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Pat Sajak Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Salary

Pat Sajak Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Salary

Pat Sajak is an American television personality, and former weatherman, as well as a talk show host. He is best known as the host of the American television game show Wheel of Fortune.

Pat Sajak was born on October 26, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois, the United States. As of 2019, his age is 72 years old with his birth sign Scorpio. He was born to parents Leonard Anthony Sajdak (father) and Joyce Backal (Helen) (mother).

His father Leonard worked in a factory but he died when Pat was very young. After his father’s death, his mother Joyce remarried, Walter Backal. His grandparents were of Polish descent.

He holds an American nationality and belongs to a Polish ethnic background. Regarding his education, he attended Farragut Career Academy. After that, he attended Columbia College Chicago.

What is the Net Worth & Salary of Pat Sajak?

Pat Sajak has collected a huge amount of sum through his career as a television personality. He has a net worth of around $65 million. He earns $15 million annually as the host of The Wheel Of Fortune. Likewise, Sajak is a regular podcast and poster contributor on the conservative blog

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Caption: Pat Sajak
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Along with this, he also owns Maryland-based AM radio station WNAV in Annapolis since 1998. He also donated $17,000 to candidates and election committees, which is associated with the Republican Party. Pat and Lesly together own a house off 600 blocks in Severna Park Home for $1.275 millionLater on, Pat downed $275,000 and finalized the house for $1.275 million. Likewise, the couple also posses a second home in Los Angeles. Looking at this, we are sure that Sajak is spending a very luxurious life along with his family.

Who is Pat Sajak Wife?

Pat Sajak is married twice (Sherrill Sajak, Lesly Brown). He met Sherrill Sajak in the year 1978 and got married in 1979. They had a short-lived marriage as they filed for divorce in the year 1986 after 7 years together. Then, he married photographer, Lesly Brown. The couple first met at the inauguration of a sports bar in California, owned by a mutual friend, in 1988.

After that, the two started having a regular conversation. But there was nothing so romantic. From the spring of 1989, things started to change. Both of them started feeling that there was something more special than friendship between them.

During that time, Brown featured in the syndicated show, ‘The Dating Game,’ and went on a date to Mexico with the winning bachelor. Well, Pat got jealous of that trip. When she came back from her trip, he took a flight to meet Brown and he really felt that he would spend the rest of his life with Brown.

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Caption: Pat Sajak with his wife and two adorable children
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He proposed her with a three-carat-plus marquise-shaped diamond ring on US Labor Day. Then, Brown and Sajak married in a very traditional ceremony in a 19th-century Catholic church in Annapolis, Maryland on New Year’s Eve in 1989.

Now, Brown and Sajak have two children together, a son, Patrick Michael James Sajak (born September 22, 1990), and a daughter, Maggie Marie Sajak (January 5, 1995). Furthermore, the couple primarily resides in Severna Park, Maryland. Well, the couple is spending a very happy married life with each other along with their children.

What is the Height of Pat Sajak?

Sajak stands at a decent height of 5 feet 10 inches with an average weight of 80 kg. He has an attractive pair of blue eyes with light brown hair color. Besides this, there is no information about his other body measurements in front of the media.


In the early 70s, Sajak worked as a DJ, and when his popularity started increasing. He was also offered a voiceover job at NBC’s ‘Today’s Show,’ which quickly turned into anchoring. ‘KNBC-TV’ was looking for a weatherman in the late 70s and when they came across Sajak.

They offered him the job and he gladly accepted. After that, he also continued with the prime time but left the daytime version. The audience loved him for his earthy demeanor and quick wit. During the 1982 comedy film ‘Airplane II: The Sequel,’ Sajak appeared as a newscaster.

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Caption: Pat Sajak
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In fact, Pat has also served as a guest writer for, which deals with social-political issues. Also, he has served the ‘Claremont Institute’ on their board of directors. In the year 2005, he became one of the investors in the ‘Golden Baseball League.’

On talking about his lifetime achievements and awards, Sajak has won Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host for Wheel of Fortune (1983). Likewise, he also won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Game Show Host.

Facts of Pat Sajak Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Salary

Full NamePat Sajak
Net Worth$65 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 26, 1946
Age 75 years 8 months
Horoscope Scorpio
Place Of BirthChicago, Illinois, United States
Height5 feet 10 inches
Weight80 kg
ProfessionGame Show Host, Talk show host, Actor, Radio personality, Film Producer, Television producer
EducationFarragut High School, Columbia College Chicago
SpouseLesly Brown (m. 1989), Sherrill Sajak (m. 1979–1986)
ChildrenMaggie Sajak, Patrick Michael James Sajak
ParentsJoyce Backal
NicknamesPatrick Leonard Sajdak , Pat 'Jacques' Sajak
AwardsDaytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host, People's Choice Award for Favorite Game Show Host (1987)
Nominations"60 Greatest Game Shows Ever" (#2 on the list), Daytime Emmy Awards, Game Show Awards
MoviesAirplane II: The Sequel
TV Shows“Wheel of Fortune” (1981-2014), “Pat Sajak Weekend” (2003), “The King of Queens” (2001), “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz”, “Highly Questionable”, “The Today Show”, “Days of Our Lives”, “Rugrats”

Quotes of Pat Sajak Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Salary

# Quote
1 When a politician begins a sentence with 'What the Anerican people want...' It's time to change the channel.
2 [on the death of Richard Dawson]: He was able to inject his unique brand of humor into shows like Family Feud (1976). He could be funny and biting, mischievous and playful, but he always respected the game and treated his players with kindness.
3 [on relaxing with margaritas between tapings of 'Wheel of Fortune'] Vanna and I would have two or three or six and then have trouble recognizing the alphabet.
4 Being a conservative in Hollywood is like walking into a shooting range with a bullseye attached to your body. There are more of us than you would believe, but if you want to keep working, you feel like you have to keep quiet.
5 It's a stressful place to live. It's nice to leave L.A. for a few months and live somewhere more down to earth and easy going. It's also close to my wife's side of the family, and that's important to her.
6 [on the death of Dan Miller]: Dan was an extraordinarily caring and talented man. I will miss him every day for the rest of my life.
7 Working with Merv (Griffin) can be quite the experience. I remember once going out to lunch and the waiter asked, "May I take your order?" Merv then pulls out his notebook and says, "Great idea!" He writes what the waiter said down and turns to me saying, "This will be a great puzzle for the show." He is one of the brightest and smartest men I have ever met.
8 I honestly didn't think the show was going to last much longer when I started in 1981. I thought a year would be lucky, 13 weeks more likely before it was back to forecasting the weather.

Quick Facts of Pat Sajak Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Salary

# Fact
1 His mentor was Merv Griffin.
2 Best known by the public as the second host of Wheel of Fortune (1975).
3 His father was of Polish ancestry.
4 Is a Republican.
5 Comedian Martin Short who played Ed Grimley, was totally obsessed with him.
6 When a contestant on Wheel of Fortune (1975) solved a puzzle on Marla Gibbs, she made a guest appearance.
7 Wheel of Fortune (1975)'s second full-time host after Chuck Woolery. Succeeded by retired football kicker, Rolf Benirschke, then Entertainment Tonight's Bob Goen,.
8 Received an Emmy lifetime achievement award on June 19, 2011.
9 Pat, along with co-host Vanna White, aired their 5,000th taping of Wheel of Fortune (1983) on Saturday, February 28th, 2009.
10 Accomplished helicopter pilot.
11 A huge hockey fan and his favorite team is the L.A. Kings.
12 Listed in 2001 issue of U.S. pop music magazine "Spin" as a co-composer for group Slayer.
13 Has a Sesame Street Muppet made in his likeness named Pat Playjacks, known on Sesame Street (1969) as the nicest game show host.
14 Hosted a few game show pilots before landing the Wheel of Fortune (1975) hosting job in 1981. He also hosted one other game show, "College Bowl", in 1984.
15 Father of two children. Son, Patrick Michael James Sajak, was born Saturday, 22 September 1990. Daughter, Maggie Sajak, was born Thursday, 5 January 1995.
16 Did a rendition of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple on stage in Hawaii with Joe Moore.
17 Roommate of Joe Moore when they served in Vietnam.
18 Was a disc jockey on the armed forces radio while he served in Vietnam.
19 Sajak got his start as a weatherman at WSM-TV Nashville before moving to KNBC Los Angeles where he got the exposure that landed him a spot on Wheel of Fortune (1975).

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