Ryan Seacrest is no stranger to many American screens. He has a net worth of $350 million. Here is how the famous TV and Radio host makes his millions.
Ryan Seacrest Net Worth: Income From TV and Radio Hosting
Seacrest is best known for hosting American Idol. He made $15 million per year after season 3. In 2012, he signed a hosting deal for $30 million annually and now makes $65 million every year. Though American Idol came to an end, his net worth will not be largely affected as he has other sources of income. He was nominated twice for Emmy Awards for hosting American Idol. Interestingly, he had interviewed to be a judge for the show, but ended up being the host.
Ryan also hosts ‘American Top 40’, where he succeeded Casey Kasem. He hosts various red carpet events for E! including, Oscar Awards and the Emmys. Ryan has also hosted ‘Click’, ‘Ultimate Revenge’ on TNN and ‘Saturday Morning Block’ on NBC.
He is the host of his eponymous radio show ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’. He became the Executive Producer and co-host of ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rocking Eve’, but after Clark’s demise, he is now the host for the show which is now called ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest’. Seacrest makes $1 million hosting the show for 4 hours.
He signed a one year contract with NBC allowing him to host the Today Show, entertainment programming, Olympic coverage, news and special events. Ryan made between $17 and $20 million after the deal expired.
In 2005, he was honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame for Radio.
Ryan Seacrest Net Worth: Business And Endorsements
Ryan established Ryan Seacrest Media, a production company which has produced about 75 shows including reality shows like ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ and its spinoffs, ‘Denise Richards: It’s Complicated’, ‘Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution’, ‘Married to Jonas’ and ‘Shahs of Sunset’.
In partnership with Mark Cuban Ryan started his own cable network. He is also the co-owner of Katana Restaurant.
Ryan has his own clothing line which deals with men’s apparel and accessories. In 2005, he had launched the R Line, which dealt with his signature T-shirts for men and women.
He endorses major brands like Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, and Bing.
Ryan Seacrest Net Worth: Career beginnings
His big break came when he began to host ‘Radical Outdoor Challenge’ on ESPN. He then began to host ‘Gladiators 2000’ a spin off of ‘American Gladiators’ and ‘Saturday Night at the Movies’. Two years later, he got a job to host the American Idol.
Seacrest’s interest in show business could be seen from an early age. He spent time putting on shows with a handheld microphone and his favorite activity after school was watching Oprah’s show. His first ever role in the spotlight was when he was in the fourth grade, Ryan was set to perform the singing role of King Winter but he forgot his lines.
However he had an impressive voice and was known as the ‘voice of DunWoody High School’. He was the PA announcer every morning. At 16, Seacrest was eventually selected for a competitive internship at WSTR-FM. He trained under Tom Sullivan and in time he became the weekend overnight DJ.
Ryan founded the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. It is a nonprofit organization aimed at enhancing the quality of life of injured and seriously ill children. There are Seacrest studios in children’s hospitals.
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Ryan Seacrest has a very strong work ethic- he is very energetic and committed to his work. If he is to follow in the footsteps of Dick Clark, his lack of controversy will continue to portray him as a reputable person. This could greatly increase his net worth as many companies will prefer to have him endorse their products. It will also be easier for him to land hosting jobs and contracts.
The way forward
Seacrest is currently hosting ‘New Year’s Rocking Eve’. The show has over 38 live musical performances. His contract with iHeart has also been extended for 3 years. He will continue to host ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ including numerous advertisements.
In a recent Interview, Seacrest revealed his fear about being out of a job. He cited famous people who were hosts but have faded into oblivion, never to be heard of again. Ryan Seacrest clearly does not want to be one of these people and is working hard to keep his wealth and fame afloat.