Vanna White Net Worth

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Vanna White Net Worth

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About Vanna White

Vanna Marie White (born February 18, 1957) is an American television personality and film actress known as the hostess of Wheel of Fortune since 1982. As of , Vanna White's estimated net worth is at least $80 Million. Vanna White's salary is $10 million per year.

Before her appearance on TV in 1980, White was a contestant in the Miss Georgia USA 1978 pageant. White's first appearance in a game show was on the June 20, 1980, episode of The Price Is Right, in which she was among the first four contestants.

She did not make it onstage, but the clip of her running to Contestants' Row was rebroadcast as part of The Price Is Right 25th Anniversary Special in August 1996, The Price Is Right Celebrates 50 Years in September 2021, and also was featured on the special broadcast Game Show Moments Gone Bananas.

What is Vanna White's Net Worth?

As of , Vanna White's estimated net worth is at least $80M. In 1980, White acted in a film that was not completed; the film was subsequently edited and released in June 1990 as Gypsy Angels. In 1981, she got a bit part in the film Looker and also appeared as Doris in the horror movie Graduation Day, an American slasher film directed by Herb Freed and produced by Troma Entertainment.

Her 1987 autobiography, Vanna Speaks!, was a best-seller. Also in 1987, she was featured in a Playboy pictorial, showing photos taken of her before her career on Wheel of Fortune, wearing see-through lingerie.

In 1988, she appeared in the NBC television film Goddess of Love, in which she played Venus; Betsy Palmer co-starred as Juno; it scored 12% of the Audience Vote on Rotten Tomatoes.

White is famous for her seamless revealing of letters on the game board, her smile, and her constant clapping in support of each episode's contestants. On the May 24, 2013 episode of Wheel of Fortune, White was presented with a Guinness World Record certificate for most frequent clapper.

As of January 31, 2013, it was estimated she clapped at least 3,480,864 times across the show's 30 seasons. She had appeared in all but 10 of Wheel's 5,754 episodes to that point, during the show's modern syndicated run, which began on September 19, 1983. That works out to an average number of 606 claps per show.

Early life of Vanna White

Vanna Marie Rosich was born on February 18, 1957, near North Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina, the daughter of Joan Marie Nicholas and Miguel Ángel Rósich. Her parents divorced when she was an infant and she was raised by her mother, Joan, and stepfather, Herbert White Jr., in North Myrtle Beach. White took the name of her stepfather, a former real estate broker.

After graduating from high school, White moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she attended The Atlanta School of Fashion and Design and worked as a model. She headed to Los Angeles in 1979 to pursue an acting career. She spent the summer of 1980 back in South Carolina, to see her mother, who was dying of ovarian cancer.

Favorite Quotes from Vanna White

“There are five cameras, I don’t know how many people in the audience… depending on where we’re taping, there can be anywhere from 300 to 5,000 people, so the contestants are nervous” -Vanna White

“I will say I remember the best thing in terms of publicity was being on the cover of Newsweek.” -Vanna White

“So, I understand when they make a mistake and everyone at home is throwing their shoe at the television set.” – Vanna White

“I’m a mom, a full-time mom when I’m not taping. I do the carpool thing and bake the cookies, and do the homework.” – Vanna White

“I think people think of me as this elegant person because they always see me dressed up.” -Vanna White

“It’s not the most intellectual job in the world, but I do have to know the letters.” – Vanna White

“When I became famous Hugh Hefner decided to put me on the cover, he was a friend of mine, and I said, Hef, if you put these pictures on the cover it could ruin my career, and he still put them on there, I went in on an audition, I was the last girl to audition, and I got the job.” – Vanna White

Vanna White Net Worth