Vanna White is a well-known television personality from America who is best known to be the host of the television show ‘Wheel of Fortune’. White has appeared in several other television shows and was a contestant on the 1978 Miss Georgia beauty contest. She has been active in her career since 1980 and has also appeared in films. Let’s find out more about how much is Vanna White’s net worth in 2018.
Vanna White Early Life
Vanna White was born as Vanna Marie Rosich in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on February 18, 1957, to her parents Miguel Angel Rosich and Joan Marie Rosich.
She adopted the surname of her stepfather after her mother remarried Herbert Stackley White Jr.
Following her completion from high school, she attended the Atlanta School of Fashion and started to work as a model. She participated in the Miss Georgia beauty pageant in 1978.
In the 1980s, Vanna White was engaged with actor John Gibson. However, Gibson died in a plane crash in 1986. In 1990, she got married to George Santo Pietro, who is a restaurant owner. Her first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. The couple has two children named Gigi Santo Pietro and Niko Santo Pietro. They divorced in 2002. White was engaged to Michael Kaye from 2004 to 2006.
Vanna White Career, Awards & Achievement
Vanna White’s first television appearance was in ‘The Price Is Right’ in 1980. At that time, she was one of the first four contestants of the show. This was followed by appearing in the film ‘Looker’. She was also seen in the film ‘Graduation Day’ and in the TV series called ‘Star of the Family’.
In 1982, she auditioned for the hostess of ‘Wheel of Fortune’. She was chosen to be the co-host of the show among 200 applicants. Her co-host was Pat Sajak. Later, she appeared in the made-for-television film ‘Venus: The Goddess of Love’ on NBC. In 1987, she released her own autobiography called ‘Vanna Speaks!’.
White has appeared in several other TV shows and films like ‘Double Dragon’, ‘Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult’, ‘Full House’, ‘The King of Queens’, ‘Simon and Simon’, ‘Super Mario Bros. Super Show’, ‘227’, and ‘L.A. Law’. She has starred in the parody film ‘Married…With Children’.
She has also appeared as a guest timekeeper in WWE WrestleMania IV. She has also voice for the TV series called ‘Captain Planet and the Planeteers’. White has also voiced the Canadian TV program ‘The Real Story of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’.
Vanna White is known to carry her computer everywhere she goes. She has frequently appeared in ‘Chuck’s Quismo’s Quiz’. She has also appeared in the film ‘Gypsy Angels’ as Mickey in 1980.
One of the greatest career achievements of Vanna White is to be a successful TV personality. In 2006, she received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1992, she was “Television’s Most Frequent Clapper” according to Guinness Book of World Records.
Net Worth of Vanna White
Vanna White has an estimated net worth of more than $40 million. She made this fortune being active in her career for over three decades. She has been successfully hosting ‘Wheel of Fortune’ since 1982. She has guest appeared in many other films and TV shows and has also voiced on TV shows. She has been the celebrity spokesperson of Spring Air mattresses since the 1980s. In her earlier days, she has also done modelling and has also posed in lingerie.
Vanna White is considered one of the most popular television personalities in the world. She found considerable success after appearing in ‘The Price Is Right’. She has successfully hosted ‘Wheel of Fortune’ with Pat Sajak since 1982. Her popularity also made her a character in the video game ‘Paper Mario’ by Nintendo 64. She is known to clap more than 28,800 times in a single season.