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Rush Limbaugh Net Worth, Early Life, Career, Personal Life And More

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Rush Limbaugh was an American radio host, political commentator, and a TV host. Rush is best known for being the host of the famous radio show The Rush Limbaugh Show. The show aired on FM and AM radio stations from 1988 till the time of his death. Rush passed away on February 17, 2021. He was 70 at the time of his death. He was suffering from advanced lung cancer.

Salary and Net Worth

Rush Limbaugh had a net worth of $600 million when he died. Rush was one of the highest-paid radio personalities and he had 15+ million weekly listeners. During his peak career time, he earned $85 million per year. His net worth was acquired by his salary, bonuses, and personal appearance fees.

He signed an eight-year $285 million contract, and also had a $400 million, contract with Clear Channel which lasted for 8 years. He received a base salary of $50 million during his contract. Limbaugh earned $85 million and is the second-highest-paid radio host.

Early Life

Rush Limbaugh was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on January 12, 1951. His father was an attorney and a pilot who also fought in World War II. Limbaugh went to Cape Girardeau Central High School and had a lot of interest in football. When he was 16, he made his debut on the radio show at KGMO-AM. He graduated from high school in 1969 and got admitted into the Southeast Missouri State University. He quit after two semesters as he became interested in radio.

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Career

Rush dropped out of college at the age of, 20 and started a job as a DJ at the Top 40 station WIXZ-AM in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. After eighteen months he got fired because he had a “personality conflict” with the program director.

He lived in Kansas City and started an evening show at KFIX. He had disagreements with management and was dismissed in a few weeks. Rush pursued a different career in 1979 and started a part-time role in group sales.

The Rush Limbaugh Show

Limbaugh’s radio show aired on weekdays for 3 years.  Limbaugh’s show reached the height of popularity and started the trend of other conservative talk radio programs in the USA. In March 2006, WBAL in Baltimore became the first radio station in the country which dropped Limbaugh’s radio program.

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Cancer diagnosis

Rush Limbaugh revealed to on-air that he’s been diagnosed with “advanced lung cancer.” Limbaugh shared with his listeners that he will be off for treatment for some time. He shared that two medical institutions have confirmed the diagnosis. He went for a diagnosis when he felt shortness of breath.

Personal Life

Limbaugh got married four times in his life. He was divorced three times and doesn’t have any children. He married Roxy McNeely, who was a secretary at the radio station at the age of 26. McNeely filed for divorce because she felt that she was incompatible with Rush. He got married to Michelle Sixta, who was a college student. They got a divorce in 1990. He got married to Marta Fitzgerald, who was a 35-year-old aerobics instructor. The couple separated in 2004. In 2010 he married Kathryn Rogers.

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