Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest may easily be crowned the king and queen of morning shows with them having more than $450 million of combined net worth.
Ripa and Seacrest are the hosts of Live! and with all the projects this dynamic duo has been involved with, their salaries have sky-rocketed over the years.
In 2017, Forbes revealed that Ripa earned $18 million for Live! in 2016. Despite her whopping salary, she still did not make the list of highest-paid TV hosts last year since there is a 21-million dollar cut for a host to be included.
Aside from her stable gig on Live!, which she had been hosting since 2001, she also had other projects, including cameos on Ugly Betty and 30 Rock.
Ripa, who is the wife of actor Mark Consuelos, became famous after she was cast on the 90’s show, All My Children. She became a regular on the show, together with Consuelos, for more than ten years.
As for Seacrest, he earns an immense amount of $65 million as shared by Celebrity Net Worth. With all his hosting gigs from Live!, which he only landed in 2017, up to American Idol, it’s no surprise that Seacrest’s salary is more than triple of Ripa’s.
Seacrest had his big break when he became the host of American Idol in 2003. The hosting job on the famous singing competition paved the way for his other hosting gigs, like being E! Network’s go-to interviewer on big awards shows since 2006.
Apart from being a host on television, Seacrest also has a radio show called On Air with Ryan Seacrest.
He is also an executive producer on a number of shows. Perhaps the most famous one is Keeping Up With the Kardashians, starring Kim Kardashian-West, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, and their other family members.