The Whole Story Behind Vanna White’s 'Wheel of Fortune' Salary

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From Women's Health

It's just not Wheel of Fortune without Vanna White.

The 62-year-old former pageant queen and actress has been flipping letters on the popular game show since 1982 - just one year less than co-host Pat Sajak. And given Wheel of Fortune's continued success over the years (it's consistently been a ratings winner), it should come as no surprise that Vanna collects quite a hefty paycheck. To be exact, ABC News reports that Vanna White's salary is set at $4 million a year.

Now, ready for the detail that's really going to blow your mind: Both Vanna and Pat shoot just FOUR days a month (albeit, six shows per day). That means they have roughly 26 days off every month, which is absolute #LifeGoals right there.

Rest assured though, Wheel of Fortune isn't Vanna's only gig and hobby. As she told ABC, she also takes pride in being a real estate investor. And, clearly, she knows what she's doing. In 2017, she listed her Beverly Hills home for $47.5 million.

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"I’ve used my income to invest in some apartment buildings, and I like flipping houses," she told Market Watch in 2018.

Apart from that, Vanna is an avid crocheter, and even has her own line of yarn called Vanna's Choice.

“My love of yarn began when my grandmother taught me to crochet," Vanna told Craft Yarn Council. "Now, my daughter and I love to shop for yarn and crochet together."

And when she's not crocheting or spending time with her two kids - Gigi, 22, and Niko, 24 - she's giving back to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Vanna says she's donated $1.8 million to the program so far and plans to do even more after Wheel of Fortune (her contract is renewed through 2020).

"After I retire, I will probably do something philanthropic," she told Market Watch. "If I could do it [work] forever, I would, because I do love my job."

I mean, who wouldn't?!

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