Ryan Seacrest will be the host of “Wheel of Fortune” starting in September 2024.
But Seacrest has been spinning a Wheel of Fortune for years for his sister and his father.
I’ve written about this a lot, but it bears repeating: Seacrest pays his sister, Meredith, and father, Gary, fro his tax free Ryan Seacrest Foundation.
According to the Seacrest Foundation’s Form 990 tax filing for 2021, Meredith received $300,000 for her role as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. Dad Gary get $95,000 a year for legal work.
An actual Senior Director named Nicole Mead is paid $114,231 to run the foundation.
The Foundation’s purpose is set up radio broadcasting facilities in children’s hospitals. In 2021, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation made 11 donations of $10,000 each to children’s hospitals. That’s a third of what Meredith Seacrest Leach received in salary.
Seacrest likes to keep things in the family. Maybe when Vanna White get the boot, a niece or cousin can come in and turn the letters!