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"Idol" Deal to Make $eacrest Richest-Ever Reality Host

New contract triples salary to $45 million over 3 years

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    The "American Idol" host signed a new deal with the parent company of the reality talent show that will reportedly triple his salary to $45 million for three seasons.

    Ryan Seacrest is No. 1 when it comes to richest-ever reality TV hosts.

    The "American Idol" host signed a new deal with the parent company of the reality talent show that will reportedly triple his salary to $45 million for three seasons and is said to make him the most moneyed reality host, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    The figure -- $15 million per year -- doesn't take into account his other profitable roles. He hosts the Ryan Seacrest Show on Hollywood radio station KIIS-FM every weekday and counts down Americans Top-40 songs on the weekends.

    He also is raking in dough from his producing gig on E! Entertainment's "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" reality show and serves as the co-anchor for the network's celeb news show.

    He also plans to produce an ABC reality show starring British chef, Jamie Oliver.

    Seacrest was ranked No. 44 on the Forbes magazine list of 100 most powerful celebrities, which uses salary and media attention as a barometer.

    The magazine, which released the list in June, said his salary was $38 million a year, though that did not take into account his new "Idol" contract.