What is Ryan Seacrest’s salary as an “American Idol” host?
Ryan Seacrest hosted ABC’s “American Idol” for 19 seasons and has been the show’s only longtime constant.
According to Business Insider, Seacrest is said to make around $ 10 million a year for his work as a host. It’s possible he has signed a new contract since this number was reported, however, as it has been some time since publication.
Seacrest took a bumpy ride to return to the series after its reboot. He was stuck in rounds of contract negotiations after not accepting ABC’s first offer, which caused them to raise what was originally offered to him.
Seacrest Joins Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Bobby Bones in “American Idol” Cast. Perry, Bryan and Richie are back from the judges while Bones is the returning internal mentor. Seacrest earns $ 15 million less per year than Perry, according to page six, which earns his salary at $ 25 million a year.
Read on to learn more about Ryan Seacrest’s salary and net worth.
Seacrest cut his salary when the show restarted
When “American Idol” was canceled on Fox, there was no certainty about the reboot once the rights were purchased by ABC. According to Hollywood journalist, Seacrest has been locked in negotiations with the show for months.
Before the show was picked up by ABC, Seacrest would make around $ 15 million a year for hosting “American Idol” on Fox.
Now, Seacrest’s contract, which he signed in 2017, was $ 10 million per year, a pay cut of $ 5 million per year to host the show. The contract, however, stipulated that Seacrest received credit as executive producer of the show, which The Hollywood Reporter described as “coveted.”
According to the same report, Judge Katy Perry signed a $ 25 million per year agreement to judge the competition, which resulted in Seacrest being initially only offered $ 5 million per year for its hosting services. Seacrest declined this offer.
Seacrest is also co-host of the syndicated morning show “Live with Kelly and Ryan” and now a former host and executive producer of “Live From the Red Carpet” by E!. ” Seacrest also produces other shows. On top of all this, he is the host and executive producer of his morning radio show “On Air with Ryan Seacrest”.
Seacrest’s net worth in 2020 is estimated at $ 450 million
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Seacrest has amassed a net worth of around $ 450 million by 2021. His annual salary, according to the website, is around $ 75 million in total.
In July 2009, Seacrest signed a deal with “American Idol” for $ 45 million. He was the highest paid reality TV host at the time. The deal was renewed for $ 30 million for two years in 2015.
Seacrest currently owns a home in Beverly Hills, which he purchased from day host Ellen Degeneres for $ 36.5 million. The house has 9,200 square feet and sits on over 2.5 acres of land. It has nine bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a swimming pool, two guest houses and a separate three bedroom house. It would also have lush gardens.
Tune in to “American Idol” on ABC on Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET / PT to see Seacrest host this season.
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