Pat Sajak is a big name in the entertainment industry. He is a professional television personality. Active in the industry since 1968, Pat has struggled a lot to achieve his goals. Since 1983, he joined the game show “Wheel of Fortune” and eventually gained worldwide attention.

Moreover, Pat holds the longest career as a game show host of the same game show record for the series. Pat is also known as a weatherman, as he earlier served for NBC. Besides, he also appeared in numerous films and other television shows.

Quick Info
Celebrated NamePat Sajak
ProfessionTV host
Birth DateOctober 26, 1946
Birth PlaceChicago, Illinois, U.S
Birth NamePatrick Leonard Sajdak
Star SignScorpio
ParentsFather: Leonard Anthony Sajak
Mother: Joyce Helen
BrotherDavid Sajak
Half-BrotherWilliam Backal
Height5 feet 10 inch (1.78 m)
Weight80 kg (177 lbs)
WifeSherill Sajak (divorced)
Lesly Brown Sajak (present)
Net Worth 2021$70 million
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorLight Brown

Pat Sajak

Where was Pat Sajak born?

Sajak was born on October 26,1946, under the name Patrick Leonard Sajdak in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He is the son of Leonard Anthony Sajak and Joyce Helen. He has a brother David Sajak. Leonard was a factory worker who died when Pat was younger. Joyce later married Walter Backal. So, from her mother’s side, he has a half-brother William Backal.

Additionally, Pat is currently 74 years old with a Scorpio star sign. Talking more, he had emergency intestinal surgery and removed a blockage on November 8, 2019.

Where did Pat receive his education?

Sak attended the Farragut High School and graduated in 1964. Later, he went to Columbia College in Chicago for further studies. He worked as a desk clerk at the Palmer House Hotel while he was a college student.

What is Pat’s nationality?

Pat Sajak holds an American nationality. As per his ethnicity, he is White. Moreover, Sajak is a devoted Christain and follows Christianity as his religious view. Furthermore, he is one of the members of the Churches of Christ.

Is Sajak physically fit?

He stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) and weighs about 80 kg (177 lbs). Additionally, his blue eye color and light brown hair color reflect his fantastic personality.

Is Pat Sajak married?

Sajak’s first wife is Sherill Sajak, whom he married for seven years. The couple unfortunately divorced in 1986. Later, Sajak married Lesly Brown Sajak in 1989. His wife is a professional photographer. This couple has two kids together; a son named Patrick Michael James Sajak and a daughter named Maggie Marie Sajak. They currently reside in Severna Park, Maryland. They also have a home in Los Angeles, California.

Besides, Pat is a supporter of conservative political parties. Talking about his hobbies, he likes baseball and ice hockey. His favorite team is the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Pat Sajak

What are Pat Sajak’s social media handles?

Pat Sajak has a personal Twitter account. His id on Twitter is (@patsajak), which has more than 284.4k followers. He does not have a private Instagram account. However, there is various hashtag under his name that trends on Twitter sometimes. His personal website is

When did Pat Sajak join Army?

Pat Sajak joined the U.S. Army in the year 1968. He hosted a radio show there. He later quit the military show because of a controversy created when President Nixon cut off the Christmas Day Broadcast.

How did Sajak begin his acting career?

Pat used to work as a D.J. in the early 1970s. He slowly started gaining fame and then got a voiceover job at NBC’s Today Show. This became his stepping stone to the progress towards the anchoring career. He also became the weatherman for KNBC-TV.

Eventually, in 1981, the channel offered Pat to host the game show “Wheel of Fortune.” However, the president and CEO of NBC did not like the decision, and Pat hosted other game shows, “Press Your Luck” and “Puzzlers.” Meanwhile, then in 1983, he regained an offer.

Pat Sajak started hosting the show in 1983 and hosted the show for a total of six years. Pat was loved by the audience for his quick wit and earthy demeanor. He then hosted a CBS late-night talk show. Furthermore, he has been a guest writer for the website

Besides, in 1982, he had a cameo role in the comedy film “Airplane II: The Sequel” as a newscaster. In another game show, “Super Password,” he appeared recurringly from 1984 to 1989. Similarly, Pat had a guest appearance in “Dream House” and “Just Men!”

Pat Sajak

Furthermore, he has also worked with other channels. In CBS, he hosted his own night talk show, “The Pat Sajak Show,” info two years, 1989 and 1990. Then, he also appeared as a guest host in the talk show, “Larry King Live,” of CNN. Similarly, he worked in a morning talk show, “Live with Regis and Kelly.” In 2003, with the Fox News Channel, he started the show, “Pat Sajak Weekend,” which premiered every Sunday night. Nevertheless, in 1983, he had his appearance in the soap opera “Days of Our Lives” in the role of Kevin Hathaway. Then in 1993, he also starred in the animated series “Rugrats.”

He designed his game show titled “Lucky Letters” in 2007. He also made appearances in two radio programs. Currently, he is the director of “Eagle Publishing House,” which is a conservative institution. He is also a board member of trustees at Hillsdale College located in Michigan. He is also a vice-chairman of the college. Additionally, he is also a board member of the Claremont Institute.

Meanwhile, in 2019, Pat Sajak made the world record of being the same game show host for the longest tenure. Hosting the “Wheel of Fortune” on May 8, he held the form of 38 years and 198 days. Pat has a contract signed with the show until 2022. Besides, in November 2019, as he underwent surgery, the show’s co-host, Vanna White, took over his place. Pat returned back after about a couple of weeks, on December 5.

What are the investments and donations done by Pat Sajak?

Pat was the investor of the Golden Baseball League, a professional baseball league, in 2005. Furthermore, he is reported to have donated around $17,000 to the Republican Party candidates and election committees. Moreover, Pat Sajak supports Young America’s Foundation financially.

How much is the Net Worth figure of Pat Sajak?

Pat Sajak’s net worth is estimated to be around $70 million as of 2021. He is a television personality who has gained quite fame while staying in the industry. Along with gaining name and popularity, he has also earned a handsome amount of money. As a host of the game show “Wheel of Fortune,” he makes an annual salary of approximately $15 million.