Quick Facts Ryan Seacrest

  • NameRyan Seacrest
  • Birth NameRyan John Seacrest
  • FatherGary Lee Seacrest
  • MotherConstance Marie Zullinger
  • NationalityAmeriacn
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionRadio personality
  • Net Worth$ 250 million
  • Salary$ 62 Million
  • Eye ColorHazel
  • Hair ColorDark-Brown
  • Weight in KG69 kg
  • GirlfriendJulianne Hough
  • EducationDunwoody High School (1993), University of Georgia, Kennesaw State University
  • AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award
  • MoviesShrek Forever After
  • TV ShowThe Million Second Quiz
  • SiblingsMeredith Seacrest
  • Birth PlaceAtlanta, Georgia, U.S

Ryan Seacrest is an American television host and radio personality. He is mainly known for hosting American Idol, America top 40, and On-Air with Ryan Seacrest.


Seacrest was born on December 24, 1974, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. His birth name is Ryan John Seacrest. He was born to a homemaker Constance Marie and a real estate lawyer Gary Lee Seacrest. When he was 14 years old he studied at Dunwoody High School. He was awarded an internship at WSTR in Atlanta. He was 16 years old then. While he was at WSTR, he was given the weekend overnight shift. Until graduation in 1992, he worked at WTSR. In fall 1992 he joined the University of Georgia to study journalism. When he was 19 years old, he left the university to pursue his broadcasting career and  moved to Hollywood.


Seacrest started hosting ESPN’s Radical Outdoor Challenge 1st season in 1993. From 1994-96 he hosted Gladiators 2000, in 1995 he hosted Wild Animal Games and in 1997 he hosted Wild Animal Games. He then appeared as the host of the game show “The Final Proof” on Beverly Hills, 90210. He also has hosted The NBC Saturday Night Movie. He then hosted a reality TV program Ultimate Revenge in 2001. In 2002 he started co-hosting American Idol with comedian Brian Dunkleman. He became famous through American Idol. The reality show was seen by 26 million viewers weekly and increased the show popularity. He became famous all around the world. 

He then hosted American Juniors in 2003. In 2009 he signed a deal with CKX for $45 million and continued to host American Idol. He became the highest paid reality TV host. He then signed two-year deal for $30 million to host American Idol in April 2012. He became the executive producer and co-host of Dic Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve in August 2005. Late the show was named Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest in 2009. After the death of Dick Clark, with Fergie and Jenny McCarthy he hosted 2013 edition of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. He signed a contract with Dick Clark Productions in October 2013 and became executive producer and a host of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Seacrest became the host of the radio program American Top 40 in January 2004.

He signed 3 year deal with US cable channel E! for $21 million in January 2006. He hosted as well as produced various programs which include E! News. He also launched Ryan Seacrest Productions in the same year. He made Adam Sher, his longtime William Morris Agent, as CEO in August 2008. He then signed a deal with NBCUniversal in April 2012. He remained managing editor for E! News. He also has produced Keeping Up with the Kardashians which is the highest rated show. He also has hosted Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, Khloe and Lamar and Kourtney and Kim Take New York. He also has produced Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.


Ryan Seacrest dated Julianne Hough, a professional dancer, actress, and singer. She is known for competing in Dancing with the Stars. On March 15, 2013, it was announced that they ended the relationship after being together as girlfriend and boyfriend for over two years.

Seacrest returned to the University of Georgia to give advice to alumni and receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on 14 May 2016.  His net worth is $65 million dollars as of 2016.

He is the founder of the nonprofit Ryan Seacrest Foundation in 2010. He named Selena Gomez as Ambassador to the Foundation in April 2012.