“Wheel of Fortune” fans have come to know and love Pat Sajak for his charismatic charm, friendly banter with the contestants, and just being an all-around great game show host. For decades, he’s been a beloved fixture on our television screens— which begs the question, what is Sajak’s net worth?
Since beginning his “Wheel of Fortune” tenure in 1981, Sajak represents the American game show format and ecosystem. Even without being a fan of the show, you recognize Sajak. He’s even solidified his success in the industry when he broke a Guinness World Record for having the longest-running career as a game show host.
Given Sajak’s lengthy stay on one of television’s most popular shows, one could imagine that Sajak does quite well for himself. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the Wheel’s leading man has a total net worth of a whopping $70 million and a salary of $15 million. Not too bad for someone who started as a radio DJ and weatherman.
Moreover, Sajak earns nearly $312,500 every day he clocks in— talk about mind-blowing. Sajak tapes several episodes of the show every day he works, sometimes up to six shows a day, meaning Sjak is making about $52,000 per episode he films. The 74-year-old is definitely bringing home the bacon.
How Sajak’s ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Co-Host Fares
As for his beautiful co-host, Vanna White, she doesn’t do too bad either. The game show pays White $10 million a year to join Sajak on stage. While she earns less than Sajak annually, they both reportedly have the same net worth of $70 million.
When Susan Stafford left her “Wheel of Fortune” co-hosting job in 1975, the show hired Vanna White as a temporary replacement. Lucky for White, the show was so impressed with her that they hired her full-time. Since booking the gig in 1982, White has appeared on over 6,000 episodes of the show. Quite remarkable, to say the least.
In addition to her letter-turning duties, White also brings home some extra cash with her side hustle: selling yarn. White has her own yarn line. Besides stunning us on stage with her gorgeous gowns, White is an incredible knitter who sells her products with her line of products knowns as Vanna’s Choice.
Even though both White and Sajak have racked up an impressive net worth throughout the years, one game show host has them beat. At the time of his death, Alex Trebek reportedly had a total net worth of $75 million and earned around $78,000 per episode.