Ryan Seacrest Net Worth
Ryan Seacrest net worth: Ryan Seacrest is an American radio personality, television host, producer, and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $430 million. Seacrest is known for hosting the competition show American Idol, the syndicated countdown program American Top 40, the legendary "countdown" radio program popularized by Kasem and continued by Seacrest today; and iHeartMedia's KIIS-FM morning radio show On Air with Ryan Seacrest.
Early Life: Ryan Seacrest was born on December 24, 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia. He's the son of Constance, a homemaker, and Gary, a real estate attorney. His dad was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and his grandfather was a Major General in the Army. In an interview, his mother said "Instead of playing with G.I. Joes or Cowboys and Indians, Ryan would always have a little microphone and do shows in the house." He attended Dunwoody High School. At age 16, he got an internship at WSTR-DM in Atlanta. When a regular DJ called in sick, he was put on the air for the very first time. After that, Seacrest was given the weekend overnight shift at WSTR. He worked at the station until he graduated from high school in 1992. He went to the University of Georgia to study journalism in the fall of 1992. He had a radio show on a local station in Athens, Georgia. He left college at 19 to move to Hollywood to pursue his broadcasting career.
Career: Seacrest's big break happened in 1993, when he landed the job of hosting the Radical Outdoor Challenge on ESPN. He also hosted three kids' game shows, Gladiators 2000 from 1994 to 1996 (a spinoff of the television show, American Gladiators), Wild Animal Games in 1995, and Click in 1997. Seacrest appeared as the host of the fictional game show Lover's Lane on the Beverly Hills, 90210 episode "The Final Proof." In the fall and winter of 2000, Seacrest was the host of The NBC Saturday Night Movie. During commercial breaks, he offered trivia on the film and a chance to win prizes by answering online on NBCi. In 2001, he hosted a reality television program, Ultimate Revenge, where elaborate practical jokes were played on family and friends instigated by their own relatives and friends. It was shown on TNN from 2001 to 2003.
In 2002, Seacrest accepted the position as co-host of a new Fox reality television series American Idol with comedian Brian Dunkleman. The following year, he became the sole host. When the show increased in popularity, seen by 26 million viewers weekly, Seacrest became recognizable around the world. In 2003, Seacrest hosted the spin-off show, American Juniors. He remained host of American Idol until the end of its run in April 2016. The following May, it was announced that ABC had won a multi-network bidding war for the rights to the show. On July 20, 2017, Seacrest announced on Live with Kelly & Ryan that he would be the host of an Idol reboot.
In August 2005, it was announced that Seacrest would become executive producer and co-host of ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. On December 31, 2005, Seacrest performed much of the show's hosting duties as Clark had difficulty speaking due to a stroke. In 2009, ABC renamed the program Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest, to reflect Seacrest's role. The 40th Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, co-hosted by Ryan Seacrest, delivered ABC's biggest New Years' numbers in twelve years, with 22.6 million viewers. In October 2013, Seacrest signed a multi-year contract extension with Dick Clark Productions to continue as host and executive producer of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. In 2017, Seacrest hosted Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve for the 13th consecutive year alongside Jenny McCarthy, who had co-hosted for eight years at that point.
After a year-long search, on May 1, 2017, it was announced that Seacrest would join Kelly Ripa as host of Live with Kelly and Ryan as her new permanent co-host and executive producer. Seacrest succeeded Michael Strahan and started his duties on the day of the announcement.
Since American Idol, Seacrest has become a huge international star, acting as a TV pitchman and producer and earning huge amounts of popularity and success. He even joined the rarefied strata of TV personalities to have their own catchphrase, thanks to his famous and universally beloved sign-off "Seacrest out." Ryan has also produced reality shows like Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Denise Richards: It's Complicated. Finally, Ryan hosts many major red carpet events for E! Television such as the Oscar Awards and the Emmys.
Personal Life: Seacrest revealed his two-year on-and-off relationship with model Sara Jean Underwood, on The Howard Stern Show in 2009.
In April 2010, Seacrest began dating Dancing with the Stars' Julianne Hough. On March 15, 2013, it was announced that their relationship had ended. They dated for over two years before they broke up.
On May 14, 2016, he returned to the University of Georgia to give advice to alumni and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.
Seacrest has been in a relationship with model Shayna Taylor since 2017.
Salary Highlights: In July 2009, Seacrest inked a deal for $45 million to continue to host American Idol, making him the highest-paid reality television host at that time. In April 2012, he signed a two-year, $30 million deal to stay on as host of American Idol. In May 2014, it was reported that Seacrest had signed a one-year deal with the option of another year.
For the ABC reboot of American Idol, his initial multi-year deal was reported to be worth over $10 million.
Between June 2017 and June 2018, Ryan Seacrest earned $74 million. Between June 2018 and June 2019, he earned $72 million.
Real Estate: In 2017, it was reported that Ryan Seacrest was renting a townhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for $75,000 a month. The six-story mansion has 11,000 square feet.
Seacrest owns a home in Beverly Hills that he bought from Ellen DeGeneres for $36.5 million. The 9,200 square foot home sits on 2.87 acres and has nine-bedrooms, 11-bathrooms, a pool, two attached guest houses, a separate three-bedroom house, and lush gardens.
|Net Worth:||$430 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Dec 24, 1974 (45 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Profession:||Voice Actor, Actor, Screenwriter, Presenter, Television producer, TV Personality, Film Producer, Radio personality, Writer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Ryan Seacrest Earnings
- American Idol$15,000,000/year