Vanna White’s Age: How Old Is She? Her Salary, Net Worth, and Personal Life Details Have Been Revealed
Learn about ‘Wheel of Fortune’ co-host Vanna White’s staggering salary and net worth. Learn more about her career, biography, and personal life. Vanna White is a well-known American television personality who co-hosted NBC’s popular game show Wheel of Fortune with Pat Sajak. For more than three decades, she has been in charge of turning the puzzle board in the game, while her co-host does the majority of the talking.
When she was an aspiring actress, the South Carolina native landed a role on Wheel of Fortune. She has a modeling background, and when she is not on the show, she enjoys crocheting and knitting. She even has her own yarn line, Vanna’s Choice. But, Vanna White, how old are you? And how much money does she make? Vanna White’s age, education, career, salary, and net worth are all detailed below.
White is in her late sixties.
Vanna White was born on February 18, 1957, in Conway, South Carolina, as Vanna Marie Rosich. Her youthful appearance makes it difficult to believe she is already 64 years old.
Her Life Prior to the Wheel of Fortune
White’s parents divorced when she was a baby; her mother was Joan Marie Rosich and her father was Miguel Angel Rosich. Her mother and stepfather, Herbert White Jr., raised her after that. Sadly, her mother died of ovarian cancer. Following that, the game show host was determined to carve out a career in the entertainment industry. After graduating from high school, she attended Atlanta School of Fashion and began her modeling career.
She also tried her hand at acting but failed miserably. Her first appearance on a game show was as a contestant on The Price Is Right. Her previous experience as a struggling television personality came in handy when she auditioned for Wheel of Fortune in 1982, and she was chosen from among 200 possible candidates to replace Susan Stafford. And the fact that she has been on the show for over three decades suggests that she was well-deserving of the honor.
Vanna White’s Fortunes from the Wheel of Fortune
When she passed the audition for Wheel of Fortune, the puzzle board turner’s career took a significant turn. She first appeared on the show with co-host Pat Sajak in 1982 and has been there ever since. Wheel of Fortune is already in its 38th season as of 2021, and its popularity does not appear to be waning anytime soon.
Meanwhile, the hostess is becoming well-known for wearing over 6500 stunning gowns for the show. She is not allowed to keep the dresses she wore in the show. But with her salary, she can certainly fill her closet with her collection. According to Celebrity Net Worth, White is paid an annual salary of $10 million. However, according to Forbes, White signed up for Wheel of Fortune in 2017, earning her $4 million per year.
Vanna White’s net worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the host has amassed a net worth of $70 million as a result of her lucrative career.
She was awarded $5.2 million in damages in 1987 after filing a lawsuit against Playboy for releasing photos from her early modeling days without her permission. Similarly, she had sued Samsung Electronics Corporation after the company aired a commercial video featuring a smiling robot turning letters on a game show. According to the television host, the company was using her likeness without her permission. Fortunately for White, she was successful in her lawsuit after several appeals and was awarded $403,000 in damages.
In addition, she profited from the sale of her luxurious Beverly Hills home, which she had owned for the previous two decades. The house was listed for sale in late 2019 for $38 million, but White later sold it for a much lower price of $19,300,000 in June 2020. The house was built on a 5.08-acre lot and featured eight bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a massive kitchen, and a four-car garage. There was also an indoor movie theater and a private gym.
Vanna White’s Private Life: George Santo Pietro was her husband.
Vanna White married restaurant owner George Santo Pietro in December 1990. They had two children together: Nicholas, born in 1994, and Giovanna, nicknamed Gigi, born in 1997. But White and Pietro’s marriage couldn’t last forever, and they divorced in November 2002. Previously (before marrying Pietro), White dated Playgirl centerfold and Chippendales-dancer-turned-actor John Gibson in the 1980s. They got engaged in the 1980s, but Gibson was killed in a plane crash in 1986, before they married.
The Wheel of Fortune star is currently with her long-term boyfriend, John Donaldson, the founder of JDC Construction + Development Group. She met him through a friend in 2012, and they have been inseparable since then. Although they are committed to one another, the couple has no plans to marry.
We wish Vanna White happiness in both her personal and professional lives. And we hope to see her children on Wheel of Fortune every day in the future.