Rush Limbaugh is a U.S based conservative radio host, a media personality and a conservative political commentator. He is among the most popular and highest paid radio talk show hosts globally. With around 13 million cumulative weekly audiences he is the most listened radio host in America.
Today he is ranked on position 11 on the list of highest earning celebrities in the world taking home around $84 million as a salary. With all that said one would be tempted to ask exactly what’s Rush Limbaugh net worth as of 2018? Well, stay put as we take you thorough Rush Limbaugh net worth fortune and an extra few things you probably don’t know about Rush Limbaugh.
Rush Limbaugh hails from Cape Girardeau, Missouri where he was born in 1951. His father, Rush Hudson Limbaugh was a military pilot and a lawyer while his mother, Mildred Carolyn was a housewife from Searcy, Arkansas. He studied and certified from Cape Girardeau, Missouri Central High School in 1969. He later went to Southeast Missouri State University but dropped out to chase his passion.
Today, Rush is a husband to Kathryn Rogers whom he married in 2010. Beforehand, he had been in three other marriages where he divorced in all and had no kids.
He started off his career in 1972 as a DJ where he played on the WIXZ radio and in his shows, he called himself, Jeff Christie. He moved to KQV radio, but he was sacked later and lost hope in radio. After moving, Rush started working at a baseball league, Kansas City Royals in 1979. His comeback was in 1984 where he reappeared on media as a radio anchor at KFBK. After his success in the station, he relocated to do another radio program which debuted in 1988 where the show is now broadcasted in WOR (AM).
In 1990, Rush was acclaimed for having many listeners which was recorded in the ‘The New York Times’ magazine and in 2003 he got a performance as a football analyst with ESPN but retired after a while. He rose to prominence with ‘The Rush Limbaugh Show’ which was broadcasted globally on the EST FM and AM channels. The program had approximately 13.5 million auditors, and in the US the show became the most listened radio show in 2015.
Being in the media industry, he has also hosted TV shows although he adores radio more. Some of this shows include; ‘The Pat Sajak Show’, ‘Hearts Afire’, ‘The Drew Carey’ and ‘The ½ Hour News Hour’. Apart from his career, Rush is also an author who has written books like; The Way Things Ought to Be (1992), See, I Told You So (1993), Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims (2013) and Rush Revere and the First Patriots (2014).
On awards and achievements: Rush Limbaugh has received accolades such as the Marconi Radio Award, Media Excellence Awards, and in 2008 he was recognized by Human Events as their Man of the Year, inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame, into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, and into the Hall of Famous Missourians.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
Rush Limbaugh net worth stands at $580 million as of the day of writing. He is the highest paid radio host in the world and the 11th highest earning celebrity globally having a salary of $84 million a year. He signed a contract in 2008 that was to end in 2016 worth $400 million and now he is said to have signed another one that will see him finish his term in 2020. Much of Rush Limbaugh net worth fortune is from radio host and media works. Another source of Rush Limbaugh net worth is his businesses and endorsement deals that add a dollar to his fortune.
5 Facts You Need To Know About Rush Limbaugh
No one can dispute that Limbaugh is the guiding light of the modern conservative movement and though his popularity might be huge one can’t know everything about him. So here are a few things and facts that you probably don’t know about Rush Limbaugh.
1. What makes Limbaugh’s program entertaining is the hilarious song parodies which mock liberals and the opening song on the beginning of every hour “My City Was Gone”.
2. Andrew Breitbart was a liberal Democrat but has been converted to conservatism by Limbaugh.
3. Rush Revere is a book series meant for children but its Limbaugh’s.
4. He was addicted to pain medications.
5. He was once charged with prescription fraud.
Rush Limbaugh worth is as a result of his fame which has converted to him being the most listed radio host in America and since his contract has been extended to 2020 we can expect to hear more from him in 2018-2019.