Ryan Seacrest Is Now $45 Million Richer
July 13, 2009 at 9:26 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL syndicated host and Top 40 KIIS-F (102.7 KISS FM)/LOS ANGELES morning man RYAN SEACREST has finalized a three-year deal, worth $15 million annually, to continue hosting "American Idol" and develop programming for "Idol" producer 19 ENTERTAINMENT, reports THE NEW YORK POST.
It's believed that the new deal, which triples SEACREST's salary, makes him the highest-paid reality host in TV history, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
In addition to hosting "Idol," SEACREST is the face of E!, where he hosts red-carpet coverage and produces "Keeping Up with the KARDASHIANS" and DENISE RICHARDS' reality series.
He's also producing JAMIE OLIVER's upcoming ABC reality show, and replaced CASEY KASEM as the voice of the "American Top 40" countdown show.
SEACREST also co-hosts ABC's NEW YEAR'S EVE shindig with DICK CLARK.