Born and raised in Atlanta, Ryan Seacrest is best known as the host of American Idol.
In 2003, he launched his own daily television entertainment show On-Air with Ryan Seacrest. Due to low ratings, the show was cancelled.
In January 2006, he signed a three-year, $21 million deal with E! to host and produce various programs, including E! News and its red carpet awards show coverage, under the title of managing editor.
He’s also responsible for producing hit shows including Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Bromance and Denise Richards: It’s Complicated.
Seacrest is viewed as the poster boy for meterosexuality and thus has led to numerous rumors of him being gay. Nevertheless, he has been linked to numerous Hollywood starlets including Teri Hatcher, Sophie Monk and, most recently, Julianne Hough.
He became the richest reality TV host in July 2009, inking a $45 million three-year deal with CKX.