He is the longest-running host of any game show.
Pat Sajak and Lesly Brown-Sajak have been married since 1989 and have two children.
Sajak is a season-ticket holder for the NHL’s Washington Capitals and is frequently seen at the games. He mad an on-ice appearance at the 2018 Stanly Cup Finals.