Vanna White is an actress, model, and TV show personality. She is popular for being the hostess of the popular long-running game show “Wheel of Fortune.” Vanna is one of the richest celebrities in the entertainment industry and due to her first marriage to a real estate developer/restaurateur she has earned massive net worth.
Vanna Marie Rosich was born in Conway, South Carolina on February 18, 1957. She was born to parents Joan and Miguel Rosich. Her parents parted their ways when she was just a baby. Her mother got married to another man and she took the last name of her stepfather. She attended the North Myrtle Beach High School and for her further studies, she enrolled at the Atlanta School of Fashion and Design. She competed as a contestant in the 1978 pageant for Miss Georgia USA when she was studying in college. She moved to Los Angeles and pursued an acting career. She made her debut on TV by becoming a contestant on “The Price is Right.”
Vanna has been a part of popular movies like “Looker” and the horror movie “Graduation Day.” Vanna became a hostess of the “Wheel of Fortune.” And she has been doing a show since the early 80s. She co-hosts the show with Pat Sajak. White is a part of the Guinness World Record. She holds a record for being the “most frequent clapper on the show. The hostess has clapped at least 3,480,864 times in all the 30 seasons of the show.
Vanna White moved from North Carolina to pursue her dream of becoming a star. She was a struggler who was looking for fame and fortune before becoming a star. During the 80s Vanna was going out with the “dancer-turned-actor John Gibson. They got engaged but their love story had a sad ending and Gibson was killed in a plane crash in 1986.
Vanna returned to South Carolina and stayed with her mother who was battling ovarian cancer. Vanna got married to the restaurant owner George Santo Pietro. He was from a wealthy family that resided in Beverly Hills. He has a successful sushi place that is frequented by celebrities. The couple had two children together. White and Santo Pietro got a divorce in November 2002.
Vanna White has an estimated net worth of $70 million dollars. Anna White earns almost $10 million per year. Vanna earns $208,333 for each episode of the Wheel of Fortune. Wheel of Fortune comes on air for four days and the filming of the show is done on Thursdays and two Fridays. The actress and the TV show hostess has earned her net worth by hosting the popular show Wheel of Fortune for many years now. She has also acted in many movies. The TV celebrity has also acquired her net worth by getting married to the restaurateur’s ex-husband.