Who is Lesly Brown?
Lesly Brown was born on 18 February 1965, in Maryland, USA, and is a nature photographer, but perhaps best known for being the wife of game show host Pat Sajak, famous for his work in the television series “Wheel of Fortune”.
The Riches of Lesly Brown
How rich is Lesly Brown? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $1.3 million, earned through success in her various endeavors. Her wealth has also been elevated thanks to the success of her husband, who has a net worth estimated at $55 million. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Life Before Pat Sajak
Lesly grew up with two sisters – their father was a dentist, but little else is known about her childhood or her aspirations growing up, except that she developed a strong interest in entertainment and modelling at a young age. After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at the University of Maryland, and completed a degree in television production. After graduating in 1986, she competed in the Miss Georgetown pageant, and was actually crowned Miss Georgetown. After her modelling endeavors, she initially pursued a career in law, but didn’t find that it was the path she wanted. She eventually settled with photography, after discovering her talent and love for it. In 1988, she appeared in a Playboy pictorial called “Women of Washington”, in which she was one of many featured models. Over the next few years, she continued to work on her own photography series called “Lesly Brown Visible Style”.
Husband – Pat Sajak
Pat discovered that he had a knack for hosting while serving in the US military during the Vietnam War, becoming a disc jockey for the American Forces Vietnam Network. He hosted the show “Dawn Buster” for 14 months, and after completing his run with the military, worked as a DJ in a local station in Kentucky for a year. He then moved to work at WSM in Nashville, and afterwards was given the opportunity to work as a voiceover artist for the NBC’s “Today Show”. He worked his way up the ranks to substitute weatherman, before becoming a full-time weatherman for KNBC-TV.
He also had the opportunity to host a few game show episodes, including “Press Your Luck” and “Puzzlers”, before Merv Griffin invited him to take over duties as the host of the show “Wheel of Fortune”. He was initially rejected for the role but was eventually hired after Griffin imposed a moratorium, and hosted the daytime and evening versions of the show, continuing to host the evening version to this day. The television competition series features contestants trying to solve word puzzles to win cash and prizes determined by a giant spinning wheel. It is the longest running syndicated game show in the US.
Relationship and Marriage
Lesly is not Sajak’s first wife, as he was previously married to Sherill from 1979 until their divorce seven years later. In 1988, Brown met the host through mutual friends in California – she was 24 years old at the time while he was 42. According to an interview, the two didn’t feel attracted to each other at first, but found themselves frequently in touch. This blossomed into something more, and they started a romantic relationship, and after a year of dating, the two married, and would have two children together.
They live with their family in Severna Park, Maryland, and they also have a second home located in Los Angeles, California. While little is known about their eldest child, their daughter has pursued a career in the music industry, trying her hand at singing professionally. In 2011, she released her debut single entitled “First Kiss”, which was marketed as a country pop song. They also released a music video for the single, and she continues to write as well as release songs under the name Maggie Sajak. Her parents have both been supportive of her career choices, and the choice of their son, who has remained out of the spotlight only taking a few acting projects.
Rumors and Social Media
Very little is known about Lesly’s current endeavors, except that she supports her husband from the background. He is a member of the Churches of Christ, but it is not known of his wife shares the same religious affiliation. The two have been seen together in public on numerous occasions. He is very active in terms of political endeavors and has also ventured into investing. While it has not been stated publicly, several sources believe that she is also involved in the decision making when it comes to business.
One of the reasons there is little information about her past and current endeavors is due to the lack of any social media presence; she doesn’t have accounts on any of the major social media websites. Her husband on the other hand is active with numerous online endeavors aside from his hosting work. He has a Twitter account with more than 200,000 followers, on which he posts some of his daily endeavors. He also posts photos, as well as using the platform to express some of his political stances and advocacies. He also has videos of himself from his work with “Wheel of Fortune”, available on YouTube.