Who is Rush Limbaugh and what is net worth of him? Rush Limbaugh is the outspoken, conservative and popular host of the American radio talk show The Rush Limbaugh Show. The popular radio political commentator’s earnings in 2016 reached a whopping $79 million which was $13 million more from the data collected in 2014 by The Richest analyst team. At present, his annual income is $77 million which he gathers from his show. He is also known to have a lot of valuable assets some reaching even $450,000 and has signed multiple contracts.
The host of the ultra popular radio show The Rush Limbaugh Show, Rush Limbaugh was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on January 12, 1951, to Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Jr. and Mildred Carolyn. His full name is Rush Limbaugh III and the nationally belongs to the United States. He passed out his high school from Missouri Central High School and joined Southeast Missouri State University though he did not complete his studies.
Limbaugh got his break in radio while still in high school in 1967. He married four times and is divorced with all the wives. Limbaugh was married to his third wife Marta Fitzgerald for about 10 years and after he left her in 2004, he married Daryn Kagan, who was a Tv personality. He does not have any children.
Career: The host of the popular radio talk show got his break in radio while he was still a high school student. He was moving to Sacramento in the USA at that time during the 1980’s and was learning to perfect the politically oriented sarcasm that brought him national acclaim. In August 1988 he went to New York City where he started his own show.
Rush Limbaugh rose to fame as an opponent of Bill Clinton. By the year 1995 when a Republican majority entered into the House of Representatives led by Newt Gingrich, Limbaugh has already become the most renowned radio host in the United States. Rush Limbaugh made obvious about his impact on the culture and the intemperance with the attacks made on a female birth control advocate and law student.
In the 2000s the host reported that he was facing personal problems and in 2001, he admitted he was deaf. However, Limbaugh regained his hearing sense by undergoing cochlear implant in the same year.
Following his fame, Limbaugh made a lot of contracts which amounted to big amounts. In the year 2001, a contract was signed that would earn him $31.25 million yearly till 2008. Again, in 2008, Limbaugh signed a contract that would be extended till 2016 and the estimated worth of the contract were $400,000,000.
Rush Limbaugh Net Worth
Rush Limbaugh’s net worth is $520 million. It is not surprising going by the popular radio talk show which he hosts and the yearly contracts he invests in. The statistics of the research was made by analysing the yearly income; earn-outs, contracts, stock ownership and endorsements among many other financial data. In the near future, the figures are only going to rise.
Rush Limbaugh does have multiple assets which are all high in value. In the year 2009, he bought two penthouse apartments as a wedding gift for his ex-wife, Martha Fitzgerald which was worth $2,700,000. In 2013, the value of his black Maybach 57S was estimated $450,000 and in the same year, the total value of his Gulfstream G550 was estimated to be $54,000,000. At present, Limbaugh broadcasts his talk show from his oceanfront home located in West Palm Beach which is estimated $26 million.
Rush Limbaugh is benevolent and makes a huge contribution towards charity. In 2006, it was calculated that he raised $15,000,000 for the benefit of the yearly telethon for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. The society was launched in 2000. Again, in the year 2008, he pledged $400,000 towards the same society. Limbaugh and his ex-wife reportedly donated $100,000 to MC-LEF in 2011.
Rush Limbaugh has garnered huge fame and riches in his career. In 2012, he was listed as the most listened host of all talk shows by Talkers Magazine. During those days his program attracted weekly listeners that almost reached 15 million. His talk show is broadcasted worldwide and today he gets about 14 million listeners per week. The figures seemed to have slumped from the highest of 20 million listeners that he got in 2003, but that does nothing much to decrease his annual income. Though Limbaugh has undergone many ups and downs in his career, even losing his hearing sense at one point in time, he has overcome everything and currently he is the 59 richest man in the world according to Forbes.