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George Santo Pietro - Vanna White's Ex-husband

George Santo Pietro is a well-known American real estate developer who began his career as a film director and hotelier. George has worked on many TV shows, including "L.A. Doctors," "True Blood," "Buffy the Vampire Slayers," "Alias," and "Pushing Daisies."

Author:Suleman Shah
Reviewer:Han Ju
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George Santo Pietrois a well-known American real estate developer who began his career as a film director and hotelier.
George has worked on many TV shows, including "L.A. Doctors," "True Blood," "Buffy the Vampire Slayers," "Alias," and "Pushing Daisies."
But he gained real fame and public exposure when he married Vanna White, a television personality, when he was a restaurateur who owned Santopietro's and Sushi-Ko. George is half-Native American and half-white.

Quick Facts

Full Name: George Santo Pietro
Birth Date: December 12, 1946
Birth Place: United States
Nationality: American


He was born on December 12, 1946, in Beverly Hills, California, under the sign of Sagittarius, making him 76 years old this year.
George was raised in Beverly Hills. His zodiac sign describes his personality as energetic, curious, open-minded, and typically motivated by philosophical views. George worked as a dolly grip on the "Beverly Hills" series in 1990, and he also did the same job on the "They Came from Outer Space" series for 17 episodes.
He has over 70 credits in the electrical and camera departments combined. Among the other films on which Santos has worked as a dolly grip are "Muppets Most Wanted," "The Good Place," "The Big Bang Theory," "Think Like a Man," and "Two and a Half Men." George has always wanted to work in the film industry since he was a child; he has one credit as a director and two as a producer.

Personal Life

George met Vanna at a Studio City event. Their friendship grew after that, and after an unknown courtship period, the two announced their engagement. The couple later married in a beautiful and intimate wedding in Aspen, Colorado. In 1989, they married on New Year's Eve.
George and Vanna in an event both wearing formal attires
George and Vanna in an event both wearing formal attires
Unfortunately, Vanna, George's wife, miscarried three years later. The couple eventually recovered from this tragic event, and their small family grew to four in the years that followed. Vanna and George have two children, a son, and a daughter.
Their first child was a son named Nicholas John Santo Pietro. Nicholas was born in an unspecified location on June 10, 1994. Giovanna Santo Pietro, Nicholas' sister, was born three years later, in 1997. Extra information about her birth month and date is unknown.
After a decade and three years of what appeared to be a happy marriage, the couple decided to divorce. On May 15, 2002, George and Vanna's divorce was finalized. The public assumed that their marriage, like many others, faced numerous challenges that eventually drove them apart. The two left the public in suspense because they never exclusively revealed the reasons for their split.
George and Vanna continued to live their lives independently while maintaining a warm co-parenting relationship. According to sources, the 72-year relationship old's status is single.


George Santo Pietro is a well-known hotelier in Beverly Hills' affluent suburbs. He made a name for himself in the hospitality industry on his own. George's big name in the same industry is often credited with the success of his two hotels, Santo Pietro's and Sushi-Ko.
George with his ex-wife Vanna on red carpet
George with his ex-wife Vanna on red carpet
Santo Pietro's is an Italian restaurant in Los Angeles' Bel-Air neighborhood. The Italian restaurant is located in the vicinity of Mulholland Drive. George's restaurant primarily served foods from rich Italian cuisine.
Its location made it easily accessible to many celebrities, who became regulars over time. Celebrities frequently dined and drank at his establishment. The gradual increase in the number of notable figures who appeared at San Pietro's signaled the beginning of his friendship with the majority of these notable figures.
San Pietro's success allowed him to save enough money to open another restaurant for the majority of the 1980s. George opened Sushi-Ko, his second restaurant. Sushi-Ko is also on the premises. As the name suggests, George's second prestigious restaurant primarily served sushi, a traditional Japanese delicacy.
Sushi-Ko was able to hack the market and outsell Santo Pietro in a short period of time. Sushi-Ko, like Santo Pietro's, is a high-end restaurant that frequently hosts a number of notable patrons. It was able to keep its name and market relevance for up to a decade.
For the better part of the 1980s, George was completely immersed in running his business, and his ventures did exceptionally well. The ownership status of these two hotels is currently unknown, as there has been speculation of a change in ownership for some time.
Apart from being a hotelier, George Santo Pietro has also dabbled in real estate. He has built a massive home in Beverly Hills at 77 Beverly Park Lane. The Italian-themed home was appraised at $50 million USD.
The Italian-themed estate encompasses over 30,000 square feet of land. It was designed by architect William Hablinski. The home has nine bedrooms and fifteen bathrooms with an Italian theme. A large screening room, wine cellar, sand volleyball court, herb and spice garden, and a massive pool are among the luxurious amenities.
George San Pietro has appeared in a few minor roles in Hollywood films. Mostly because of the strong friendships he formed with celebrities while working as a hotelier.
George's neighborhood also played a small role in his acting career. Famous actors Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson, who lived next door to him on Mulholland Drive, for example, actively participated in the events that landed him a role in the film Prizzi's Honor.

Net Worth

As a restaurant and real estate developer, Santo has amassed a sizable fortune. In 2007, he sold his Beverly Hills Italian Villa for $50 million, which was built on 30,000 square feet of land and featured 15 bathrooms, nine bedrooms, and other amenities such as a massive screening room, a large outdoor pool, a wine cellar, a spice and herb garden, and a volleyball court. For the sale of this house, he received $23.5 million.
George and Vanna with their house in the background
George and Vanna with their house in the background
He also sold another Beverly Hills property with 10 baths and more than eight bedrooms, 14,554 square feet on a five-acre property that he owned with his ex-wife Vanna White, for $22.6 million in 2010. He reportedly rented the property for $150,000 per month, but it sold for $47.5 million in 2017.
George’s projected net worth as of late 2022 is more than $5 million, with more locked up in the property.

People Also Ask

How Old Is George Santo Pietro?

He is now 76.

Is George Santo Pietro Italian?

He has American nationality but he is bi-racial - half white and half Native American.

What Is George Santo Pietro's Worth?

$5 million.

Final Words

George Santo Pietro is a business magnate who has steadily expanded his empire over the years. He accomplished this by taking risks and pursuing new career opportunities. George's current lifeevents are unknown due to his limited use of social media platforms.
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Suleman Shah

Suleman Shah

Suleman Shah is a researcher and freelance writer. As a researcher, he has worked with MNS University of Agriculture, Multan (Pakistan) and Texas A & M University (USA). He regularly writes science articles and blogs for science news website and open access publishers OA Publishing London and Scientific Times. He loves to keep himself updated on scientific developments and convert these developments into everyday language to update the readers about the developments in the scientific era. His primary research focus is Plant sciences, and he contributed to this field by publishing his research in scientific journals and presenting his work at many Conferences. Shah graduated from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (Pakistan) and started his professional carrier with Jaffer Agro Services and later with the Agriculture Department of the Government of Pakistan. His research interest compelled and attracted him to proceed with his carrier in Plant sciences research. So, he started his Ph.D. in Soil Science at MNS University of Agriculture Multan (Pakistan). Later, he started working as a visiting scholar with Texas A&M University (USA). Shah’s experience with big Open Excess publishers like Springers, Frontiers, MDPI, etc., testified to his belief in Open Access as a barrier-removing mechanism between researchers and the readers of their research. Shah believes that Open Access is revolutionizing the publication process and benefitting research in all fields.
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