Rush Hudson Limbaugh was an American conservative political analyst who hosted The Rush Limbaugh Show from 1988 until his death in 2021. The Rush Limbaugh Show was initially broadcast in 1984 and was nationally syndicated on AM and FM radio stations.
Rush Limbaugh’s net worth is $600 million as of May 2022, according to Forbes, compared to $84.5 million in 2018.
As a result, he became one of the world’s highest-paid celebrities.
Furthermore, Rush’s radio host pay is estimated to be approximately $85 million.
Limbaugh’s show has over 15.5 million weekly listeners, according to Talkers Magazine.
He made money by publishing books in addition to becoming a radio personality.
Rush has seven New York Times best-selling novels to his credit, including See, I Told You So and The Way Things Should Be.
Rush Limbaugh was born on January 12, 1951, to Rush Hudson Limbaugh Jr. and Mildred Carolyn (Armstrong) Limbaugh in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. His father was an attorney and a World War II fighter pilot for the United States. Limbaugh was a football player at Cape Girardeau Central High School.
He received his first radio job at KGMO-AM, a local Cape Girardeau radio station when he was 16 years old. Rusty Sharpe was his air name. He attended Southeast Missouri State University after graduating from high school in 1969. He dropped college after two semesters, failing every class since he was solely interested in radio.
What were Rush Limbaugh’s salary and net worth?
Rush Limbaugh has had a fantastic career from radio host to a political analyst. In 1993, he was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame, and in 1998, he was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Similarly, he has won the National Association of Broadcasters’ Marconi Award for Excellence in Syndicated and Network Broadcasting five times.
In terms of net worth, Rush was also one of the most well-paid and well-known conservative pundits in American media. His estimated net worth is about $600 million.
Rush Limbaugh began working as a DJ after graduating from college. WIXZ hired him as a disc jockey. He transferred to KQV in Pittsburg in 1973. In 1974, he was sacked and began working for different radio stations. He became the promotions director for the Kansas City Royals baseball team in 1979.
In 1984, he returned to radio talk shows as a host for Sacramento’s KFBK. He launched his national radio show in New York in 1988. His radio show relocated to WOR in 2014. (AM). Limbaugh joined ESPN as a pro football analyst in 2003.
Since 1998, his broadcast, ‘The Rush Limbaugh Show,’ has been syndicated. From 1992 to 1996, it also featured a television adaption of ‘Rush Limbaugh.’ He’s also featured on the ‘Late Show with David Letterman,’ ‘Hearts Afire,’ ‘The Drew Carey Show,’ and ‘Family Guy,’ among others.
Rush Limbaugh joined ‘The Pat Sajak Show’ as a guest presenter. ‘The 1/2 Hour News Hour’ has also featured him. He appeared in the 1995 film “Forget Paris.” He is the author of many publications, including “See, I Told You So” and “The Way Things Ought to Be.”
Rush Limbaugh was made an honorary member of the United States House of Representatives in 1994. The Marconi Radio Award was bestowed upon him by the National Association of Broadcasters in 2014. Limbaugh was elected to the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1993.
He was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Broadcasters in 1998. In 2007, he received the William F. Buckley, Jr. Award. He was selected Man of the Year by Human Events magazine in the same year. In 2014, the Children’s Book Council named him the author of the year.
Rush Limbaugh was homosexual and married to Florida party planner Kathryn Rogers. They married on June 5, 2010, after dating for several years. He has already been married three times.
Rush’s first marriage was to Roxy Maxine Mc Neely, a radio station sales secretary. On September 24, 1977, he married at the age of 26. They divorced on July 10, 1980, owing to ‘incompatibility.’ He married Michelle Sixta on May 27, 1994, after that.
Rush lived in a $26 million oceanfront house in West Palm Beach in his senior years. There are 7 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, and an elevator in the house. He also had a Manhattan penthouse property on Fifth Avenue.