How much is Wheel of Fortune host Vanna White Worth?| Salary| Bio

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Who is Vanna White?

She is an American television personality and film actress known as the hostess of “Wheel of Fortune” since 1982. She was born in Conway, South Carolina.

She got her recognition when she appeared on TV in 1980. At first, she was a beauty contestant in Miss Georgia and after that, she appeared in one episode of The Price Is Right.

Quick Facts

Real NameVanna Marie White
Birth PlaceNorth Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, U.S.
Date of Birth18th February 1957.
Source of IncomeTelevision personality and film actress & model.
Age64 Years as of 2021.
Father’s nameMiguel Ángel Rósich.
Mother’s nameJoan Marie Nicholas.
Star signAquarius.
ResidenceBeverly Hills, in California.
SchoolThe Atlanta School of Fashion and Design.
Educational qualificationGraduate.
Height5 feet 6 inches /167.54 Cm.
Hair ColorPlatinum Blonde.
Eye ColorBrown.
Sexual OrientationStraight.
Body Measurement34-24-33 ( Inches).
Marital StatusUnmarried.
HusbandGeorge Santo Pietro (1990- November 2002).

John Donaldson (2012-Till Present)

(According to Wikipedia).
RelationshipJohn Gibson ( 1980-1986).

California businessman Michael Kaye (2004-2006).
ChildrenFrom First marriage a son, Nicholas, born in 1994, and a daughter, Giovanna born in 1997.
Source of IncomeTelevision personality and film actress.
TwitterTwitter /Vanna White.
InstagramInstagram / Vanna White
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Net Worth$ 70 million (Rs 5,24.07 Cr).
Last UpdatedNovember 2021.
Vanna White at #CarnivalPanorama
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What is Vanna White’s Net Worth?

She is an American television personality, model, and actress who has a net worth of $ 70 million (Rs 5,24.07 Cr). She is best known as the hostess and puzzle-board turner of the long-running game show “Wheel of Fortune.” She is just slightly richer than her co-host Pat Sajak.

Her other source of income came from her first marriage to a very successful real estate developer/restaurateur. Her salary is $10 million (Rs 74.86 Cr) per year.

Early Life

She was born on 18th February  1957 in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, U.S. She is the daughter of her mother Joan and her father Miguel Rosich. She grew up in North Myrtle Beach and graduated from North Myrtle Beach High School. In June 1980, she was a contestant on “The Price is Right.”

Vanna White at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
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In 1981, she performed in a bit part in the film “Looker” and along with that she also appeared in the horror movie “Graduation Day.”  In October 1982, she was hired as one of three substitute hostesses of “Wheel of

Finally, she became the show’s regular hostess on 13th December 1982 and has remained as the show’s primary hostess ever since. She beat out more than 200 other young women for the job. 

She continues to co-host the evening version of the show along with Pat Sajak. Her contract runs through 2022. She has worn more than 6,700 dresses with no repeats during her tenure on “Wheel of Fortune.”

She does not get to keep her wardrobe from the show. Her dresses are usually borrowed from designers and returned once she’s done taping the show.

She was presented with a “Guinness World Record” on the 24th  May 2013, episode of “Wheel of Fortune.” Her world record is for “most frequent clapper.” She clapped at least 3,480,864 times across the show’s 30 seasons as of 31st January 2013.


Here are some of the best highlights of her career:

  • Wheel of Fortune (1975)
  • The Flintstones’ 25th Anniversary (1986)
  • Vanna Speaks! Autobiography, (1987)
  • Playboy Pictorial (1987)
  • Goddess of Love (1988) 
  • Star on the Walk of Fame (2006)
  • Roata Norocului (2001-2008) .
Vanna White at Washington D.C.
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Personal Life

When she left North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to pursue her dream of becoming a star, she only had $1,000 (Rs 74.91k) to her name.

She waited tables and modelled while in college in Atlanta and while looking for fame and fortune in her early days in Los Angeles. In the 1980’s she dated “Playgirl” centrefold and Chippendales-dancer-turned-actor John Gibson. 


Her salary is $10 million (Rs 74.88 Cr) per year. That’s 48 days per year of work to earn $10 (Rs 74.88 Cr)  and $15 million (Rs 1,12.30 Cr) per year, respectively. It means she earns $208,333 per (Rs 1.55 Cr) workday.

Breaking it down per show, Pat Sajak earns $52,083 (Rs 38.99 Lacs) per show and she earns $34,722 (Rs  25.99 lacs) per show. “Wheel of Fortune” tapes four days per month, six shows per day. They tape two Thursdays and two Fridays. On taping days, they both arrive around 8:30 am and start shooting at noon. 

Vanna White at Sony Pictures Studios
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Real Estate

At one point she along with George Santo Pietro lived in a gated community called The Mulholland Estates. They gradually built a 15,000 square-foot house in the gated community of Beverly Park. The couple lived in the home until their divorce in 2002.

After their divorce, they both vacated the property and for several years they rented it for $175,000 (Rs 1.31 Cr) per month. In 2017 they listed the house for sale for $47.5 million (Rs  3,55.59 Cr). They also owned a house on a nearby lot which was sold for $22 million (Rs 1,64.69 Cr).

Her longtime primary residence has been a 10,000 square-foot mansion in Beverly Hills which she bought in the early 2000s for $3.4 million (Rs 25.45 Cr). Today this home is likely worth north of $10 million (Rs 74.86 Cr).

In 2013 she paid $1.125 million (Rs  8.42 Cr) for a home in Sherman Oaks, California. She listed this home for rent in May 2020 for $20,000 (Rs 14.97 Lacs)per month.

Аwаrdѕ & Асhіеvеmеntѕ

She wаѕ dіgnіfіеd іn 2006 wіth Тhе “Ноllу Wood Walk оf Fаmе” аwаrd which іnсludеd wіtnеѕѕеѕ lіkе Аlех Тrеbеk, Раt Ѕајаk, аnd Меrv Grіffіn. Неr bіggеѕt асhіеvеmеnt wаѕ іn 1992 аftеr ѕhе wаѕ nаmеd іn thе “Guіnnеѕѕ Вооk оf Wоrld’ѕ Rесоrdѕ” аѕ Тhе Моѕt Frequent Сорреr.

Vanna White at Gornergrat railway station
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Social Media Portfolio

Wheel of Fortune” host-actress and former model has 39.3k followers on Twitter and on Instagram, she has 65.1k followers along with 156k active followers on her Facebook page as of November 2021.

Some Unknown facts

  • She was very young when her biological father left her mother. Later on her mother married a real estate broker, Herbert White, and Vanna was raised by her stepfather.
  • She had been given the honor of carrying an Olympic Torch.
  • She is afraid of spiders.
  • She along with  her co-host Pat Sajak have the same blood group i.e. AB positive.
  • In 1982, her prospectives modeling career and talent earned her the spot as the hostess on the show, Wheel of Fortune, against 200 applicants who were there for the auditions.
  • In 1978, she competed at the Miss Georgia pageant.
  • The surname “White” was taken by her from her stepfather’s last name.
  • She was one of the first 4 contestants to audition on the game show The Price is Right on 20th June 1980, but unfortunately, she didn’t make it past the contestant’s row.
  • She, along with her Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner, were friends until Hugh used one of her pictures, despite her constant pleading against doing so, on the cover of the Playboy magazine’s May 1987 edition. After that, she never returned to the mansion.
  • In 2013, she made an appearance on the” WWE Hall of Fame” show alongside several celebrities including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Donald Trump, and John Travolta.
  • In 1998, Vanna received $403,000 ( Rs 3.01 Cr) from Samsung electronics after she filed a lawsuit against them for having caused damage to her image through a print ad that showcased a robot spinning letters.
  • In 2006, she earned a spot at the “Hollywood Walk of Fame”.
  • It is believed that until 2017, she had worn more than 6500 dresses over the span of 35 years that she had spent on the show and has never worn the same dress twice.


Vanna White at Wheel Of Fortune
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“There are five cameras, I don’t know how many people in the audience… depending on where we’re taping, there can be anywhere from 300 to 5,000 people, so the contestants are nervous”

Vanna White

Vanna White at Wheel Of Fortune
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“I will say I remember the best thing in terms of publicity was being on the cover of Newsweek.”

Vanna White

Vanna White at Wheel Of Fortune
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So, I understand when they make a mistake and everyone at home is throwing their shoe at the television set.

Vanna White

Vanna White at Wheel Of Fortune
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“I’m a mom, a full-time mom when I’m not taping. I do the carpool thing and bake the cookies, and do the homework.”

Vanna White

Vanna White at Wheel Of Fortune
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“I think people think of me as this elegant person because they always see me dressed up.”

Vanna White


Q. Is Vanna White leaving Wheel of Fortune 2021?

Ans:-Pat Sajak and Vanna White to stay on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ through 2024.

Q. Is Vanna White still married?

Ans:- She married John Donaldson (2012-Till Present).

Q. How much is Vanna White paid a year?

Ans:- Her salary is $10 million (Rs 74.88 Cr) per year.

Q. Who was the first Wheel of Fortune Turner?

Ans:-Susan Stafford.

Q. How tall is Vanna White?

Ans:- 5 feet 6 inches /167.54 Cm.

Q. Who is the Wheel of Fortune girl?

Ans:- Vanna White.

Q. How long has Vanna White been on the wheel?

Ans:- Wheel of Fortune has been a  host Pat Sajak and hostess & letter turner Vanna White have been working together for 35 years.

Q. How many times has Vanna White been married?

Ans:- for one time She married John Donaldson (2012-Till Present).

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