Vanna White

Inside Biography

Vanna White, an American TV personality and film actress is best known as the host of Wheel of Fortune. She is hosting the show since 1983. White has also appeared in other TV shows and films like L.A. Law, 227, Super Show, Double Dragon, and Married With Children

White published her autobiography titled Vanna Speaks in 1987 which was listed in the best-selling books of that year. Before her career took off in entertainment, she was an avid crochet enthusiast for years.

Early Life And Education

Vanna White was born Vanna Marie Rosich on February 18, 1957, in Conway, South Carolina, U.S.A. She is the daughter of Joan Marie and Miguel Angel Rosich. Her father is Puerto Rican. She is an American and belongs to the White American ethnicity.

As a child, her parents divorced and she took the name of her stepfather, Herbert Stackley White Jr., a former real estate agent. White was a cheerleader in school. White graduated from the North Myrtle Beach High School. 

Vanna White's Professional Career

Vanna White currently hosts The Wheel of Fortune, a nationally syndicated version of a reality game show. She is presenting this show since 1983.  White's first appearance in a game show was on June 20, 1980, in an episode of The Price Is Right, in which she was among the first four contestants. 

Vanna did not make it on stage, but the clip of her running to Contestants' Row was rebroadcast as part of The Price Is Right 25th anniversary special in August 1996 and also was featured on the special broadcast Game Show Moments Gone Bananas.

Vanna In Wheel of Fortune 

After Wheel of Fortune hostess Susan Stafford left in October 1982, White was chosen as one of three substitute hostesses (along with Vicki McCarty and Summer Bartholomew) to co-host the show. On December 13, 1982, White became the show's regular hostess and has remained as the show's daytime hostess.

White's popularity peaked after the syndicated version of Wheel of Fortune made its debut in September 1983. Her 1987 autobiography, Vanna Speaks, made her best-selling author. 

Net Worth

Vanna White's Net worth is $85 as of the year 2022. Her income has hiked into these days. In 2015, her net worth was $15 million. Here is the list of her net worth in a few previous years.

  • 2018 - $55 million
  • 2017 - $40 million
  • 2015 - $15 million

Her annual salary is $8 million. White earns annually over $10 million ama s s from media, endorsements, and commercials. In 1993, She received $$403,000 in the lawsuit settlement with Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

House and Car

In November 2017, Whitelisted her $47.5 million Los Angeles mansion on sale. She bought this house back in 1997 and lived until her divorce from George Santo Pietro in 2002. The 14,554 square feet mansion has over eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.  Since their divorce, White has been rented for $150,000 to $175,000 per month. 

Currently, Vanna White lives in a $1.8 million in St. Pete Beach, FL house made on 3881 sq. ft. Her house is surrounded by greenery outside and also has a swimming pool. Vanna White has bought a Tesla car for which she has paid around $140 thousand.

Ex husband

Vanna White is currently dating John Donaldson.  Her boyfriend John is the president of the JDC Construction + Development Group. The pair started dating back in 2012. White and Donaldson frequently appear together in public events. However, they have not announced their wedding plan. 

White already has a failed marriage and previously married George Santo Pietro. She married George Santo Pietro on 31 December 1990. But, after 12 years of marriage, they divorced on 15 May 2002. They both have two children together.

Dated John Gibson

Before marrying him, White dated Playgirl centerfold/Chippendales-dancer-turned-actor John Gibson in the 1980s, and they eventually became engaged.

It is reported that, in 2002, after divorcing ex-husband George, she began to date Michele Kaye, a financial analyzer. Then, she engaged him and the couple spent four years together. Due to some complications, however, they ended their engagement in 2006.

Death Of Gibson

However, in 1986, Gibson was killed in a plane crash. During White's absence to mourn his death, former hostess Susan Stafford appeared on Wheel of Fortune for a week an episode. 

We guess what she did is successful. The facelift has made her look 20 years younger, she’s almost like a 30-year-old woman. A rhinoplasty was also used by her to refine the shape of her nose a bit.

Vanna's New project

Vanna's Choice Yarn really has become a favorite among knitters and crochets. Maybe because it's soft, maybe because it comes in a huge amount of colors, but most likely it has become a favorite because it is a really nice yarn.

This premium acrylic yarn has great pattern support, see our Lion Brand Pattern Finder to find all the knit and crochet patterns for Vanna's Choice Yarn. We tend to keep Vanna's Choice Yarn on sale, so choose Vanna's Choice Yarn for your next project. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Sued in Samsung Electronics corporation

In the year 1993, White sued the Samsung Electronics corporation alleging a violation of her personality rights. And she finally received $403K in damages. 

Talking about her online presence, the renowned personality is quite active on social media like Instagram with thousands of followers. 

Vanna White's Age, Body Measurements, and Other Facts

  • Age: As of 2019, she is 62 years old.
  • Birth Sign: Aquarius
  • Height: Vanna White, has a height of 5 feet 4 inches
  • Body Measurement: 35-24-34 inches
  • Body Shape: Hourglass 
  • Eye Color: Brown 
  • Hair Color: Blonde 
  • Weight: 52 kg
  • Waist Size: 23.5 inch
  • Bra Size: 35 inch
  • Hip Size: 35 inch
  • Shoe Size: 10(US)
  • Bra Size: 32C
  • Dress Size: 2(US)
  • Birth Name: Vanna Marie Rosich


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by arogya, 02 Aug, 2022

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