Pat Sajak Net Worth (2022 Update): The Man With A Fortune

From a former weather forecaster to the longest-running game show host, Pat Sajak has broken all the records. With his smooth-talking demeanor, Pat Sajak’s net worth is now $70 million.

Pat Sajak Net Worth
But How Did He Make His Money?

The one thing that’s well-known about ultra high net worth individuals (UHNWs) – the folks worth at least $30 million USD – is that virtually ALL of them have some part of their fortune in real estate.

Many of the more famous rich people and “celebrity entrepreneurs” actually got their start in real estate. And that’s great for them! Not so much for us…

See, more millionaires are created during recessions than any other part of the economic cycle. Which is cool, except the last real recession was 2008, when real estate prices were in the tank and you could buy a whole neighborhood with $100,000.

Now, though, real estate prices are through the roof, and interest rates are skyrocketing too. So how does the everyday person start building a massive net worth in an economy like this one?

Have you considered Digital Real Estate?

The internet’s been around for decades, but the possibility of actually owning high-value pieces of property ON the internet is fairly new.

In other words, it’s a wide open playing field…but it won’t stay that way forever.

Here’s a quick summary of how Digital Real Estate works:

You invest a little money (maybe around $100) to either purchase or build a piece of “land” on the internet.

You specifically place this “land” in a high-traffic area, where lots of people pass through (just like traditional real estate, it’s all about Location, Location, Location).

The folks who pass through your “land” all happen to be looking for a specific product or service, so you “rent” your land to a business owner who happens to offer that product or service.

The business owner pays you $500 to $2,000 a month to “rent” your Digital Real Estate, because it helps them connect with their ideal customers.

Think of it like buying a strip mall, or an office space, just on the internet, for WAAAAYYY less money and headache.

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But for now, let’s dig in a little more about Pat Sajak…

Net Worth:

$70 million




October 26, 1946

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Source of Wealth

Game Show Host, And Television Personality

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Pat Sajak is an American television personality. He used to be a weather forecaster and is now best known as a talk show host and for hosting the game show “Wheel of Fortune” for a long time. Pat Sajak earns $14 million a year for his work on the show.

Wheel of Fortune was the first show that was used on slot machines. In 1996, the first slots with the Wheel of Fortune name were put in Las Vegas casinos.

Within a decade, it was said that the Wheel of Fortune branded slot machines were the ones that made the most money in most casinos.

Pat Sajak is on the board of trustees and the Vice Chairman at Hillsdale College in Southern Michigan. He is also an External Director for the conservative publishing house Eagle Publishing.

Pat Sajak regularly contributes to the conservative blog through podcasts and blog posts. In 2010, he started writing for the National Review Online. He has also made several puzzle games, the most famous of which is Lucky Letters, which came out in 2007.

He also gives money to Young America’s Foundation, a group whose goal is to bring conservative speakers to college campuses all over the country.

In December 1989, Sajak married photographer Lesly Brown Sajak in Maryland. Pat and Lesly Brown Sajak have two kids, Patrick Michael James Sajak and Maggie Marie Sajak.

Patrick Michael James Sajak is now a doctor by profession, while Maggie Marie Sajak is a country singer and has put out three singles so far.

early Life

Early Life Pat Sajak

Patrick Leonard Sajak was born on October 26, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois. His parents, Joyce Helen and Leonard Anthony Sajak raised him in Chicago. His grandparents were all from Poland.

When Pat Sajak was young, his father died, and his mother married again. Sajak went to Farragut High School. He went to Columbia College Chicago and worked as a front desk clerk at the Palmer House hotel.


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While Pat Sajak was in Columbia College Chicago, his instructor in broadcasting told him that WEDC was looking for a news anchor. He put in an application, and the station gave him the 6 a.m. time slot.

During the Vietnam War, Sajak joined the U.S. Army in 1968. He was a DJ on Armed Forces Radio while he was in the Army. He started each show with “Good morning, Vietnam!” just like Robin Williams’ character in the movie.

In the early 1970s, Sajak was the afternoon DJ on a radio station in Nashville from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

At the end of the 1970s, Sajak moved to Los Angeles to try to get a job in the entertainment business. In 1977, he got a full-time job as a weatherman at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles.

In 1981, Merv Griffin, a producer of game shows, asked Pat Sajak to take over from Chuck Woolery as the host of the American television game show Wheel of Fortune.

Unfortunately, Fred Silverman, President of NBC at the time, said that Sajak was “too local” to be hired. Merv Griffin shut down the show and refused to make any more episodes until Sajak was hired.

Wheel of Fortune has been hosted by Pat Sajak for more than 30 years, both during the day and in the evening, on a syndicated show, making Pat Sajak salary t0 $14 million per year.

In 2018, Pat Sajak became the longest-running game show host, even longer than Bob Barker’s Price is Right. The title was given to him on March 22, 2019, by Guinness World Records.

Pat Sajak was also in the comedy film Airline II: The Sequel, which came out in 1982. He also had The Pat Sajak Show, a late-night talk show on CBS, but unfortunately, it only lasted for two years. When the daytime version of Wheel of Fortune started airing, Pat Sajak left the show.

From 1984 to 1989, Pat Sajak appeared several times as a guest host on both Super Password and Password Plus. He was also a guest host on the game shows Just Men! and Dream House and On Live with Regis and Kelly.

In 2003, Sajak hosted a syndicated radio sports talk show The Pat Sajak Baseball Hour, and the Fox News show Pat Sajak Weekend. In 2005, Sajak put money into the Golden Baseball League, a separate professional baseball league.

Pat Sajak’s contract to host Wheel of Fortune continues until 2022. Pat has won three Emmys and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work on the show.

How Does He Do It?

Pat Sajaks Net Worth

Pat Sajak Success Clues

One: don’t let fear make you lose sight of your goals.
Two: you work to live, but don’t put your life on hold for the sake of your job.
Three: sometimes it’s good to invest on someone else’s success.

Featured Pat Sajak's Best Quotes Of All Time Quotes

"Sometimes you just stumble into something that works, and here I am a quarter of a century later."
"There is a certain comfort in waking up and finding that Michael Jackson is still the Big Story. At least it tells you that nothing horrible has happened in the world that would force them to move on to real news."
"Political pornography is not unlike the sexual kind: difficult to define, but you know it when you see it."
"It seems to me we have been in a rhetorical arms race in this country, with each side unwilling to lay down its weapons for fear - usually justified - the other side would beat them to a pulp."


Pat Sajak has unquestionably had a long and successful career for over three decades.

Pat Sajak’s net worth of $70 million is what happened when he picked the right answer and took the opportunity that was in front of him.

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