Vanna White wants Pat Sajak’s pay to stay on ‘Wheel of Fortune’: report
2023/07/23

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She just wants the wheel to spin evenly.

Vanna White, 66, is merely asking for the same salary as "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak, 76, one source is now alleging, amid recent reports that she was holding out for just half of what he makes.

"50 percent of Pat's salary is so outrageous that no one in their right mind could say that it's fair," the unidentified insider alleged to People this weekend.

"The negotiation is asking for much more than 50 percent of his salary. It's asking for the same pay — if not more," they continued.

The Post reached out to representatives for White for comment.

Since Sajak announced his retirement last month and Ryan Seacrest was named as his successor, it has been rumored that White is in the middle of serious salary negotiation with the network in order for her to make a return.

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According to a report by Puck News, the legendary letter-turner hasn't received a raise in 18 years, and has allegedly hired high-powered "aggressive" attorney Bryan Freedman, who has represented a slew of Hollywood heavyweights, including short-lived "Jeopardy!" host Mike Richards.

The outlet claimed that she has been making $3 million per year since 2005, while a 2016 report from Forbes alleged that Sajak cashes in a hefty $15 million a year for the hosting gig.

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The source told People that in the past, "Vanna was told, 'If you fight this, you will lose your job, You're lucky to have the job.' And when people tell you that for so long, you believe it.'"

The source added that White was ready to "fight for her future."

Earlier this week, TMZ reported that White, who has been a mainstay on the show since 1982, reached a deal for the celebrity version of the game show, "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune.

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TMZ claimed that Sajak made upwards of $400,000 per episode for the celebrity competition show, while White settled for $100,000 per episode in her new deal.

Currently, contract negotiations for the syndicated show "Wheel of Fortune" are on pause due to the ongoing writer's strike, but it doesn't seem like the two parties are seeing eye-to-eye on this one.

But a source told the outlet that if White doesn't reach a deal soon, things could take a turn for the worst.

"It's gonna get ugly if they [Sony] don't get more serious," they told TMZ.

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