Pat Sajak is definitely one of our favorites when it comes to television game show hosts. He broke the Guinness World Record for being the longest-running TV host. He maintained his position on Wheel of Fortune for an impressive 39 years, landing him 19 Daytime Emmy nominations. Pat Sajak might be planning for retirement. The beloved Wheel of Fortune star is the longest-serving game show host in TV history, but how much longer will be heading up the iconic series?
Sajak and his TV partner, Vanna White, spoke with ET’s Kevin Frazier ahead of the season two premiere of Celebrity Wheel of Fortune and reflected on their time together and if they can see themselves leaving the show anytime soon.
How Much Is Pat Sajak’s Net Worth?
How Much is Pat Sajak’s Salary On ‘Wheel Of Fortune?
When Sajak was offered the opportunity to take over as Wheel of Fortune host from Chuck Woolery in 1981, he jumped at the chance. He’s been hosting ever since then and continues on with that same enthusiastic spirit today. Pat Sajak salary is $15 million. He only tapes four days per month, six episodes per day which mean he earns $312,500 per workday and $52,083 per show. He’s not planning on stopping anytime soon.
Pat Sajak’s Other Projects
Sajak went from one job to another before getting his big break in hosting. When Sajak is still attending college, he would spend his vacant time working as a news anchor for the local radio station, WEDC. He also worked for Armed Forces Radio during his time in Vietnam.
Sajak made his first major TV appearance as a weatherman for KNBC-TV in Los Angeles in 1977. He also starred in the film Airline II: The Sequel. And just when you thought he couldn’t get any more awesome, Pat Sajak had his own late-night talk show but unfortunately, that didn’t last long.
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