Rush Limbaugh Net Worth, Money and More

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NET WORTH: $ 370 MILLION

Denigrate, Lampoon, Jeer, Denunciation are the words that run well through the blood of Rush Hudson Limbaugh III aka Rush Limbaugh. He is a preeminent host of the syndicated and most controversial radio talk show, “The Rush Limbaugh Show”. It is a Conservative American and highest rated talk radio show. Premiere Radio networks own distribution rights to the program. The listeners to the show are referred to as “Ditto-heads” who call Limbaugh as, “El Rushbo”. Few claim that the term is used to refer to the “blind followers” nature of the listeners.

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Why should I follow the crowd, the crowd should follow me!!!

Rush, born on 12th January, 1951 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, sticks well to the aforementioned epigram. He was never interested in following the tradition and believed in outshining himself. “Perhaps, if there was a black sheep in our family, it was me, because I never- I have never been a conformist”-Rush. He never had proclivity towards going school because according to him, it was something that everybody did whereas building up a career in radio was quite amusing. Though his father, Rush Limbaugh, Sr. wanted his son to have a more stabilized career but at the end the rebellious nature of Rush, Jr. won and he kindled the first candle of his aspiration when he worked as a deejay, with an on-air name as “Rusty Sharpe” for the local station KGMO (co-owned by his father)in 1967. Though he got himself enrolled in Southeast Missouri State University to comply with his parents’ desire but a crushing and an irresistible zeal had already struck Rush and it was the time when he had to shape that up.

Working as Jeff Christie in Pittsburgh’s and as Rush Limbaugh in Kansas City’s radio stations could not prove to be too sparkling. He was even fired several times owing to his highly outspoken and dogmatic nature apart from rude political comments, that he made. Ebbing career made him frustrated; he left the radio and started selling off tickets for Kansas City Royals baseball team.

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 When you have it, you get it

Norm Woodruff, a San Francisco radio executive was not less than an angel in Rush’s life. Woodruff insisted his friends, at Sacramento’s KFBK to hire Rush. Limbaugh’s career came back on track when he superseded Morton Downey Jr. and earned great popularity. Rush got to smash a real shot when Federal Communications Commission wanted the support of media (radio and television) to discuss both sides of political debates over annulling of Fairness Doctrine. As the time passed by, Limbaugh’s flair of humor, sarcasm and authoritative voice were getting increasingly popular and profitable. Rush then made a rush and signed with ABC Radio Network after leaving KFBK.

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Stir up the controversy,dude.. 

Limbaugh is a big time supporter of capital punishments, claims that global warming is all lie and makes anti-gay comments for which he was once booed and heckled. But his strong opposition to abortion was enough to spark a great controversy when he made pejorative comments about Sandra Kay Fluke. Sandra is an American attorney and a women’s rights activist. In February, 2012 she was advocating over the requirement of health insurance to cover contraception mandate. Her testimony drew mass’s attention when Limbaugh called her, “slut” and a “prostitute” on-air. This happened when a third-year Georgetown Law student was denied with the opportunity to testify, in support of insurers covering the cost of contraception.

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There were series of backfires from both the sides. Limbaugh’s probably the most exasperating statement was, “I want her to make sex tapes and post them online” added with a speculation, “She might have a problem paying for contraception as she was having so much of sex“. Sandra in defense said that, “The attempts to silence women have clearly failed and that it is a smear to distract from meaningful policy discussions”. Such outrageous comments by Limbaugh provoked nation and many supporters and advertisers of Limbaugh show pulled off their spots. Limbaugh did issue an apology but maintained his opposition to contraception funding.

The unstoppable

Rush Limbaugh is famous for his myriads of comments, out of them the top 5 racist quotes go as follows.

  • “Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?”
  • “Right. So you go into Darfur and you go into South Africa, you get rid of the white government there. You put sanctions on them. You stand behind Nelson Mandela- who was bankrolled by communists for a time, had the support of certain communist leaders. You go to Ethiopia. You do the same thing.”
  • “Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.”
  • “The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies.”
  • “They’re 12 percent of the population. Who the hell cares?”

 

I just don’t talk, I write too

Rush is one of those famous hosts, who believes in being multitasking. After being heard on 600 stations nationwide, Rush had pen down his first book, “The Way Things Ought To Be” in 1992, that reveals the major influences on his life and views, and blasts off on all the leading issues of our day. In this, he holds on subjects such as Anita Hill, The Homeless Fraud, The Media and many others. In addition to this, he proves himself to be an epitome of mortality and virtue.

Limbaugh made his first book to the top of the bestseller list and after staying there for eight months, he planned to show no mercy to the Democrats and Liberals, which was blatant from his second book, “See, I Told You So”. This book got published in the year, 1993. His recent work includes the publishing of his third book, in 2013, “The Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims”. The story revolves around a character named, Rush Revere, who travels back in time and experiences American history. Through this book he satiates his long time desire to make American history come to life.

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Wow!! What a count!!!!

Rush, the highest paid syndicated radio host, has a net worth of $ 370 million with an annual salary of $ 70 million. He is a majority owner of his radio show who draws the attention 14 million listeners that touched the pinnacle of 20 million in 2003. An incredible count, which was enough to fetch him $ 800 million, 8 year contract with Clear Channel. Rush broadcasts his show from a $ 26 million ocean front home in West Palm Beach, which has 7 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and an elevator. He also owns a penthouse condo in Manhattan. Limbaugh, apart from his love for big homes and fine cars, is also known for his charitable work, including an annual telethon for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Moving on from a long list of luxuries, Rush had good number of wives too!! Rush did not get married for once, twice or thrice but for “4” times. His first wife, Roxy Maxine McNeely, was a sales secretary at Kansas City Radio station. She was divorced, after three years of their marriage, under grounds of incompatibility. His second wife, Michelle Sixta, was an usher at the Royals’ Ball Park, who was divorced after 5 years. He met his third spouse; Marta Fitzgerald through CompuServe’s dating service. She was also divorced after 10 years of their marriage. Rush Limbaugh tied the marriage knot for the fourth time, in June 2010, with Kathryn Elizabeth Rogers. She was a VIP liaison, who met Limbaugh at celebrity golf tournament.

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Achievements

  • Limbaugh received, “Marconi Radio Award” for “Syndicated Radio Personality of the Year” for four years, 1992, 1995, 2000 and 2005.
  • He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1993 and into the Hall Of Famous Missourians in 2012.
  • He was selected as one of America’s top 10 most fascinating people of 2008.
  • The conservative magazine, “Human Events”, announced Limbaugh as their “Man of the Year”.
  • Limbaugh was awarded the inaugural “William F. Buckley, Jr.” award for Media Excellence.

When we talk about Rush Hudson Limbaugh III, the talks would never stop and the list will go on and on and on.

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