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Pat Sajak

Riddhi Published On Wed May 06 2020   Modified On Wed May 06 2020
Pat Sajak

Facts of Pat Sajak

Full NamePat Sajak
First NamePat
Last NameSajak
Birth NamePat Sajak
ProfessionTV personalaity
Birth CityChicago, Illinois
Birth CountryUSA
Father NameLeonar Anthony Sajdak
Mother NameJoyce Backal
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseLesley Brown and Sherrill Sajak (Div.1986)
No Of Children2
AwardsDaytime Emmy Award
SibilingsDavid Sajdak and a half-brother, William Backal
EducationColumbia College
Height178 cm
Weight80 kg
Networth$70 M
Twitter Profile
Date of BirthOctober 26,1946
Age73 years


    Body and Relation Status of Pat Sajak

    What is Pat Sajak marital status ?Married
    How many children does Pat Sajak have ?2
    Who is Pat Sajak married with?Lesley Brown and Sherrill Sajak (Div.1986)
    What is the height of Pat Sajak?178 cm
    What is the weight of Pat Sajak?80 kg

    Pat Sajak is a famous American TV personality and former weatherman. He is best known for hosting the American TV game show, Wheel of Fortune. He is married twice and divorced once.

    Born And Raised In Chicago

    Pat Sajak was born to Leonard Anthony Sajdak and Joyce Backal on October 26, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is of American nationality while his ethnicity is Polish.

    When he was very young, his father expired, and his mother remarried, Walter Backal. He has two brothers, David Sajdak and a half-brother, William Backal.

    Talking about education, he joined Farragut Career Academy for his schooling and later on joined Columbia College. While he was in college, he used to work as a desk clerk at the Palmer House hotel.

    Health Issues

    In 2019, he had to go through emergency surgery after his intestine got blocked. The operation was successful.

    Married Twice; Father Of Two

    The 73 years old TV personality has been married twice. Firstly, he was married to Sherrill Sajak in 1979. However, after seven years of marriage, he divorced in 1986. However, the reason for divorce with his ex-wife is yet to be disclosed.

    Following the divorce, he started dating Lesley Brown and shared the wedding vows on December 31, 1989, after two years of love life.

    Pat Sajak with his wife, Lesley Brown
    Pat Sajak with his wife, Lesley Brown

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    Together the pair shares two kids: a son, Patrick Michael James Sajak, and a daughter, Maggie Marie Sajak.

    How Much Is The Net Worth of Pat Sajak?

    As of May 2020, Pat Sajak's net worth is around $70 million, where his salary from the game show is $15 million. His previous net worth is listed below:

    • 2019- $65 million
    • 2018 - $55 million

    Well, his net worth is increasing in a huge amount every year. 

    Pat supports conservative political causes, and hence, he donated over $17 thousand to the committees associated with the Republican Party. 


    Back in 1991, he bought the house in Severna Park in Maryland, which costs $1.275 million.

    Pat Sajak's LA house
    Pat Sajak's LA house

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    He also has a house in LA, California, where the average price of the house is $859,000.

    Professional Career

    Pat Sajak started his career as a DJ during the '70s. After getting popularity, he started lending voice at NBC's Today. Soon after that, he was chosen the weatherman in KNBC-TV in the late '70s.

    In 1981, Pat started hosting the show, Wheel of Fortune, though this decision was criticized by many within the network a lot of people loved the decision. Before Wheel of Fortune, Pat was a host of Press Your Luck and Puzzlers

    In 1982 he appeared in a comedy movie Airplane II. Additionally, he also worked as a guest writer for, which deals with political issues.