Ryan Seacrest Net Worth is $300 million
Quick facts about Ryan Seacrest
Date of birth: December 24, 1974
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation: TV show host, radio host, television personality
Already as a child Ryan Seacrest developed a desire to become a popular a radio disc jockey. There are many children who have similar dreams but there was one important difference between them and little Ryan — he was serious about it. He diligently studied the way his favorite radio DJs talked and copied their voice, intonation and style. He was fat, wore braces and glasses and was a subject of teasing and mockery, but Ryan was too ambitious to let this crush his dreams.
Already at the age of 16 Ryan won internship at WSTR FM radio station and was trained in the many aspects of radio. His very first broadcast was unexpected: a regular DJ got sicked and Ryan was asked to replace him. This put put the beginning of his broadcasting career. He went on to study journalism but left the university at the age of 19 and moved to Hollywood to seek for better opportunities.
While in Los Angeles, Seacrest began his television career. In mid 1990s he hosted
- ESPN’s Radical Outdoor Challenge,
- Gladiators 2000,
- Wild Animal Games,
and NBC Saturday Night at the Movies in 2000. However the most important development of his career is considered to be when he accepted to be a co-host of then new show called American Idol. As we all know, this show became hugely popular, putting Ryan Seacrest in the international spotlight. In 2009 Ryan Seacrest signed a deal to continue hosting the show for $45 million, which made him the highest paid reality television host.
However this show is not Ryan’s only gig. He produced other famous TV shows including
- Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,
- Keeping Up with the Kardashians,
- Kourtney and Kim Take New York,
- Kourtney and Kim Take Miami,
- Khloe and Lamar.
He also has another venture with Marc Cuban — Ryan Seacrest Media.
Besides television and radio work, Ryan is a philanthropist. In 2010 he launched Ryan Seacrest Foundation, a non-profit organization which is dedicated to inspire youth through entertainment and education.