How Many Jobs Does Ryan Seacrest Have? It's Actually Easier to Count How Many He DOESN'T Have
As those self-doubt-inducing elitists on Pinterest say, “You have as many hours in a day as Beyoncé.” But if you’re looking for an even more prolific approach to taking over the world with a freakish propensity for hard work, you might want to consider the revised motto, “You have as many hours in a day as Ryan Seacrest.” Consider your day today: You probably woke up, ate breakfast, set off on an eight- to nine-hour work day; after work maybe you'll go to the gym, make dinner, work on a passion project, but you definitely will not do all three. What are you, a god? That's a good day!
Now consider Ryan Seacrest's Wednesday: He wakes up and records his daily radio show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, from 5 AM to 10 AM (PT); he might visit the sets of any of the eight shows, both reality and scripted, he's currently executive producing; he most definitely has to fit in working out; he likely checks in with his philanthropy, which has two centers for seriously ill and injured children in two different children's hospitals; he prepares for upcoming gigs like hosting the red carpet for the iHeart Radio Awards on May 1; and all before he arrives at the American Idol studios in time to host the two-hour live show at 6 PM (PT). He does it all with a smile, charm, and serious professionalism — no one in the game right now hosts like Seacrest, especially not even Dunkleman. So as E! takes a look at his most consistent gig tonight on Best Moments: On Air with Ryan Seacrest, which airs at the exact same time as Seacrest hosts his longest-running gig, American Idol, it only seems appropriate to to take a look at the many jobs that reportedly earn him $61 million annually, and what each one is bringing to his particular brand of world-dominating table.
The Money Maker: Radio Host
Seacrest's current $25 million deal with Clear Channel includes his daily five-hour morning show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest and the iconic weekly program, American Top 40, which he took over from Casey Kasem 10 years ago. In addition to being the most recognizable radio host on air today, Seacrest is in talks with the longtime radio partner to increase his role in Clear Channel, hosting and producing more within its younger iHeart Radio brand. That means more money and probably more up close and personal time with One Direction.
The Mainstay: American Idol Host
Seacrest has been hosting America's biggest singing competition for 13 seasons, since 2002. Though ratings have been steadily decreasing and the show's travel schedule makes it difficult for Seacrest to maintain his six other jobs, American Idol catapulted his huge success in show business, and that sense of loyalty has kept him on board as he's gotten even bigger than the show, and has him close to signing a new deal to stay on for two more years.
The Man Behind the Curtain: TV Executive Producer
Seacrest is has over 75 producing credits to his name, and this year alone will executive produce eight TV series: Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons, Shahs of Sunset, I Wanna Marry Harry (seriously), How I Rock It, Webheads, Mixology and Shades of Blue with Jennifer Lopez — and two TV specials — Live from the Red Carpet: iHeart Radio, and E! Live from the Red Carpet.
The Entrepreneur: Investor
In addition to his aforementioned work with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, Seacrest founded his production company, Ryan Seacrest Productions, in 2006, and his investment group, Seacrest Global Group, has become increasingly active in investing in media companies and start-ups like Civic Entertainment Group, Pinterest, FlightCar, and smartphone accessory company TYPO. In 2015, he'll also launch a new tailored clothing collection, Ryan Seacrest Distinction, at Macy's.
The Glitz: Red Carpet Host
Just as he walked away from E! News two years ago, Seacrest is now ready to walk away from some of his red carpet hosting duties at E! since his long-term deal with them ended this March. But he will continue to have a producing and more minimal hosting relationship with umbrella company NBCUniversal.
The Glory: Dick Clark New Year’s Rockin' Eve Host
After Dick Clark's death in 2012, Dick Clark Productions announced that Seacrest would be taking over the hosting gig in an unspecified multi-year deal. Though only a once-a-year job, it's probably Seacrest's most iconic gig, and like Clark, just might be his most long-lasting position.