As far as I’m concerned, Dick Clark is the O.G.H. (The Original Gameshow Host.) I mean, from the 10,000 Pyramid, to American Bandstand and of course, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve — he’s the man.
However, did you all see/read about Seacrest’s newest contract deal?
First off – may I remind you that the enigma that is Ryan Seacrest is only 34 years old. (He seems so much older to me.)
He just signed a contract with American Idol that will run through 2012 for $45 million dollars.
Yes, you read that correctly: $45 million dollars for approximately 3 years worth of work.
That’s $15 million a year.
The distribution of wealth in the U.S. is really somethin’.
And, I find it (somewhat) encouraging that people are getting paid that much for talking. Perhaps I shouldn’t have listened to all of my teachers throughout my school years and I would have a $45 million contract by now.
Who knew “excessive talkers*” could be so successful.
*Yep, I was a great student who moonlighted as an, “excessive talker” throughout all of my school years. Hee hee. Imagine that.