Ryan Seacrest is a popular TV show host, radio personality, and a producer. Here is everything you ought to know about him, including his net worth.
The host, Ryan Seacrest
Almost everyone knows Ryan Seacrest. Whoever doesn’t should show more love to their TVs! The E! reality TV show, “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” is perhaps the most popular reality TV show and Seacrest is responsible for its success. Ryan Seacrest has hosted various TV shows and radio shows. Apart from being a host, Seacrest is also a producer. Most recently, he hosted “American Idol,” a TV show and hosts “On Air with Ryan Seacrest,” a morning radios shoe on KIIS-FM. The 43-year-old TV show host and radio personality Ryan Seacrest was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Seacrest’s father, Lee Seacrest is a real estate lawyer while his mother, Constance Marie is a homemaker. According to his mother, Seacrest grew up doing shows in the house rather than playing with the other kids in the neighborhood.
He first became a radio host
Seacrest joined Dunwoody High School when he was at the age of 14 and two years later he won an internship at WSTR FM in Atlanta. He joined Tom Sullivan who taught him the dos and don’ts of radio. There was a time when a regular DJ wasn’t able to come to work due to health issues. The radio show was supposed to have a host and so Sullivan trusted Seacrest would do it. Seacrest didn’t disappoint and he was given the weekend overnight shift at WSTR to host. After he was done with high school, he left WSTR and went to the University of Georgia to pursue journalism where he went on with his radio show at a local radio station. When he was 19, Seacrest graduated and went to Hollywood to follow his dream career, journalism.
Seacrest’s first TV show
Ryan Seacrest is the one who made “Keeping Up with The Kardashians.” If it were not for him, probably the reality TV show wouldn’t be what it is right now, and maybe the Kardashians wouldn’t be so popular. Seacrest went to the Kardashians and spoke to them about having a show. Kim Kardashian was so interested and she convinced the rest of the family that it was worth trying. Seacrest said that he used to watch “The Osbournes” and it inspired him to come up with an idea. He chose the ‘chaotic clan’ because he felt they were golden for cameras, according to Daily Mail. So after he saw the interest in them, he organized some directors and soon after, “Keeping Up with The Kardashians” was on the air. It was one of Seacrest’s achievements, and of course from its success, his net worth grew drastically.
He voices a character in Shrek
Ryan Seacrest also voiced an animated character in the animated comedy film, “Shrek Forever After.” The movie is the fourth Shrek installment and was directed by Mike Mitchell. Seacrest voices Father of Butter Pants. In “Shrek Forever After,” Shrek has grown into an adult and now has a family. He is also loved by his local neighbors and the entire village but yearns for the period when he was feared. Shrek makes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin and mistakenly wipes his whole existence. To restore it, Shrek has to win Fiona’s love again and kiss her before sunrise or Rumpelstiltskin will disappear from the face of the earth. The film was a major success and even though Seacrest had a small role, he earned something into his net worth.
Seacrest has been hosting the American Idol TV Show
Seacrest has hosted the “American Idol” TV show since season one. It has been revealed that Ryan Seacrest will also co-host the upcoming season six. The season will premiere in March 2018. Seacrest will bag and add about $12 million to his net worth. Shortly after hearing that he will be hosting the show, Seacrest expressed what “American Idol” meant to him. He said that he was grateful for the show and all the experience it had given him. He also expressed his gratitude after he got a call asking him to return for the next season. Seacrest wrapped it up the interview by saying that the show was good and preserved its tradition of showcasing heartwarming stories from different people, helped discovered talents and helped in making dreams come true.
Being a host for Live with Kelly and Ryan
After the season finale of “American Idol” season 15, Seacrest landed a host job. Together with Kelly Ripa, Seacrest started hosting a syndicated morning talk show, “Live with Kelly and Ryan.” The show’s executive producer is Michael Gelman. Seacrest took over after Straham announced that he was joining “Good Morning America.” It was officially announced that Seacrest would be at “Live with Kelly and Ryan” in May last year. The concept of the show is that Seacrest and Ripa are husband and wife. They usually have coffee together as they chat about the current events. They then call a viewer who answers a trivia question to win a vacation. After that, the show continues with Seacrest and Ripa interviewing the celebrity guests, and then allowing them to perform. They then discuss topics like fashion, health, food, and lifestyle topics. The format of the show Seacrest and Ripa are hosting is emulated by a couple of other successful talk shows.
His net worth
Seacrest has a net worth of $350 million. Most of his net worth is from his production career, all the “American Idol” seasons he has hosted, and his roles in some movies. Seacrest is one of the wealthiest hosts in America.
It looks like 2018 will be a busy year for Seacrest. From May, he will have to do two jobs, hosting “Live with Kelly and Ryan” and “American Idol.” But knowing that he will be making more money, it’s understandable. Everybody is waiting anxiously to see him again on American Idol when season 16 premiers.