About Pat Sajak
Pat Sajak, real name Patrick Leonard Sajdak, is a famous American television personality, talk show host, occasional actor and former weatherman. He is best known as the host of a popular television game show, Wheel of Fortune. With minor changes this program, created by Marvin Griffin, has been aired since mid 1970s. The concept of the show is pretty simple: the contestants struggle with world puzzles and win special prizes. What exactly the participants win is determined by spinning a wheel, hence the name of the show is Wheel of Fortune. Sajak has hosted the syndicated version of this show since its inception. As for 2013, Pat Sajak net worth is estimated at $45 million and his annual salary amount to $8 million.
Pat was born in Chicago, to American mother and Polish American father. When Sajak was still a child, his mother remarried W. Backal. After graduation from Farragut High School, Pat enrolled at Columbia College Chicago. Back in the day Pat Sajak net worth was little above zero, thus in order to support himself the future millionaire worked as administrator at Palmer House, one of the oldest and most famous hotels in downtown Chicago.
While still in college, Sajak started working as a newsman at WEDC radio station. His working hours were not particularly convenient for the student: Pat had to be in the studio at 11p.m. and stayed there until an early morning, 6:00 a.m. After graduation from CCC, Pat joined the United States Army. Although he was sent to Vietnam right away, Sajak never actually had to fight in a war. Instead, Sajak served as a DJ on the local army’s radio. Needles to say, this job did not add much to the current Pat Sajak net worth, but it was useful at one other aspect: it saved the future millionaire from being sent to the front.
Upon returning to the United States Pat started working at WSM radio station in Nashville, playing pop music from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sajak went on to work as a news-anchor on Today Show and later as a weatherman, together with Dan Miller. Pat Sajak newt worth growth shifted to the higher gear in the early 1980s, when Marvin Griffin suggested he should replace Chuck Woolery on Wheel of Fortune. Pat was hired in 1983 and hosted both evening and daytime versions of the show to the late 1980s. Since 1989, he remains the host of the evening syndicated version of the program only. What about his personal life? Sajak is currently married to his second wife, Lesly Brown Sajak. Together Pat and Lesly are raising two children, Maggie Marie Sajak and Patrick Michael James Sajak.