Which came first Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy?
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In 1981, Wheel of Fortune’s creator, Merv Griffin (who also developed the long-running game show Jeopardy!, which debuted in 1964) tapped Sajak to take over hosting duties from Chuck Woolery for a network daytime version of Wheel.
Did Merv Griffin create Wheel of Fortune?
Merv Griffin, the former big-band singer who leveraged his career as a popular TV talk-show host into a business empire whose foundations included the creation of the wildly successful syndicated game shows “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy!,” died Sunday. He was 82.
How much does Pat Sajak make on Wheel of Fortune?
Pat Sajak’s net worth explored
He rose to fame when he landed the job of a host on Wheel of Fortune, where his salary was reportedly $15 million, broken down to $52,083 per show.