The mesmerizing voice one hears in the radio program ‘American Top 40’ belongs to Ryan Seacrest. Ryan is an anchor, movie-maker, businessman and charismatic radio presenter by profession. His heart and soul belongs to the World of Radio and the small screen. Ryan has been famous for hosting shows such as ‘American Idol’. He has lent his voice for ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ radio show.
Ryan Seacrest Early Life
Ryan came into this world on Christmas Eve 24th December in the year 1974. His provenance is Atlanta, Georgia. His father, Gary Lee Seacrest was a legal adviser for real estate. His mother, Constance Marie was a homemaker. Ryan’s father served as a Lieutenant in the US Army. When children of his age were playing with Cowboys and Indians, Ryan was doing something different. He was always seen holding a little microphone and doing shows in the home. Since childhood, he was more inclined towards being a radio jockey rather than playing with toys.
Ryan has studied in the Dunwoody High School. While he was in high school, Ryan’s childhood interest took a step ahead in turning reality. This was when he was awarded an internship with Tom Sullivan at WSTR, FM. Tom trained Ryan and taught him about all facets of the radio. When one of the DJs working there fell sick, Ryan was allowed to be on Air for the first time. Thereafter, he got a job there of working in the overnight shift at weekends.
Ryan decided to continue with the job until he finishes his education which did in the year 1992. Thereafter, Ryan went to pursue journalism at the University of Georgia. He remained active with his radio shows and continued performing at the local Athens station. However, Ryan’s inclination towards broadcasting led him to quit the University and he shifted to Hollywood. Later, the University of Georgia awarded Ryan with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.
Ryan Seacrest appeared in The Howard Stern Show. There, he disclosed his unstable relationship with Sara Jean Underwood. Later in the year 2010, he got into a relationship with Julianne Hough who was a proficient dancer and singer. This relationship went on for two years after which they separated. From the year 2017, Ryan has been dating Shayna Taylor.
An erstwhile wardrobe stylist alleged Ryan of sexual harassment which he denied. An investigation was going on but later it was closed as there was a lack of evidence against Ryan.
Ryan launched a non-profit organization named Ryan Seacrest Foundation comprising ten centers in the year 2010. He chose Selena Gomez as the ambassador for the foundation in the year 2012. This foundation got in partnership with the Altana Braves in the year 2017 to advertise Sun Trust Park.
Ryan’s Age & Physic
Ryan is 45 years old as of now. He is 1.73 m tall and weighs around 69 kg.
Ryan Seacrest Career
Ryan’s official career began in the year 1993. He got employed at the ESPN for anchoring the ‘Radical Outdoor Challenge’. He enthusiastically hosted three shows intended for kids namely ‘Gladiators 2000’, ‘Wild Animal Games’ and ‘Click’. He hosted these shows from the year 1994 to 1997. He hosted the ‘Lover’s Lane’ on Beverly Hills and ‘The Final Proof’. While presenting the show ‘The NBS Saturday Night Movie’, he used to shoot three movie questions to the audiences. This was asked during the commercial breaks which if they answer correctly, they used to win prizes. TNN channel hired him for hosting the reality TV show ‘Ultimate Revenge’. In this show, some realistic jokes were played upon people. These jokes were brought on by their relatives and friends.
Ryan was offered a co-hosting position with comedy actor Brian Dunkleman in the reality show ‘American Idol’ in the year 2002. However, Ryan hosted the show alone in the following year. Ryan started getting fame when the show viewers increased to around 26 million weekly. In the year 2003, he hosted the prequel show, American Juniors. Ryan’s humor and presentation got him attached to the show until the end of its run. He hosted the show until the year 2016.
In the year 2005, Ryan became the executive producer of ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Also, he co-hosted it along with Dick Clark. By the year-end, Ryan was seen doing all the hosting duties as Dick was recovering from a stroke at that period. He did an alternative hosting on ‘Larry King Live’ telecasted on CNN. Also, he co-presented the show’s final part along with Bill Maher.
In 2009, Dick Clark’s show was renamed to Ryan Seacrest to remark Ryan’s role. After Clark’s death, Ryan decided to pay tribute to his mentor and hence, he hosted the show’s 13th edition dedicated to Clark. Ryan presented it along with Jenny McCarthy and Fergie. Ryan signed a multi-year agreement extension with Dick Clark’s Productions. In this contract, he decided on continuing his presence on the show as an anchor and executive producer. The year 2020 completed Ryan’s 15 years on the show.
Kelly Ripa was hosting a show along with Michael Strahan. However, at a point, Michael detached himself from the show. That’s when Ryan got associated with Kelly Ripa in the year 2017. He became a permanent co-host on the show ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’. He was also the executive producer on the show.
Hosting American Idol was the best opportunity Ryan was blessed with as it made him a giant international celebrity. This show also made him one of the finest hosts and executive producers. Ryan was the man behind the popular reality shows like ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ and ‘It’s complicated’. He never stopped here and went on to hosting red carpet events like Emmys and the Oscar Awards.
He presented the radio program ‘American Top 40’ in the year 2004, which was earlier done by Case Kasam. In the same year, Ryan replaced Rick Dees and went on to become a presenter of the Los Angeles Radio Station KIIS-FM. Rick Dees had hosted this morning show for a long time.
Ryan Seacrest Net Worth
Ryan decided on a salary of $45 million for keeping on with the American Idol hosting in the year 2009. This figure made Ryan the richest TV anchor of that time. Again in the year 2012, Ryan agreed on a $30 million deal for hosting the show for two more years. This deal kept revising until the show came to its end.
It is believed that Ryan was renting a six-story mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for a monthly $75,000 in 2017. Ryan has his permanent residence at Beverly Hills worth $36.5 million which he purchased from Ellen DeGeneres.
To date, Ryan’s net worth is predicted to be around $430,000,000 ($430 million).
Chasing childhood dreams with passion and working hard towards transforming them into a reality is what Ryan teaches us.Last modified: April 22, 2020