Net Worth: Pat Sajak – How Much Money Does Pat Sajak Really Have

Pat Sajak Net Worth and Salary: Pat Sajak is a former weatherman, current television personality, actor and game show host who has a net worth of $70 million. Sajak is best known for being the longtime host of the game show Wheel of Fortune.

Personal Life: Pat Sajak was born Patrick Leonard Sajdak on October 26, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois. Raised in Chicago, he was the son of Joyce Helen and Leonard Anthony Sajdak. All his grandparents were Poles. Pat’s father died when he was young and his mother remarried. Sajak attended Farragut High School and graduated in 1964. He attended Columbia College Chicago and worked as a receptionist at the Palmer House Hotel.

During his studies, Sajak’s instructor told him on the radio that the local radio station WEDC was looking for a news anchor. He applied and ended up landing on the station’s 6am timeslot. Sajak enlisted in the US Army in 1968 during the Vietnam War. While serving in the Army, he DJed for Armed Forces Radio. While DJing, he began each show with the line “Good morning, Vietnam!”, just like Robin Williams’ character in the film of the same name. In the early 1970s, Sajak DJed in Nashville from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the afternoon show.

In the late 1970s, Sajak moved to Los Angeles and sought work in the entertainment industry. Soon after, in 1977, he landed a full-time job as a weatherman at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles.


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