Ryan Seacrest’s name is synonymous with success in the entertainment industry. America will ring in the New Year with him as he hosts Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest tonight. In 2005, he became the show’s executive producer and cohost, and the nation welcomes him into their living rooms each December 31.
As we celebrate with him, let’s look into the most fascinating facts about his life.
His Many Jobs
There is a running joke in Hollywood that Seacrest cannot sit still. In fact, in December, Jimmy Kimmel challenged him to sit without doing anything for one minute. Watch the video here.
The 40-year-old has jobs that span from hosting music and reality shows to producing television series. He is the host of On Air with Ryan Seacrest, a morning radio show taped in L.A., and American Top 40, where, each week, he counts down the 40 most popular songs in America. He earned two Emmy nominations for hosting FOX’s American Idol, which begins its fourteenth season on January 7. As far as producing goes, his company, Ryan Seacrest Productions, is well known for creating Keeping Up With the Kardashians and countless others.
His Staggering Net Worth
Forbes listed him as number 31 in their list of the World’s Most Powerful Celebrities, detailing his 2014 earnings as $65 million. Celebrity Net Worth reported that his net worth is $300 million.
His Countless Girlfriends
So who does Seacrest share all this money and power with? The millionaire just broke up with his latest girlfriend, model Shayna Taylor. For years, the host has had a string of model/actress girlfriends. His longest relationship as of late, which lasted close to three years, was with Dancing with the Stars host and professional dancer, Julianne Hough. Most of his relationships are short lived and seemingly passionless, sparking rumors that Seacrest may be gay.
As far as who he will be kissing when the ball drops at midnight, Seacrest’s cohost, Jenny McCarthy told E!News that she will be arranging it. “Now I have to do that, I promise you. I think Taylor Swift would be perfect,” she said.