Who is the highest-paid reality host on television?

Q: Who is the highest-paid reality host on American television?

A: One of the regular celebrities on American Idol. Is the AI judge Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul or Randy Jackson the highest-paid on reality television?

Nope. With a new contract that's worth a reported $45 million over three years, the distinction goes to Ryan Seacrest, who seems to have undisputably earned the title Hardest-Working Man in Entertainment.

Paula Abdul hasn't yet been signed to return for the new season, Simon Cowell is in negotiations to renew his contract, and Randy Jackson is attached to the show till 2011.