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Pat Sajak Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Pat Sajak worth? $65 Million

How did Pat Sajak earn his money and wealth?

Pat Sajak, real name Patrick Leonard Sajdak, was born on 26 October, 1946 in Illinois, the US to Leonard Anthony Sajdak and Joyce Helen. He attended the Farragut High School in the year 1964 and later went to the Columbia College Chicago. While at college, Pat Sajak hosted a radio show. Later, he joined the US Army in the year 1968 and continued hosting a radio show titled ‘An officer and a Movie’ there as well. He got married to Sherrill Sajak in the year 1979 but the two got a divorce in the year 1986. Pat Sajak later married Lesly Brown in the year 1989 and shares a son and a daughter with her.

Pat Sajak is not only an American television personality but is also a game show host, a former TV weatherman and DJ. In the early 1970s, Pat Sajak worked as a DJ for a Murray, Kentucky radio station. Slowly as he started gaining popularity, he was offered with a voiceover job for ‘Today’s Show’ which was later changed to anchoring. In the late 1970s, the ‘KNBC-TV’ was in search for a weatherman and offered Pat Sajak the job which he accepted gladly. Later, the channel offered the job of a show host for ‘Wheel of Fortune’ which Pat Sajak, who had already hosted two game show pilots in the year 1980, accepted and started hosting the show in the year 1981, replacing Chuck Woolery.  He continues to host the show since over 30 years now.

Pat Sajak later started hosting a few other shows such as the late night talk show for CBS, ‘Larry King Live,’ ‘Dream House’ as well as ‘Just Men.’ In the year 1982, Pat Sajak was seen in the comedy movie ‘Airplane II: The Sequel’ where he played the role of a newscaster. He has also made a small stint with ‘Days of our Lives’ in 1983, where he portrayed the role of Kevin Hathway. Sajak has also appeared as himself in the famous cartoon show ‘Rugrats.’ Later in 2001, Pat Sajak made an appearance in an episode of the show ‘The King of Queens.’ Even though he was interested to work in more of fiction shows, he did not get the opportunity to feature in many of them.

Pat Sajak has also been a guest writer for Ricochet.com which shows the current social-political problems. In the year 2007, Pat Sajak launched his own puzzle game called as ‘Lucky Letters.’ He started writing for the ‘National Review Online’ in the year 2010. Pat Sajak has also made an appearance in episodes of ESPN radio’s ‘The Dan Le Batard Show’ alongside Stugotz and also in Le Batard’s other show titled ‘Highly Questionable.’

Pat Sajak has served on the board of directors of ‘Claremont Institute’ and is a member of ‘Board of Trustees ay the Hillside College Michigan.’ He has been a baseball enthusiast since his childhood days which led him to be one of the investors in the ‘Golden Baseball League.’

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