Ryan Seacrest is a radio personality, television host, and producer. He is a host of the talent competition American Idol. Ryan Seacrest has been nominated for an Emmy award in the “Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program” category for his work on American Idol. He won a Daytime Emmy Award for co-hosting the 2005 Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade with Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa.
As a television producer, Ryan Seacrest has won an Emmy for the ABC show Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. On radio, Seacrest is host of On Air with Ryan Seacrest, his market-topping #1 nationally syndicated LA morning drive-time radio show for Clear Channel’s 102.7 KIIS-FM., as well as a nationally-syndicated Top 40 radio show. Seacrest hosted the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 16, 2007. Ryan Seacrest has extensive deals with brand heavyweights Proctor & Gamble, Coca-Cola and Microsoft, and has a strategic marketing and technology alliance with Eventful, Inc.
In 2006, Ryan Seacrest launched Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP), which has since become a television production powerhouse. In August 2008, Seacrest named his longtime William Morris Agent, Adam Sher, as C.E.O. of Ryan Seacrest Productions. Comcast had first-look rights for all Ryan Seacrest Productions shows through January 2012. Clear Channel acquired a minority stake in RSP in early 2012, but the company no longer has a first look deal with any network.
RSP produces the hit series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the highest-rated show on the E! network, and the spin-offs Khloe and Lamar, Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami. RSP also produced the Emmy Award-winning ABC reality series Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. RSP also produced two new reality series in 2012 including Melissa and Tye, which aired on CMT and Shahs of Sunset for Bravo. Bravo announced a second season pick-up of Shahs of Sunset on April 18, 2012, as the show generated solid ratings and lots of attention. RSP’s new show Married to Jonas premiered on August 19, 2012 on E! and was renewed for a second season, set to premiere in the spring of 2013.
In early 2012, Ryan Seacrest entered into a joint venture through a holding company, Ryan Seacrest Media, along with HDNet, AEG, and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to rebrand HDNet/HDNet Canada to launch AXS TV. AXS TV will debut in the summer of 2012, providing viewers with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to live concerts and music festivals, red carpet premieres, award shows, parties, pop culture events, and in-depth interviews with the people and artists who make live entertainment so uniquely fascinating.
On January 31, 2012, Thomas H. Lee Partners LP and Bain Capital LLC announced that they would commit up to $300M in capital to Ryan Seacrest Media to buy and develop companies, content and other properties.
How Ryan Seacrest Made His Money – Radio Personality and Television
Estimated Net Worth: $200 Million
Birthday: December 24, 1974
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