Rush Limbaugh is a well-known American conservative political commentator who is also a radio talk show host. He is the host of ‘The Rush Limbaugh Show’. Limbaugh has been active in his career since he was 16 years old and used to work as a disc jockey. He is also an author and has penned many books.
Let’s find out how much is Rush Limbaugh’s net worth in 2018 And how did he managed to accumulate all the wealth and fame.
Rush Limbaugh Early Life
Rush Hudson Limbaugh III was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on January 12, 1951, to his parents Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Jr. and Mildred Carolyn “Millie” Limbaugh.
He completed his schooling in 1969 from Cape Girardeau, Missouri Central High School. He also went to Southeast Missouri State University but left it soon.
In 1977, Rush Limbaugh got married to Roxy Maxine McNeely. They divorced in 1980. He was married to Michelle Sixta from 1983 to 1990. He then got married to Marta Fitzgerald in 1994. The couple ended their relationship in 2004. In 2010, he got married to Kathryn Rogers.
Despite getting married four times, Limbaugh does not have any children of his own. In 2010, he became a judge in the Miss America beauty pageant.
Rush Limbaugh Career, Awards & Achievement
After leaving his college, Rush Limbaugh started to work as a DJ. He became the disc jockey for WIXZ. In 1973, he moved to KQV in Pittsburg. He got fired in 1974 and started to do works for several radio stations. In 1979, he became the promotions director of the baseball team Kansas City Royals.
He returned to radio talk show in 1984 and began to host in Sacramento’s KFBK. In 1988, he started his national radio show from New York. In 2014, his radio show moved to WOR (AM). In 2003, Limbaugh became a commentator of pro football on ESPN.
His show called ‘The Rush Limbaugh Show’ has been syndicated from 1998. It also had a television adaptation of ‘Rush Limbaugh’ from 1992 to 1996. He has also appeared on several other television shows like ‘Late Show with David Letterman’, ‘Hearts Afire’, ‘The Drew Carey Show’, and ‘Family Guy’.
Rush Limbaugh became the guest host of ‘The Pat Sajak Show’. He has also appeared in ‘The 1/2 Hour News Hour’. In 1995, he was seen in the movie ‘Forget Paris’. As an author, he has penned several books like ‘See, I Told You So’ and ‘The Way Things Ought to Be’.
In 1994, Rush Limbaugh became an honorary member of the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2014, the National Association of Broadcasters conferred him with the Marconi Radio Award. In 1993, Limbaugh was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. In 1998, he got inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. He has won the William F. Buckley, Jr. Award in 2007. In the same year, he was named as the Man of the Year by the Human Events magazine. He was also named as the author of the year by Children’s Book Council in 2014.
Net Worth of Rush Limbaugh
Rush Limbaugh has an estimated net worth of more than $500 million. He is one of the highest paid people in the United States. In 2008, his contract signing was worth $400 million. His earning in 2016 was $84 million. He is one of the highest earning celebrities in the world. In 2016, he signed another contract to extend his radio show till 2020. His wealth also comes from writing books, and he has written two New York Times best-seller books.
Rush Limbaugh is considered one of the most popular radio show hosts in the world. He has been active in his career for almost five decades. He is also a philanthropist and has been involved in many charitable works. He is known to have autoimmune inner ear disease.