‘American Idol’ Judges ⁠Salary: How Much Do Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Ryan Seacrest Make?

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We know the current American Idol judges are talented and successful recording artists. But exactly how much is their net worth? Who is the richest of the three of them?

Let’s take a look at just how rich Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan are, including how much they reportedly make to appear on American Idol. And what about veteran host Ryan Seacrest? Get ready for your jaw to drop.

The ‘American Idol’ Judges’ Salary and Net Worth

What Is Katy Perry’s Net Worth and American Idol Salary?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Katy is currently worth $330 million. That includes earnings from music sales, tours, and endorsement deals. It also includes a reported $25 million salary for appearing on American Idol.

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In addition to judging and releasing music, Katy has also appeared in television shows and movies such as The Smurfs and has released multiple fragrances. In 2019, she reportedly sold two homes worth a combined $12.3 million.

What Is Lionel Richie’s Net Worth and American Idol Salary?

Celebrity Net Worth reports Lionel Richie’s net worth at $200 million. Lionel has been in the music business since the 1960s, most famously as part of the Commodores and with a successful solo career in the 1980s.

Lionel has sold over 90 million records throughout his career and has toured into the new millennium. That includes popular performances in countries like Morocco and Egypt. He reportedly makes a salary of $10 million on American Idol.

What Is Luke Bryan’s Net Worth and American Idol Salary?

Luke’s net worth is the lowest of the three judges, but it’s not too shabby at an estimated $140 million. The country star started off as a songwriter before releasing his debut album in 2007.

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Luke has sold over 7 million albums and gone on several tours over the years. He joined the American Idol judging panel along with Katy Perry and Lionel Richie in 2018, and reportedly makes $12 million for the job.

What Is Ryan Seacrest’s Net Worth and American Idol Salary?

American Idol‘s longtime host blows all three judges out of the water with his estimated net worth of $430 million. It’s easy to see why he’s worth so much, considering just how many jobs he has.

In addition to hosting Idol, Ryan has his own radio show, co-hosts Live with Kelly Ripa, and conducts red carpet interviews for E! at award shows like the Oscars. His annual salary is estimated at $75 million, including $10 million for American Idol.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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