What Is Vanna White's Age? | Her Salary, Net Worth & Personal Life Details Revealed
- Date of Birth Feb 18, 1957
- Age 64 Years, 1 Months
- Nationality American
- Birth Name Vanna Marie Rosich
- Profession Actor
- Relationship Status Single
- Husband/Spouse Not Disclosed
- Divorce/Split Not Yet
- Gay No
- Net Worth Disclosed
- Ethnicity/Race White
- High School Atlanta School of Fashion
- Height/ How Tall? N/A
- Hair Long
- Hair Color Blonde
- Eye Color Dark Brown
- Lesbian No
- Children/Kids Not Yet
American television personality Vanna White is famously known for co-hosting NBC’s favorite game show, Wheel of Fortune alongside Pat Sajak. She has been responsible for turning the puzzle board in the game for more than three decades while her co-host does most of the talking.
The South Carolina native hit the role in Wheel of Fortune when she was an aspiring actress. She has a career history of modeling, and when she is not on the show, she keeps herself busy with crochet and knitting. She even owns her yarn line named, Vanna’s Choice.
But how old is Vanna White? And how much salary does she earn? Below learn in-depth about Vanna White's age, education, career, salary, and net worth.
Vanna White Is In Her Sixties
Vanna White was born as Vanna Marie Rosich on February 18, 1957, in Conway, South Carolina, United States.
Her never aging looks make it difficult to believe that she is already 63 years old. Had it not been for the noticeable wrinkles, her age would have appeared to be in the thirties.
Vanna White’s Life Before 'Wheel of Fortune'
When Vanna White was an infant, her parents split—her mother was Joan Marie Rosich and her father was Miguel Angel Rosich. After that, she was brought up by her mother and stepfather, Herbert White Jr. But sadly, she lost her mother to ovarian cancer while she was adulting.
Afterward, the game show host was determined to make a place for herself in the entertainment industry. She studied at Atlanta School of Fashion after high school graduation and began her career as a model.
She also tried her chance in acting but couldn’t ace it. Her first game show experience was as a contestant for Price Is Right.
Her experience as a struggling TV personality came in handy while auditioning for Wheel of Fortune as she was chosen in 1982 from among 200 possible candidates to replace Susan Stafford. And the fact that she has been in the show for over three decades suggests that she deserved the selection.
Vanna White Earning Fortunes From 'Wheel of Fortune'
The puzzle board turners career took a significant turnabout when she passed the audition for Wheel of Fortune. She paired with co-host Pat Sajak officially in 1982 and has been in the show ever since.
As of December 2020, Wheel of Fortune is already in its 38th season, and its popularity doesn’t seem to terminate any time soon. Meanwhile, the hostess is gaining popularity for wearing more than 6500 stunning gowns for the show. She doesn’t get to keep the dresses she wore in the show. But with the salary she earns, she can surely stack her closet with her collection.
As for her salary, White is paid an annual salary of $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. However, in 2017, Forbes reported that White signed up for Wheel of Fortune, earning her $4 million a year.
What Is Vanna White’s Net Worth?
The host is counting multi figures from her lucrative career, as she has amassed a net worth of $70 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
She has not missed out on any slot that could sum upon her net worth. From winning lawsuits to real estate investment, she found her way to monetary summation. She received a compensation value of $5.2 million in 1987 when she filed a lawsuit against Playboy for releasing photos from her early modeling days without her consent.
During her active years, she has treasured plenty from real estate investment as well.
Vanna White’s Personal Life: She was Married To George Santo Pietro
In December 1990, Vanna White got married to restaurant owner George Santo Pietro. Together they welcomed two children: son Nicholas, born in 1994, and a daughter Giovanna, nicknamed Gigi, in 1997. But White's marriage with Pietro could not go on forever, as they divorced in November 2002.
Previously (before getting married to Pietro), in the 1980s, White had also dated Playgirl centerfold and Chippendales-dancer-turned-actor John Gibson. They got engaged at some point in the 80s; however, Gibson was killed in a plane crash in 1986, before they got married.
Presently, Wheel of Fortune star propels her life with her long time boyfriend John Donaldson, founder of JDC Construction + Development Group. She met him through a friend in 2012 and since then they have been inseparable.
The couple is not looking to getting married, although they are committed to one another, as much as a married couple.
It seems to be working...so we’re both happy, so in my eyes I feel — in both of our eyes — we feel married. So I don’t think you necessarily have to have a piece of paper unless you want to. Everybody’s different, so for each his own.
- Vanna White told Closer Weekly in December 2019.
Even we would wish that Vanna White stays happy in her personal as well as professional life. And we hope to see her young every day in future episodes of Wheel of Fortune.