From Today to The View, there seems to be an endless amount of options when it comes to watching morning television. Though Live! co-hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest have only been front and center on TV together for less than two years, the duo is easily the most valuable co-hosts, with a combined net worth of $450 million — but how do they stack up against each other?
While Kelly, 47, has been on the small screen since the '80s, her net worth comes in at $100 million, while 43-year-old Ryan, who has much less experience, is worth a whopping $350 million, according to AOL.
Kelly may be best known now for her morning show, but her breakout role dates back to the early '90s, as she starred in All My Children, a soap opera which she stayed with for more than a decade.
After leaving, the star went on to work with Regis Philbin on Live!, which is a spot she's secured since 2001. Since then, she's also had more than a dozen acting cameos, such as gigs on Ugly Betty and 30 Rock, and according to Forbes, she's currently earning over $15 million per year.
On the other hand, Ryan's Hollywood career didn't kick off until 2003, when he landed the hosting role for American Idol — a gig which led to a plethora of other jobs, as two years later, he landed the coveted spot to host New Year's Rockin' Eve alongside Dick Clark.
With all of Idol's success, Ryan received a hefty pay raise, with The Hollywood Reporter stating that his salary tripled in 2009, when he started making $15 million per season — which he earned until the show ended its 14-year run in 2016. The star is also returning for the show's reboot which kicks off next month, and he's reportedly banking somewhere between $10 and $15 million for the gig.
Ryan also became the go-to guy when it came to interviewing celebrities on the red carpet at major awards shows, which he has been doing for the E! Network since 2006. The busy star also makes time each day for his radio show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest and is an executive producer on several shows, including Keeping Up with the Kardashians. It wasn't until 2017 that Ryan landed the seat next to Kelly, which boosted his yearly total earnings to $58 million. Ka-ching!