How rich is Vanna White?
Vanna White Net Worth:
|Birth date:||February 18, 1957|
|Birth place:||Conway, South Carolina, United States|
|Height:||5 ft 5 in (1.67 m)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Spouse:||George Santo Pietro (m. 1990–2002)|
|Children:||Gigi Santo Pietro, Niko Santo Pietro|
|Parents:||Miguel Angel Rosich, Joan Marie Rosich|
Vanna White biography:
Vanna White Net Worth 30 Million
Net Worth: $20 Million
Vanna White is an American TV personality best known as the hostess and puzzle board turner of Wheel of Fortune. Vanna won Star on the Walk of Fame award in 2006.
Vanna was born to Joan Marie and Miguel Angel Rosich. VannaWhite father was Puerto Rican and soon after she was born, her father left the family. Vanna took the surname of her stepfather, Herbart Staclkey White Jr., a former real estate agent in what is now known as north Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
As vanna completed her high school, White moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she attended Atlanta School of Fashion and worked there as model.
White returned to Hollywood with new resolution and got roles in movies which are mainly forgettable including the part of Mickey in Gypsy Angels (1980).; a bit part in Looker (1981) starring opposite Albert Finney and a small character of Doris in the high school thriller Graduation Day (1981).She also appeared in one episode of the TV series Star of The Family (1982).
She failed to make it onstage but clip of her running to contestant’s row was rebroadcast within the Price is Right 25th Anniversary specific in August 1996 and was also featured on a specific broadcast Game Show Moments Gone Bananas. Two years afterwards in October 1982 White was hired as one of the three substitute hostesses after Wheel of Fortune hostess Susan Stafford left the game show. She was chosen among the three replacements to co host the game show. Other two were Vicki McCarty and Summer Bartholomew. It was certainly the job that would make her livelihood. White became the show’s routine hostess in December,13, 1982 and has stayed the show’s daytime hostess ever since .She was chosen out of 200 applicants to join new host and former weatherman,Pat,Sajak, on the NBC game show, Wheel of Fortune created by entertainment icon Merv Griffin. The show met tremendous success over the next several years. By 1986 a syndicated evening version attracted 30 million, twice as many as amount second syndicated program M*A*S*H (1972 TV series), and grossed 100 million dollar a year. Wheel of Fortune was viewed by 40 million individuals in 1999, its 16th year in syndication.
White’s place as hostess and chief letter turner and model of an ever changing line of designs on Wheel of Fortune made him a big star .She earned lots of endorsements which added glory to her acclaim. Her autobiography “Vanna Speaks” which got released in 1997 became a bestseller. In 1987 she was featured in Playboy pictorial, revealing photographs of her in see through lingerie, taken by her boyfriend (before she became part of Wheel of Fortune).She starred in the NBC picture Venus: The Goddess of Love, Betsy Palmer her fellow game show persona co starred as Juno.She was criticized for her acting in this picture with TV Guide joking that White’s acting was “Wheely” bad. In 1992 White was recognized in The Guinness Book of World Records as TV’s most frequent clapper, using an average 720 claps per show and over 28000 claps per season. She became a kind of an iconic personality in the American pop culture with her popularity peaking in 1980’s.She made cameo appearances on Television series such as L.A.Law, 227, Super Mario Bros. Super Show, Simon and Simon and Full house and in movies such as Naked Gun 33.33 The Final Insult .She served as the guest timekeeper in Wrestle mania 4.
White sued Samsung Electronics over a humorous ad featuring a robot turning wheels on a game show. White won the case and finally received $ 403,000 in damages.
White’s personal life was marked by catastrophe in 1986, when her long time lover, Jon Gibson, a soap opera performer and Chippendale dancer, died in a plane crash. In 1990, White married restauranteur, George San Pietro.They have a son named Nicholas (produced in 1992) and a daughter named Giovanna (produced in 1997). White and Pietro divorced in 2002.Few years later she began dating finance mogul Michael Kay and they got engaged but they never married. Her hobbies include crocheting. She’s a line of yarn called “Vanna’s Choice” through Lion Brands Yarn.
“I do everything that everybody else does”.
“My doctrine is eat when I’m hungry .Don’t just eat to eat .If I wake up in the morning and I’m starving, I will eat something .If I wake up not hungry at all, I don’t eat. Listening to my body has worked for me.
“It’s not the most intellectual job in the world but I do have to understand the letters”.
“So, I realize when they make a blunder and everyone at home is throwing their shoe at the television set “.
“When I was having that alphabet soup, I never thought it would pay off”.