Pat Sajak Biography
Pat Sajak is an American journalist, television personality and game show host who serves as the host of the American television game show Wheel of Fortune in Portland, Oregon since 1981. His co-host Vanna White joined him in 1982. The duo has been fixtures on “Wheel of Fortune” for 40 years. Prior to hosting “Wheel of Fortune”, Sajak also served as an anchor and a weatherman for ‘NBC.’
Pat Sajak Age
Sajak is 75 years old as of the year 2021, he was born Patrick Leonard Sajdak on 26 October 1946, in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. Her birthday is on 26th October every year. He is an American by nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity.
Pat Sajak Height
Sajak stands at a moderate height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.77 m).
Pat Sajak Education
Sajak attended Farragut Career Academy High School in 1964. He then joined Columbia College in Chicago. Sajak struggled with poverty a lot while studying. He was working as a desk clerk at the Palmer House Hotel while studying at Columbia College. Sajak also attended Defense Information School (DINFOS).
He was then approached and given an offer to host a radio show. The working hours were from midnight to 6 a.m. So though the job was hectic, he worked a radio job and continued his education. This is when he discovered his passion for entertaining people through his hosting skills.
Pat Sajak Parents, Siblings
Sajak was born in Chicago, Illinois by his parents Joyce Helen Brandecka now Joyce Beckal (mother), and his father Leonard Anthony Sajak. His parents worked in a factory. However, his parents separated while he was small. His mother remarried Walter Backal who became Sajak’s step-father. Unfortunately, his father died and Sajak became emotionally hurt.
However, Sajak grew alongside his brother David Sajak and half-brother William Backal from his mother’s second marriage. He is of Polish ancestry as his grandparents were all Polish.
Pat Sajak Wife
Sajak is married to Lesly Brown, who is a professional photographer and occasionally appears on Wheel of Fortune and at its promotional events with her TV icon hubby and Vanna White. They met through a mutual friend in 1988 at a restaurant opening in Irvine, California when Brown was 23 and Sajak was 42.
It was pretty much love at first sight! They tied the knot a year later. The couple married in 1989 at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis, Maryland in a spectacular wedding attended by a few guests and family members. Together the duo shares two adorable children. Sajak and his family reside in Severna Park, Maryland, where they spend most of their time, but also have a second home in Los Angeles, where Sajak films Wheel of Fortune.
Sajak was previously married to Sherrill Sajak from 1979 to 1986. The ex-couple was not blessed with a child. However, there has been much search for his black wife and daughter but we have no idea of what triggered the search terms.
Pat Sajak Wife Age
Lesly Brown is 56 years old as of the year 2021, she was born on 18 February 1965, in Maryland, United States of America. Her birthday is on 18th February every year. She is an American by nationality and she belongs to white ethnicity.
Lesly Brown attended and graduated from the University of Maryland in the year 1986. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Television Production. She is a former Miss Georgetown who appeared in Playboy magazine’s 1988 “Women of Washington″ feature. She met Sajak at the celebrity opening of a restaurant in Irvine, California, in 1988.
Pat Sajak Children
Sajak together with his wife Brown are blessed with two children; son Patrick Michael James Sajak, (born September 22, 1990) and daughter Margaret Marie Sajak (born January 5, 1995).
Sajak’s children became well-known to viewers over the years as they paid visits to their father on the set of the popular game show. Maggie grew up to be a guest host on Wheel of Fortune, following in her father’s famous footsteps.
Pat Sajak Son
Sajak together with her lovely wife welcomed their firstborn child; son Patrick Michael James Sajak. However, Michael has made rare appearances on Wheel of Fortune as compared to her sister. In May 2020, Patrick became an accomplished doctor and his dad revealed that his son graduated from medical school during an episode of Wheel of Fortune.
Pat Sajak Daughter
His daughter Margaret Marie Sajak is a TV personality, country singer, model and has appeared on Wheel of Fortune with her famous dad as an adult, and both she and Patrick made cameos on the show as kids. As Maggie grew up, she followed in her dad’s famous footsteps, earning the title of the guest host on Wheel of Fortune. As of now, Maggie is also a law student.
However, When Pat and Vanna’s contracts were renewed in September 2021, it was revealed that Maggie had obtained a position as an online host. Maggie manages Wheel of Fortune’s digital channels, including its website and pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok, and shares exclusive videos, behind-the-scenes access, and interviews with the hosts, staff, crew, and competitors.
Maggie proved that TV hosting runs in the family when she joined Vanna White on Wheel of Fortune in January 2020, while her father was recovering from a November 2019 surgery. Maggie stepped in as the sensational letter-turner so that Vanna could host the show.
Pat Sajak Salary
Sajak earns an average annual salary of $15 million as host of Wheel of Fortune. However, Wheel of Fortune tape four days per month, six shows per day. Pat earns $312,500 per workday. When his salary is broken down, Sajak earns $52,083 per show and he hosts 48 shows per year.
Pat Sajak Net Worth
Sajak’s net worth is estimated to be $70 million as of 2022. He has accumulated his fortunes through his primary source of income as a host of Wheel of Fortune and in the other businesses he has invested in.
Pat Sajak Leaving Wheel of Fortune
Despite the fact that Pat and Vanna, who also cohost Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, have renewed their contracts with the game show for the 2023-2024 TV seasons, they revealed that it’s only a matter of time before they go off the air.
Pat Sajak Body measurements and Facts
- Full Names: Patrick Leonard Sajdak
- Career / Profession: Television personality and game show host
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Age: 75 years old as of the year 2021
- Zodiac Sign:
- Date of Birth: 26 October 1946
- Birthday: 26th October
- Height: 5 feet 8 inches (1.77 m)
- Weight: To be updated
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife/Spouse: Lesly Brown Sajak
- Children: Patrick Michael James Sajak and daughter Margaret Marie Sajak
- Net Worth: $70 million as of 2022
- Salary: Average annual salary of $15 million
Pat Sajak House
Sajak resides in Severna Park, Maryland, where they spend most of their time, but also have a second home in Los Angeles, where Sajak films Wheel of Fortune. However, we are keeping tabs and will update you with pictures of his house as soon as we have them.
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