Ryan Seacrest Net Worth 2022 (Forbes) – Salary, Income, Earnings

Ryan Seacrest Net Worth 

Ryan Seacrest has an estimated net worth of $450 million. Ryan Seacrest is known for hosting the popular televised competition ‘American Idol,’ the annual TV special ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ and the radio program ‘American Top 40.’ In 2017, he became co-host of ‘Live with Kelly & Ryan.’ He earns most of his income from his television shows and movies. 

Ryan Seacrest was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1974 and decided to pursue a career in radio at an early age. In the mid-1990s, Seacrest moved to Los Angeles, California, where he started a popular afternoon radio show. 

His career really took off when he became host of American Idol in 2002 and joined the annual broadcasts of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve three years later. Seacrest, who continues to serve as a producer and host in various capacities, began co-hosting the show Live with Kelly & Ryan with Kelly Ripa in 2017.

To calculate the net worth of Ryan Seacrest, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: Ryan Seacrest
Net Worth: $450 Million
Monthly Income: $5 Million
Annual Salary: $75 Million
Source of Wealth: Voice Actor, Actor, Screenwriter, Presenter, Television producer, TV Personality, Film Producer, Radio personality, Writer

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Early Life and Education

Born on December 24, 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia, popular radio and television star Ryan John Seacrest has also made a name for himself behind the scenes as a producer of reality shows such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians TV. 

From a young age, he showed interest in becoming a radio disc jockey. Seacrest listened to DJs like Casey Kasem and Rick Dees as a child, studying and copying the way they spoke during their broadcasts. American Bandstand host Dick Clark was another important early influence.

At Dunwoody High School, “Seacrest wore braces and glasses and was fat and got teased about it,” he once told The New York Times. “But I was always very ambitious.” His first job in broadcasting was making announcements at school. 

Then Seacrest managed to land an internship at a radio station in Atlanta, which led to his first on-air gig. He stayed with the station while attending the University of Georgia.

Radio Star

In the mid-1990s, Seacrest relocated to Los Angeles. There he started a popular afternoon show called Ryan Seacrest for the Ride Home, which ran until 2004. In 2003, Seacrest launched a syndicated show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest. The following year he took over hosting American Top 40 for one of his idols, Casey Kasem.

Although he has become a television star and producer, Seacrest continues to be a radio presence. He continues to host On Air with Ryan Seacrest and American Top 40, in addition to his more recent roles.

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Television personality

‘American Idol’

After moving to Los Angeles, Seacrest began to appear in front of the cameras. In the 1990s, he hosted Radical Outdoor Challenge on ESPN and the syndicated children’s show Click. In 2002, Seacrest landed his first major television job on the singing competition show American Idol. In the first season, he co-hosted Idol with Brian Dunkleman, but in subsequent seasons he was the sole host and became a stabilizing force as the show went through numerous judge changes. After Idol ended on Fox in 2016, Seacrest returned as host when the show returned to the air in 2018 on ABC.

‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’

Seacrest fulfilled a lifelong dream in 2005 when he began working with Dick Clark on his annual New Year’s Eve special, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. At that time, he began hosting the cable entertainment show E! News – a position he held until 2011. After Clark’s death in 2012, Seacrest took over as host of New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

In 2012, Seacrest signed several contracts to remain in front of the camera in the coming years. He signed for several more seasons of American Idol and signed a contract with NBC Universal.

As part of his agreement with NBC Universal, Seacrest helped cover the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Seacrest also briefly hosted the game show The Million Second Quiz in September 2013 and the short-lived reality series Knock Knock Live in July 2015. 

‘Live with Kelly & Ryan’

In 2017, Seacrest became co-host of ABC’Live with Kelly & Ryan’ alongside Kelly Ripa. Seacrest, who joined Live after Michael Strahan left the show to become host on Good Morning America, received an Emmy nomination the following year for his new gig.

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Behind the Scenes

In addition to his role in front of the cameras and behind the microphone, Seacrest has created a number of popular TV programs. Through Ryan Seacrest Productions, he has helped bring Kim Kardashian and her family to reality fame with Keeping Up the Kardashians TV, as well as spin-offs such as Kourtney & Kim Take New York.

Working with chef Jamie Oliver, Seacrest was involved in the production of Food Revolution (2010-11). Seacrest won an Emmy Award for the show.

In 2012, Seacrest formed a new company called Ryan Seacrest Media (RSM) with Mark Cuban, Creative Artists Agency and AEG. In the summer of 2012, RSM launched a new pop culture and entertainment focused TV channel called AXS TV.

Personal Life

Seacrest has dated numerous Hollywood women, including Renée Hall, Sophie Monk and Teri Hatcher. He was involved with entertainer Julianne Hough for three years, but they broke up in 2013. 

In 2017, a former stylist at E! named Suzie Hardy accused Seacrest of sexual misconduct. The network then conducted an independent investigation into the allegations before reporting that it found “insufficient evidence to support the claims.”

The following February, Seacrest took a stand on the allegations in a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter, steadfastly maintaining his innocence. Hardy, however, stood by her claims and described her encounters with the media personality in more detail in an article for Variety later that month.

Seacrest then issued another strong denial: “This person who has accused me of terrible things has offered me multiple times to withdraw her allegations if I pay her millions of dollars. I have refused,” he said in a statement. “I do not want to accuse anyone of not telling the truth, but in this case I have no choice but to again deny the allegations against me, remind people that I have been barred from any wrongdoing, and file the matter.

Seacrest dated chef Shayna Taylor for eight years before splitting in the spring of 2020.

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American Idol host Ryan Seacrest signed a $45 million contract in July 2009, making him the highest-paid reality show host on TV at the time. In April 2012, he signed a two-year, $30 million contract for being the host of American Idol. In May 2014, it was reported that Seacrest had signed a one-year contract with an option for another year.

He also signed a multi-year contract worth over $10 million for the reboot of American Idol at ABC.

His annual salary is estimated to be $74 million between June 2017 and June 2018. It dropped to $72 million between June 2018 and June 2019. From 2019 to 2020, he only earned $60 million.


Ellen DeGeneres bought a Beverly Hills home from “Will & Grace” creator Max Mutchnick in 2007 for $29 million. According to reports, Max asked Ellen if she wanted to buy the house after viewing it one day. 

Ellen accepted Max’s offer at a price that was double what he paid. In 2011, Ellen sold the house to Ryan for $36.5 million. 

A year later, he bought the property next door for $2 million. Currently, the 9,200-square-foot home sits on 2.87 acres with nine bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a pool, two attached guest houses, a separate three-bedroom home, and lush gardens. 

Interestingly, Max Mutchnick got in touch after Ryan became owner, explaining that he regretted not completing the renovation and design years earlier. So Ryan hired Max to complete the renovation. In November 2020, Ryan listed the home for $85 million.

According to reports, Ryan Seacrest rented a Manhattan townhouse in 2017 for $75,000 per month. The mansion has an area of 11,000 square feet.

Outside of Los Angeles, Ryan owns properties in Napa, California, New York City and Italy.

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Ryan Seacrest Quotes

I am looking forward to being part of the E! team. This unique opportunity allows my company to take the next step in providing multimedia content.

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Part of wearing a tee is saying, ‘I’m comfortable and casual.’

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Trust me, if I were gay I’d be getting more action than I’m getting now.

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Some people meet people in the grocery store, but I get my tomatoes and I’m out.

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When I was 10, 11, 12 years old, I would pretend to be on the radio. I bought a mixer and these big, ugly headphones and I would literally broadcast the cassette tapes in my bedroom.

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I literally get up and get to do the one thing I dreamed about doing every day. And that is being a part of a television show and a radio show that is based in Hollywood.

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Look, a lot of women would be turned off with hearing me say how hot I think Brad Pitt is! Know what I mean? So I probably don’t help my cause.

Ryan Seacrest


My parents would always have us, as many times as we could, sit together for dinner and talk about what was happening in our lives, and so we created a great recipe where I could be completely honest with my mother and to an extent my father, being an attorney.

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As much as we all talk about the future and how so many things are merging, there is a simplicity that is crucial.

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