Vanna White Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Married, Children, Salary, Net Worth and Wheel of Fortune

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Vanna White Biography

Vanna White is an American television personality and the longtime co-host of the popular game show ‘Wheel of Fortune’ in Portland, Oregon. She is best known for turning the letters on the game show Wheel of Fortune. White has been with the show since 1982. Her co-host Pat Sajak joined the show a year earlier in 1981. Prior to Wheel of Fortune, White worked as a professional model.

Vanna White Age

White is 64 years old as of the year 2021, she was born Vanna Marie Angel on February 18, 1957, in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States of America. Her birthday is on February 18th every year. She is an American by nationality and she belongs to white ethnicity.

Vanna White Height

White stands at a moderate height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.67 m).

Vanna White Body Measurements and Weight

Vanna has blonde hair and a pair of brown eyes in color. She weighs 55 kg (121 lbs). Her body measures 35-24-34 inches and she wears shoe size 9 (US).

Vanna White Education

After her elementary and secondary education, White moved to Atlanta, Georgia and attended The Atlanta School of Fashion and Design and worked as a model. She then relocated to Los Angeles in 1979 to pursue an acting career.

Vanna White Family, Parents

Vanna was born by her parents Joan Marie (Nicholas) her mother and her father, Miguel Ángel Rósich near North Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina, United States of America. Her father is from Cuba, and her grandparents are from Spain, therefore White has Latin heritage. Vanna’s parents divorced shortly after her birth, and she assumed her mother’s maiden name until her mother married Herbert White, who adopted her when she was 3 years old.

In the process, Vanna took on her stepfather’s surname (White). Vanna didn’t discover out Herbert wasn’t her biological dad until she was 12 years old. However, it doesn’t seem to have made any difference to her. She later said on Larry King Live, “My stepfather, Herbert, who is really my father. He’s raised me from the time I was three.”

Her stepdad Herbert White became a successful real estate broker and proprietor of White’s Realty after the family relocated to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Vanna White Husband

White was married to George Santo Pietro, who is a restaurateur and real estate investor. Santo Pietro is a pilot as well. He and White ran a thriving private jet charter business while they were married. White and Santo Pietro were introduced by mutual friends.
The duo met over dinner and married a few years later in Aspen, Colorado, ceremony on New Year’s Eve 1991. They got divorced in 2002. Together the duo shares two adorable children. There’s no hint on why they divorced, but they agreed to keep matters amicable for their children.

Vanna White Married

White has been married once. She was married to George Santo Pietro from 1990 to 2002. However, although she has had a few relationships over the years with long-term partners, she has never been married since she divorced her then-husband, George Santo Pietro.
However, as per the writing of this article (2022), White has been dating John Donaldson since 2012. Donaldson owns a construction development company in California.
Even though White and Donaldson are not currently married, she isn’t opposed to referring to him as her husband. “He feels like a fiancé, he feels like a husband,” she explained. We’ve been together a long time. I’d call him my husband.”

Vanna White Husband Plane Crash

Before marrying Santo Pietro, White was once engaged to former Young and the Restless star John Gibson. Unfortunately, at the time, just four years after Vanna joined Wheel of Fortune, her fiancé the Young and the Restless actor John Gibson died on May 17, 1986, in a tragic plane crash near Van Nuys airport in Los Angeles, when the small plane he was flying took a nosedive. Vanna told People. “The second I heard about it, I fell to my knees. It was just devastating.”

Vanna White Children

White together with her ex-husband Santo Pietro are blessed with two grown children; Nicholas “Nikko” Santo Pietro, (born in 1994) and Giovanna “Gigi” Santo Pietro (born in 1997).
Nikko attended Oregon State University and majored in agriculture. He spent four years establishing a farm in Missouri before returning to Los Angeles in 2020.

Meanwhile, Gigi is a photographer who graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in photography. She’s currently a tattoo apprentice at Transitions Tattoo Studio in Huntington Beach, California.

Vanna White Salary

White earns an average annual salary of $10 million as co-host of the popular show Wheel of Fortune. However, Wheel of Fortune tape four days per month, six shows per day. Vanna earns $208,333 per workday. When her salary is broken down, White earns $34,722 per show and she co-hosts 48 shows per year.

Vanna White Net Worth

White’s net worth is estimated to be $70 million as of 2022. She has accumulated her fortunes through her primary source of income as a co-host of Wheel of Fortune and in the other businesses she has invested in.

Vanna White 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.

Vanna White Body measurements and Facts

  • Full Names: Vanna White
  • Career / Profession: TV personality
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Age: 64 years old as of the year 2021
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Date of Birth: February 18, 1957
  • Birthday: February 18th
  • Body Measurements: 35-24-34 inches
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inches (1.67 m)
  • Weight: 55 kg (121 lbs)
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Husband/Spouse: John Donaldson
  • Children:Nicholas Santo Pietro and Giovanna Santo Pietro
  • Net Worth: Estimated to be $70 million as of 2022
  • Salary: Average annual salary of $10 million

Vanna White House

White resides in her longtime residence Beverly Hills, United States of America. In 2017, White sold her longtime home with her former husband for over $45 million.

How old is Vanna White Daughter

Vanna’s second-born and only daughter Giovanna “Gigi” Santo Pietro is about 25 years old as of 2022. She was born in 1997. Gigi is a photographer and she is also interested in artwork.

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