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Ryan Seacrest Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Ryan Seacrest worth? $430 Million

How did Ryan Seacrest earn his money and wealth?

Ryan Seacrest, born on the 24th of December in 1974 in the city of Atlanta in Georgia to Constance Marie and Gary Lee Seacrest is a well-known American television host, radio personality, and producer. Since he was a kid, Seacrest was very fond of hosting shows, his mother has reportedly mentioned. Seacrest was in high school when he managed to bag an internship at WSTR FM in Atlanta. This was under the guidance of Tom Sullivan who walked him the baby steps on radio hosting and various other aspects of it. Sullivan boosted Seacrest’s interest in radio by substituting him in the place of the regular host whenever he went on a leave. Ryan was also granted overnight shifts during weekends.

Till he graduated out of high school in 1992, Ryan Seacrest persisted on with his association with WSTR. He then attended the University of Georgia to pursue a degree in Journalism from which he later dropped out. There, he worked at a local radio station till he moved into Hollywood in pursuit of his passion, broadcasting. His big break was with ESPN’s Radical Outdoor Challenge in 1993 where he played the host. The next turning point in the career of Seacrest was in the year 2000 with NBC’s Saturday Night Movie that gained him a lot of public attention as a host. The very next year, Ryan launched himself a hosting platform with Ultimate Revenge aired on TNN.

Following that, Seacrest rose to the peaks of stardom with Fox’s hit show American Idol where he played the host alongside comedian Brian Dunkleman. It was aired in 2002 and ever since then, Seacrest became one among the most celebrated names in the American Television World. The next season of American Idol was hosted by Seacrest alone and the show grossed the top lists with over 26 million viewers weekly. This spread his name outside of America and Seacrest went on to become a recognizable personality worldwide. The year of 2003 turned the tables to Seacrest’s side in numerous ways. He also got to host the spin-off show American Juniors and bagged a deal worth $45 million with CKX in order to continue hosting American Idol. This took him to the title of highest paid television host till date.

Besides being a celebrity host, Ryan Seacrest also has produced shows including ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, E! News, Today Show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. Seacrest’s production ventures Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Khloe and Lamar, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami and Shahs of Sunset for Bravo are few the highest rated and most popular shows in the television history. Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution aired on ABC Network managed to bag the prestigious Emmy award. In the year 2012, Thomas H. Lee Partners and Bain Capital announced an investment of whopping $300 million in the Ryan Seacrest Media.

Though American Idol wrapped up last year, Seacrest still is one of the most sought-after and successful TV personalities. A reboot of the Idol hosted by Ryan Seacrest was announced and he also went on to join Kelly Ripa on the infamous show “Live With Kelly” which was renamed as “Live With Kelly and Ryan”. Ryan Seacrest definitely is one of the biggest names in the show-business and has hosted various award shows. He also hosted the Rio Olympics. He also launched his menswear line “Ryan Seacrest Distinction” in the year 2014.

What are the most popular TV shows of Ryan Seacrest?

  1. American Idol (2002-2018)
  2. Live! with Kelly (2005-2018)
  3. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills(2018)
  4. E! Live from the Red Carpet(2006-2018)
  5. Good Morning America(2011-2018)
  6. Dick Clark’s New Year Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest (2017)
  7. Libby and Malcolm(2017)

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