Television host and media celebrity Ryan Seacrest earns an annual salary of $65 million, but his assets are much more substantial – when it comes to Ryan Seacrest, net worth figures say that he own $330 million. Best known for being a host to the American Idol competition, Seacrest is not only a show host, but also an award-winning producer – he received the Emmy for producing Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.
Ryan Seacrest Net Worth - $330 Million
Birth Name - Ryan John Seacrest
Date of birth - December 24, 1974
Zodiac Sign - Capricorn
Birth Place - Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 5′ 8″
Profession - Screenwriter, TV Personality, Television producer, Film producer, Voice Actor, Television presenter, Radio personality
Seacrest was born in 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia. He developed interest in the media at a very young age – according to his mother, instead of playing with toys for boys, he preferred giving shows in the house. At the age of 16 he won his first scholarship and became an intern for a local radio station.
It was in that period that he was first put on air when the DJ who was supposed to run the show called in sick and he proved to be so good that he was given the weekend overnight shift at the radio station. He later studied journalism at university and continued to work for the local radio station, too.
Seacrest first appeared as a television host in 1993 with Radical Outdoor Challenge broadcast by ESPN and he also hosted game shows for children for a few years. The big breakthrough came in 2002 when he was asked to co-host American Idol, becoming the sole host from the following season. He has been hosting American Idol since then – the show that made him one of the highest paid media personalities ever.
He works on other projects, too – he was the co-host and producer of Dick Clark’s New Years’ Rockin’ Eve, he hosted Larry King Live as a substitute on a number of occasions and he also hosts Knock Knock Live, a show that premiered in July, 2015 and is one of the most successful endeavors of ABC.
He continues work as a radio host as well – he is the host of the American Top 40 and he also has his own show entitled On Air with Ryan Seacrest. Seacrest works as a producer, too and not only for Jamie Oliver, but for E! as well, producing one of the most successful series the channel has ever had, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Seacrest is known for his philanthropy activity as well. In 2010 he launched a non-profit organization to help sick children – it has two centers, one in Atlanta and one in Philadelphia.