George Santo Pietro

George Santo Pietro bio, career, relationships, lifestyle and net worth

Who is George Santo Pietro?

George Santo Pietro is a renowned American celebrity. Former husband of TV personality Vanna White, George Santo Pietro is the owner of multiple restaurants such as Santopietro’s and Sushi-Ko.

Likewise, George Santo Pietro has also directed and produced many shows such as L.A. Doctors, True Blood, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alias, and Pushing Daisies. He currently works as a real estate agent.

George Santo Pietro

Quick facts

Full nameGeorge Santo Pietro
Birthday12th December 1946
BirthplaceBeverly Hills, California, USA
Father’s nameNot Available
Mother’s nameNot Available
Hair colorBlack
Height6 feet 2 inches
Weight75 kg
Educational qualificationsUniversity graduate
Marital StatusMarried
Name of partnerMellisa Mascari
ProfessionRealtor, Restaurateur, Director, Producer
Net worth$14 million

Early life, parents, and upbringing

Geroge Santo Pietro grew up in Beverly Hills, California. The celebrity has not yet divulged the details regarding his parents and their occupations. He also has siblings but their names and whereabouts are currently unknown.

George Santo Pietro birthday

Pietro was born on 12th December 1946. The hotelier was born in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

George Santo Pietro horoscope

Since Pietro was born on 12th December, his horoscope is Sagittarius. As a Sagittarian, he is a great conversationalist, fun-loving, hilarious, fair-minded, adventurous, and intellectual. Likewise, the personality traits of Sagittarius include spontaneity, optimism, and honesty.

Ethnicity, nationality, and religion

The California native is biracial as he belongs to half Native American and half Italian ethnicity. Similarly, when it comes to his nationality, George Santo Pietro is an American national. Likewise, he is a follower of Christianity.

Educational background

Geroge Santo Pietro is a well-educated man. Initially, he gained his high school education in a local school located near his California home. After graduating from high school, Pietro enrolled in a university to pursue his further studies. However, apart from this, the name of his university and Pietro’s major of choice is not known at the moment.

According to many sources, Pietro had always been interested in the world of entertainment. When he was just a young boy, Pietro joined cinematography classes to learn more about filmmaking. His parents highly encouraged him to pursue his interests.

Height, weight, and appearance

The businessman is quite a tall man. George Santo Pietro is approximately 6 feet and 2 inches tall. When it comes to his weight, the celebrity weighs a total of about 75 kilograms.

While Pietro’s exact measurements are currently unavailable, the hotelier appears to be of medium build and looks quite fit. He has black-colored hair and has dark brown colored eyes. His shoe size is US Size 12.

Relationships and dating history

Before marrying television personality Vanna White, George Santo Pietro was married to a woman named Linda Evans. Linda and George got married in 1981. However, after four years together, they chose to part ways with each other.

George Santo Pietro with ex-wife Linda Evans
George Santo Pietro with ex-wife Linda Evans

Eight years after his divorce from Linda, George Santo Pietro started dating Wheel of Fortune host Vanna White. Their affair became the talk of the town and after seeing each other for some time, the love birds tied the knot in an intimate ceremony on 31st December 1990.

From the outside, it seemed like Geroge and Vanna had a fairytale marriage, however, the truth seemed to be something else entirely. Twelve years after their wedding, George and Vanna decided to call it quits. The two officially divorced on 15th May 2002.

On 8th October 2005, George married Melissa Mascari who is a television presenter. The two of them have been together for over 15 years and are currently enjoying marital bliss.

George Santo Pietro and Vanna White

Because of his previous marriage to Wheel of Fortune host Vanna White, George Santo Pietro is often associated with her. Vanna and Geroge got married in 1981. They have two children together. Nevertheless, despite being married to one another for about 12 years, George and Vanna went their separate ways in 2002.

Born on 18th February 1957, Vanna White is the daughter of Joan Marie Nicholas and Miguel Angel Rosich. She was raised solely by her mother Joan after the divorce of her parents. In spite of being born as Vanna Rosich, the TV personality adopted her stepfather Herbert White Junior’s surname.

Before starting her successful career in television, Vanna White worked as a model and also attended The Atlanta School of Fashion and Design. A former pageant contestant and Playboy model, Vanna White made her first TV appearance in the game show The Price Is Right as a contestant.

George Santo Pietro with ex-wife Vana White
George Santo Pietro with ex-wife Vana White

In the 1980s, White made her film debut and appeared in multiple films such as Gypsy Angels, Looker, Graduation Day. However, her claim to fame was when the beauty was selected as one of three substitute hostesses for Wheel of Fortune after the departure of host Susan Stafford in 1982. In fact, White’s contract as a hostess of Wheel of Fortune has been signed until 2022.

Vanna has made cameo appearances in TV shows like L.A. Law, 227, Super Mario Bros. Super Show, Simon and Simon, The King of Queens, and Full House. Her book Vanna Speaks also went on to become a best-seller.

When it comes to her dating life, Vanna went on to date Southern California businessman Michael Kaye after her divorce from George Santo Pietro. The two were even engaged but due to reasons unknown, the wedding bells never rang for them. Michael and Vanna ended their relationship in 2006.

In the present, the celebrated TV host is in a relationship with John Donaldson. Donaldson is a contractor who Vanna met in 2012 through some mutual friends.


George Santo Pietro is the father of four children. His first wife Linda gave birth to a baby girl Andria Santo Pietro in 1982. After his divorce from Linda, George married American celebrity, Vanna White.

Unfortunately, Vanna suffered from a miscarriage in 1992 right after shooting for an episode of her show. This was one of Vanna and George’s toughest times and the restaurateur stood beside his wife during one of her most difficult moments in life.

After this incident, Vanna became pregnant again and gave birth to a boy named Nicholas Santo Pietro. He was born in 1995. Two years after the birth of Nicholas, their youngest daughter Giovanna Santo Pietro was born in 1997.

George also has another daughter from his marriage to Melissa Mascari. The happy couple welcomed their daughter Chiara Santo Pietro in the year 2007.

George Santo Pietro career

TV and film career

In the year 1990, George Santo Pietro took his first steps into the world of showbiz. He joined the crew of the TV series Beverly Hills 90210 as a dolly grip.

After this, he became a part of the TV series They Came From Outer Space as a dolly grip again. He worked in the show for a total of 17 episodes.

Following this, Pietro mainly dealt with the camera and electricity work in different films and TV shows. Some of his most renowned works are Interstellar, The Fosters, Scorpion, The Good Place, The Bridge, True Blood, Perception, and The Nine Lives of Chloe King.

Pietro, who has been able to gain more than 70 film credits until now, did not just limit himself to the camera and electricity department. In fact, the talented man also has worked as a director and producer in shows like L.A. Doctors, True Blood, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alias, and Pushing Daisies.

Restaurant business

George Santo Pietro did not just have a successful career in films and TV. In fact, he has even forayed into multiple business ventures most of which have been fairly successful. Pietro started his own restaurant business in Bel-Air, California after a successful career as a director and producer. The name of the restaurant was Santopietro’s.

After the success of his first restaurant, Pietro opened another eatery named Sushi-Ko that specialized in Japanese food such as sushi. The restaurant became an instant hit among Hollywood celebrities and it was widely appreciated for its delicious food as well as excellent service. Pietro’s restaurant operated for almost 10 years after which it closed down.

Real estate business

After enjoying a successful Hollywood career and a career in fine dining, George Santo Pietro decided to add another feather to his hat. He chose to delve into the world of real estate and this venture too turned out to be a lucky one. Even to this day, Pietro is working as a realtor while still balancing his career in showbiz.

Net worth, income, and lifestyle

When it comes to George Santo Pietro’s net worth, the director cum producer is estimated to have a net worth of $14 million. His multiple business ventures have allowed Pietro to accumulate such an impressive net worth.

This includes his investments in multiple restaurants and hotel chains. In addition, his past work as a director and producer has also contributed to a large part of his net worth. At the present, George Santo Pietro enjoys a steady flow of income from his involvement in the real estate sector.

George Santo Pietro owns an expensive house located in Beverly Hills, California. The house stands on 30,000 square feet of land and was designed by the famous architect, William Hablinski.

Apart from this, George Santo Pietro’s ex-wife Vanna White has a jaw-dropping net worth of $70 million. The TV personality is estimated to have an annual salary of approximately $10 million.

George Santo Pietro social media

George Santo Pietro is known to lead quite a low profile life and because of this, the celebrity has chosen to steer clear from social media.

Pietro is not active on any of the major social networking platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. However, on Instagram, there seem to be a few accounts that use his name. Regardless of this, George himself has neither confirmed nor denied his usage of social media.


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