Vanna White Biography, Age, Career & Net Worth

Who is Vanna White?

Vanna White is a famous American television personality who is well known for her long-term running job as the “letter turner” hosted on the classic game show “Wheel of Fortune.” It was one of the most viewed game shows on ‘NBC.’  Her timeless beauty and charm have charmed audiences since the early 1980s. In addition to hosting, she has dabbled in acting and modeling, cementing her reputation as an iconic figure in the entertainment world.

Personal Information

Name Vanna Marie Rosich
Nickname Vanna White
Date of Birth 18th February 1957
Age 67 years old
Ex-Husband George Santo Pietro
Marital status Single
Nationality American
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity Hispanic
Zodiac sign Aquarius
profession Model, Actress, TV host

Early Life and Education

Vanna was born on 18th February 1957 in Conway, South Carolina, United States of America. In her childhood, she faced family difficulties because of her father who left the family soon after the birth of Vanna. She has disclosed her parent’s details her father was Miguel Angel Rosich and her mother was Joan Marie Rosich. Vanna was adopted and raised by Herbert Stackley after her mother. She spent her early childhood in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and attended her high school education from there. Later wards, she got her enrollment in the Atlanta School of Fashion and Design in Georgia to study further in the field of fashion and develop her love for fashion.

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After her mother’s death, Vanna White went to Los Angeles and worked there as a waitress before starting her career in entertainment in which she was given the opportunity of performing various small 1981. She finally managed to appear on big-screen productions including the “Graduation Day” and “Looker” In 1982 her career dramatically changed when she hoped and tried out for “Wheel of Fortune.” Soon on 13th December 1982, she was selected as a co-host for the venerable game show after being chosen from 200 applications.

In September 1983 after the debut of “Wheel of Fortune”, Vanna White shot to national prominence and her show’s audience grew rapidly to thirty million in the year 1986. Her fame grew over time, and the program brought in $100 million in revenue by 1986 and 40 million viewers by 1999.

Apart from her involvement in “Wheel of Fortune,” White pursued several acting movies and featured herself in the film “Goddess of Love” in 1988 and appeared on television series like “L.A. Law,” “227,” and “The King of Queens.”

Vanna white has also participated with St. Jude’s Research Hospital to which she donates a portion of the sales earnings from her “Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn,” which is another example of her charitable activities. Beyond her career successes, she has overcome personal obstacles.


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Body Measurement

Height 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)
Weight 55 kg (121 lbs.)
Hair Color blonde
Eye color  Brown
Shoe size 9 (Us)

Love Life & Affairs

The beautiful personality lady Vanna got into a relationship with John Gibson in 1980 who was an actor turned from a dancer but in 1986 Gibson died in an aviation disaster which affected Vanna mentally and she decided to take a break from her work. In the short time she tried to manage herself and soon she found her love again in a restaurant owner George Santo Pietro.

The couple decided to get married and soon on 31st December 1990, they exchanged their vows. The couple had given birth to two children Nicholas in 1994 and Giovanna in 1997. In 2002 the couple started facing difficulties and in May 2002, they filed for divorce which was finalized in November and they finally got separated.

In 2004, Vanna got engaged to Michael Kaye who is a famous businessman in southern California. Despite their preparations to marry, the engagement was called off in 2006 and currently, she is spending her life with Michael.

Net Worth

If we come towards the net worth of Vanna White it is estimated to be $85 million. This large chunk of money presumably comes from her work on Wheel of Fortune and Celebrity Wheel of Fortune.

Net worth $70 million
Per episode $10,416.67
Source of income Model, Actress, TV host

Interesting Facts

  • She was the fourth runner-up in the 1978 Miss Georgia Universe Beauty Pageant
  • She was a leading model in Atlanta before moving to LA in 1980
  • She replaced Susan Stafford in 1982 as cohost on Wheel of Fortune
  • Listed in the 1992 Guinness Book of World Records as TV’s most frequent clapper
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006
  • White stopped her pictures from going to print by suing the company and Hugh Hefner.


What is her salary on the “Wheel of Fortune”?

Although the exact amounts are unknown, White’s projected profits remain at roughly $34,000 per event.

Who is White’s present husband?

White is not married as of 2022.

Is Vanna White’s worth higher than that of Pat Sajak?

Yes! Pat Sajak’s annual salary may be bigger than Vanna’s, but she has spread her assets and invested properly.

Does Vanna White own a yarn company?

Vanna owns her own crafts empire. White may not own the company, but she is the face of Lion Yarn’s Vanna’s Choice line, which is inspired by her passion for crocheting.

Vanna White, is she an actress?

White, like her Wheel co-host, has acted in numerous television shows and films. According to IMDb, White has starred in the films Married with Children, Naked Gun 33 1/3, Full House, and Just Shoot Me!

What was the first letter White turned on the “Wheel of Fortune”?

The first letter she ever used on her show was “T”.

What is Vanna White best known for?

She is best known for her long tenure as the hostess of the television game show “Wheel of Fortune.”

 Has Vanna White received any awards?

Vanna was honored as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006 for her contributions to television.

Who were the parents of Vanna White?

Joan Marie and Miguel Angel Rosich gave birth to Vanna.

 Does Vanna White now work as a volunteer?

Vanna White participates actively in charitable work. A part of the sales from her yarn line, “Vanna’s Choice,” go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She has also contributed to the American Heart Association and homeless cat groups.

What is Vanna White’s age?

Her age is 67.

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