Pat Sajak Biography
|Date of Birth:||1946 , October-26|
|Age:||72 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 Feet 10 Inch|
|Birth Name||Pat Sajak|
|Father||Patrick Leonard Sajak|
|Working For||Tv shows|
|Net Worth||$12 million|
|Married to||Lesly Brown (m. 1989), Sherrill Sajak (m. 1979)|
|Children||: Maggie Sajak, Patrick Michael James Sajak|
|Divorce||Lesly Brown (-), Sherrill Sajak (Div.1986)|
|Siblings||David Sajdak and a half-brother, William Backal|
Daytime Emmy Awards winner, Pat Sajak is a well-known television personality. He is known for being the host of the American TV game show, Wheel of Fortune. He is a former weatherman, and talk show host. The versatile personality has written numerous columns of the conservative magazine Human Events as well as is a member of the Churches of Christ.
Sajak has been married twice and is blessed with two children.
Early Life And Education Of Pat Sajak
Pat Sajak was born as Patrick Leonard Sajdak on October 26, 1946, in Chicago, United States. He belongs to the mixed ethnicity and holds an American nationality.
Sajak is the son of Patrick Leonard Sajak & Joyce Backal. His grandparents were Polish. His father was a factory worker. His mother left his father and married to Walter Backal.
Sajak has two brothers, David Sajdak and a half-brother, William Backal.
In 1964, Sajak graduated from the Farragut High School. Later, he attended the Columbia College Chicago & began to work as a desk clerk at the Palmer House hotel. During the Vietnam War, he served as Disc Jockey in uniform for American Forces Vietnam Network.
Pat Sajak's Professional Career
Sajak began his career after winning a contest on WLS radio shows being a guest teen deejay. When he joined the Columbia College, Broadcasting instructor informed him about the requirement of newsman on WEDC, Local radio station. He applied for the post & successfully grabbed it.
In 1981, Former media mogul Merv Giffin asked Sajak about his interest to host American game show, Wheel of Fortune where he is a host along with Vanna White. However, the then president, Fred Silverman, & CEO of NBC canceled his hiring for being too local.
Furthermore, Sajak appeared in the episode of Inner Tube on American sitcom, 'The King of Queens’ in 2001. He started writing for National Review Online and Ricochet.com in 2010.
Pat Sajak's Personal Life And Relationship
Pat Sajak married twice in his life. His first marriage was with Sherrill. The couple was married in 1979. He divorced his wife in 1986. However, the reason behind their divorce is unknown.
After divorced with his first wife, Sajak met Lesly Brown. The duo had almost one year of a love affair. They tied their knot on 31st December 1989.
The couple has two children together; a son, Patrick Michael James Sajak and a daughter, Maggie Marie Sajak. The pair has two residences; one in Severna Park, Maryland & another in Los Angeles, California.
Pat Sajak's Net Worth And Earnings
With his diligence & patience, Pat Sajak has created his own identity. In 2019, Pat's estimated net worth is around $65 million whereas annual salary is around $12 million. And in 2018, he held around $55 million. So in just a difference of one year, he has added $10 million more to his account.
Sajak is an active supporter of conservative political causes. He is actively involved in social works as well. He donated over $17,000 to candidates and election committees, all associated with the Republican Party.