Who is Vanna White’s Ex-Husband, George Santo Pietro?

George Santo Pietro
Date of Birth Dec 12, 1946
Profession Businessman
Ex-Wife Vanna White
Net Worth  $15 Million


George Santo Pietro is a very famous American real estate personality, who is also a film director and a hotelier. He has directed and worked in many films and owns hotels.

Who is George Santo Pietro?

George was born in California. He was born on December 12th, 1946. This makes him 72 years old. George is involved in producing many TV shows such as LA Doctors, True Blood, Buffy the Vampire Slayers, Pushing Daisies, and more.

He is also popular because of his public exposure. George married Vanna White, a TV Personality as well as a restauranteur. George is half white and half native American.

George grew up in California, He was actually raised in Beverly Hills. George is a Sagittarius. Ever since a child, George was an energetic, curious, and open-minded person.


Back in the 1980s, George was the owner of a popular Italian restaurant. The restaurant was located in Bel-Air, California. It was close to a strip mall in Mulholland Drive. George had a regular influx of clients to his Restaurant. Most of them were Hollywood stars.

He also opened another restaurant later that was famous as it served sushi. The restaurant was located in the Shushi-Ko complex. He ran these hotels for a decade and they were popular for having great service. He also had exclusive clients and that helped him too.

Aside from having his hand in the hospitality business, Santo also produced and acted. In 1985, he appeared in the movie Prizzi’s Honor and played the role of a plumber beside Katheleen Turner and Jack Nicholson. He was also in the Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love.

This show aired in 1994. And it starred Brian Tochi and Robert Picardo. In addition, he also contributed to the production of other films such as L.A Doctors, True Blood, and more.

There was a TV series based on Beverly Hills in 1990. George worked for this show as well. He produced a total of 17 episodes on the series. He had over 70 electrical and camera department credits.

Other films Santos has worked on include Muppets most wanted, The Good Place, and The Big Bang Theory. He has even worked with Charlie Sheen in Two and a Half men. He always wanted to work in Hollywood so, he has worked as a director and a producer. 

Vanna White

Vanna Marie White (Vanna White) is an American film actor and television personality, since 1982 she is known as the hostess of Wheel of Fortune. Vanna was born on February 18, 1957, in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the United States, to Joan Marie Nicholas and Miguel Angel Rosich. She is now 64 years old.

When Vanna was just an infant her parents decided to split up and got divorced, since then she lived with her mother and her stepfather. Her biological father was Miguel Angel Rosich but she took the name of her stepfather. Vanna moved to Atlanta, Georgia, after her graduation from high school and started to go to The Atlanta School of Fashion and Design and she started to work as a model. After some time in 1979, she moved to Los Angeles in search of better opportunities and to pursue a career in acting but in 1980 she had to go back to South Carolina as her mother was on the verge of death of ovarian cancer.

Vanna’s Personal Life and Career

Vanna was baptized and she identifies herself as Christain, later on, in the 1980s, she started dating actor John Gibson and later they got engaged but unfortunately her soon to be husband John died in a plane crash, according to the reports Gibson was burned beyond recognition.

Years later after the tragic death of her fiance John Gibson, in December 1990 she married a restaurant owner George Santo Pietro. Two years after her marriage she announced on an episode of Wheel of Fortune about her pregnancy but for an unknown reason, she later did an abortion. Again after two years, in 1994 she got pregnant again and gave birth to her first child, and named him Nicholas. Years later in 1997 she again gave birth, they named their baby Giovanna (Gigi).

Vanna started her television career on June 20, 1980, in an episode of The Price Is Right, in which she was among the first four contestants. She also worked in a film the same year but the film was not completed but it was later the film was edited and released in 1990 which was called Gypsy Angels. Later she also appeared on other several films like Looker (1981), Graduation Day (1981), later in 1988 she appeared in the NBC television film Goddess of Love.

In 1987 her autobiography which was called Vanna Speaks was the best seller, she was also featured in PlayBoy. She has also made a cameo on various television shows and films like Super Mario Bros. Super Show, Simon and Simon, L.A. Law, Full House, Double Dragon (1994), Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994). Vanna is also involved in real estate according to the reports she likes flipping houses, she also listed her home in Beverly Hills for $47.5 million.

Their Divorce

George Santo Pietro with her kids

After more than a decade of their marriage, the couple decided to split up in 2002 and separated, after their divorce, Vanna started to date Michael Kaye a Southern California businessman, and the two were even engaged from 2004 to 2006 but they never married. As of now, Vanna is in a relationship with contractor John Donaldson, they were introduced to each other by their mutual friends in 2012.

George Santo Pietro Net Worth

Right now, George is 72 years old. And he has managed to earn a lot of money from his hotels and real estate work.

He has a house in Beverly Hills which was valued at around $50 million. He sold this villa and built another house in 30,000 square feet of land with 15 bathrooms, nine bedrooms, and other luxuries such as a screening room, large pool, wine cellar, and more.

Currently, George has an estimated net worth of more than $15 million. We can’t know for sure though. This is because his Assets are mostly property.

We know that George is a businessman and most of his money is made from Business but he has also made good money from Hollywood that really contributes to his net worth. His income and profits will surely increase by the year.

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