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The American Idol host was bringing home $15 million a year, but even when Idol was on hiatus he was still making $65 million a year. Behind the scenes, Seacrest executive produces 12 TV shows including Keeping up With the Kardashians (and all their spin-offs). Additionally, he has transformed his on-camera success into a lifestyle empire that includes popular fashion brand, Ryan Seacrest Distinction, a menswear brand he launched at Macy’s, which is on track to hit $50 million in retail sales in 2018. Between the fashion line and a new men’s skincare range that soft-launched in the fall, Seacrest has turned his success into men’s products by leveraging his public platforms, likability factor and a network of profitable connections.