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Rush Hudson Limbaugh III net worth:
$550 Million

Rush Hudson Limbaugh III's salary (annual):
$70 Million

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Rush Limbaugh Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Rush Hudson Limbaugh III was born on 12 January 1951, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri USA, of part German ancestry, and is a a talk show host, author, commentator, as well as a radio personality. Rush Limbaugh is perhaps best known as the host of the radio show “The Rush Limbaugh Show”, which is now considered to have the highest ratings among all radio talk shows with an audience of 15 million weekly listeners. Even though Rush Limbaugh has been criticized for his conservative, and often controversial, views and statements, his success and fame has certainly not suffered from it, and he has continued to smile while his fortune has grown.

So just how rich is Rush Limbaugh then? According to sources, Limbaugh’s net worth is estimated to amount to $550 million, accumulated from his various activities in the entertainment industry over more than 40 years. Limbaugh’s assets include his black Maybach 57S car and his  Gulfstream G550 plane, which have been valued at $450,000 and $54 million respectively, while Limbaugh’s annual salary apparently amounts to $70 million.

Rush Limbaugh Net Worth $550 Million

Rush Limbaugh was educated at Missouri Central High School, and attended Southeast Missouri State University for a year, but without academic ambition, as he was really only interested in radio, even at that age. He began his radio career hosting various shows under the name of “Rusty Sharpe”. then moved to Pennsylvania and worked at an AM radio station, where he soon became one of the Top 40 disc jockeys. Limbaugh was soon fired when the station was sold, and began searching for other jobs. He briefly worked at various radio stations before he accepted an offer of work promoting the Kansas City Royals baseball team.

However, Limbaugh’s passion for radio did not diminish overtime, and he made his return in 1984 by joining KFBK radio station, where he started his really successful career as a radio show host. However, even though his career was peaking, Rush Limbaugh underwent a lot of challenges on the way, mainly those related to his health. Limbaugh admitted that he had almost gone deaf, and in addition to that was battling his addiction to pain medications. Nevertheless, Limbaugh managed to overcome his shortcomings and launched one of the most successful radio talk shows in history “The Rush Limbaugh Show”. It premiered in 1988 and over the years has featured such famous people as George W. Bush, Colin Powell, Sylvester Stallone and Timothy J. Russert among many others. “The Rush Limbaugh Show” was, and still is, the main source of Rush Limbaugh’s income and constantly increasing net worth.

In addition to being a radio show host, Rush Limbaugh is a published author. In 1992, he presented his first book called “The Way Things Ought To Be”, which was featured on the list of New York Times’ Best Sellers. A year later, Limbaugh published his second work “See, I Told You”, which did as well as his first book and was also featured on the best seller’s list. So far, Rush Limbaugh has written four books. Limbaugh’s contributions to the radio community have been awarded with Marconi Radio Award and an induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1993.

In his personal life, Rush has married four times and divorced three times, firstly to Roxy Maxine McNeely (1977-80), secondly to Michelle Sixta (1983-90), then to Marta Fitzgerald (1994-2004), and has been married to Kathryn Rogers since 2010, and with whom he markets various beverages through KARHL Holdings.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Guy2007-2011TV SeriesRush Limbaugh / Rush Limbaugh as The Rancor / Red 6
The ½ Hour News Hour2007TV SeriesPresident / President of the United States
The Drew Carey Show1998TV SeriesRush Limbaugh
Forget Paris1995Rush Limbaugh

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Guy2010TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
English Composition: Writing for an Audience2001TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1993TV SeriesHimself
Kathie Lee Gifford's Celebration of Motherhood1993TV MovieHimself
Firing Line1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fox News Sunday2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Radio Talk Show Host / Himself - Talk Show Host
On the Record w/ Brit Hume2004-2014TV SeriesHimself
Troopathon 2010: Remember Their Sacrifice2010TV MovieHimself
Miss America2010TV SpecialHimself - Judge
Bill Moyers' Journal2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Shatner's Raw Nerve2009TV SeriesHimself
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Troopathon 2009: Honor Their Service2009TV MovieHimself
Larry King Live2009TV SeriesHimself
The Haney Project2009TV SeriesHimself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special2008TV SeriesHimself
Just In with Laura Ingraham2008TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
The ½ Hour News Hour2007TV SeriesHimself
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank?2006TV MovieHimself
Your World w/ Neil Cavuto2006TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2003TV SeriesHimself
English Composition: Writing for an Audience2001TV SeriesHimself - Radio Talk-Show Host
My Feminism1997DocumentaryHimself
Naked News1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Frontline1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Rush Limbaugh1993-1994TV SeriesHimself
Hearts Afire1994TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHimself - February 4 Radio Broadcast
Stossel2015TV SeriesHimself
Fox News Sunday2015TV SeriesHimself
The Drunken Peasants2014TV SeriesHimself
Sex and Broadcasting2014DocumentaryHimself
The Culture High2014DocumentaryHimself
Media Buzz2014TV SeriesHimself - Radio Talk Show Host
Crossfire2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Newsroom2012TV SeriesHimself
The Five2011TV SeriesHimself
The Rachel Maddow Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Miss Representation2011DocumentaryHimself - The Rush Limbaugh Show
Frontline2009-2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Radio Talk Show Host / Himself
Do As I Say2009DocumentaryHimself
Just In with Laura Ingraham2008TV SeriesHimself
Dr. Drew's Celebrity Addiction Special2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2006-2008TV SeriesHimself
Fabled Enemies2008DocumentaryHimself
War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death2007DocumentaryHimself
Zoo2007DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann2006TV SeriesHimself
Al Franken: God Spoke2006DocumentaryHimself
America Undercover2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Now2004TV Series documentary
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops2004TV Special documentaryHimself - #70: Rush Limbaugh's Bad Week

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#Fact
1Subject of the book "The Way Things Aren't: Rush Limbaugh's Reign of Error". The book was written by media watchdog group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) and details Limbaugh's inaccurate comments.
2In October, Rush admitted to his listeners that he was addicted to prescription painkillers given to him after a failed back surgery. He also told his audience that he would check himself in to drug rehabilitation for 30 days. [December 2003]
3Release of the book, "Rush Limbaugh and The Bible" by Daniel J. (Daniel Joseph) Evearitt.
4Release of the book, "Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations" by Al Franken.
5Release of his book, "The Way Things Ought To Be".
6Release of the book, "Rush Limbaugh in Night School" by Charles Varon.
7Release of his book, "See, I Told You So".
8Has gone completely deaf but is continuing to do his radio show anyway. [October 2001]
9He is mentioned in Alicyn Packard's song "The Pinky Song.".
10Is a vocal critic of President Barack Obama.
11Second cousin of Stephen Nathanial Limbaugh III.
12Rushed to a Honolulu hospital complaining of severe chest pains on December 31, 2009 but, after tests came up negative, was released the next day.
13His mother, Millie (Armstrong) Limbaugh, was considered the "first lady" of their hometown, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Millie passed away March 3, 2000. After her death it was revealed that Rush had temporarily moved back to Cape Girardeau to take care of his mother. He broadcast his radio show from her kitchen and had all callers forwarded to a local phone line without any delay.
14In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $33 million.
15Nominated in 2007 for the Nobel Peace Prize.
16Raised a record $1.7 million-plus for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America in his annual Cure-a-Thon, in addition to his personal donation of a quarter of a million dollars.
17Older brother of columnist David Limbaugh.
18(June 11, 2004) Announces that he and his third wife of ten years, the former Marta Fitzgerald, are seeking a divorce for personal reasons.
19He is the #1 nationally syndicated radio talk show host in America.
20After he returned to his radio show after five weeks in rehab he has consistantly had between 35 and 40 million listeners - twice what he normally has
21Revealed to his listeners on October 10, 2003 that he has been addicted to prescription pain medication for many years, following spinal surgery. Entered an intensive in-patient treatment program and was away from his radio show for five weeks. Is now continuing his treatment as a recovering addict, and has returned to his radio program.
22Family refers to him as "Rusty."
23Was considered for the then-vacant color analyst position on ABC's NFL Monday Night Football (1970) that went to Dennis Miller.
24Turned down an offer from Pat Buchanan to be his running mate during the 1992 Presidential campaign.
25Rush Limbaugh was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1993.
26Had a cochlear implant put into his left ear and now has regained a fraction normal hearing in that ear. However, that hearing is not normal and without the cochlear implant, Limbaugh remains entirely deaf. He has a transcriber for callers and to do interviews. [January 2002]
27Revealed to his radio listeners and the world that for mysterious reasons, he is now almost completely deaf. [October 2001]
28Signed a contract extension with Premiere Radio Networks reportedly worth $365 million, making him the highest-paid radio personality in history. The contract kept him on the air through 2009. [July 2001]
29Has negatively referred to Louis Farrakhan as "Calypso Louie" because Farrakhan once had a career as a musician.
30Once forgot to bring out ball for first ball ceremony prior to a Kansas City Royals game. Asked for a ball and dozens of baseballs went hurling in his general direction.
31Worked for the Kansas City Royals.
32His show started in Sacramento, CA.
33Started his post-Royals radio work at KMBZ radio in Kansas City.
34Grandfather Rush H. Limbaugh, Sr. died at age 103. Was the oldest practicing attorney in the USA at the time of his death.
35The anti-union "Rush Act" in the Babylon 5 (1994) episode, Babylon 5: By Any Means Necessary (1994), is named after him.
36Born at 6:50am-CST.
37Rusty Sharpe and Jeff Christy were 2 of Rush Limbaugh's early disc jockey names.

#Quote
1Liberalism is hideous. It is the antithesis of being pro-human. It looks at life as a burden in and of itself to be managed, rather than as a blessing to be explored and lived to the fullest.
2Victory is victory, and it's not determined by a timetable. World War II did not go by as quickly as you think.
3There are more acres of forestland in America today than when Columbus discovered the continent in 1492.
4There's nothing good about drug use. We know it. It destroys individuals. It destroys families. Drug use destroys societies. Drug use, some might say, is destroying this country. And we have laws against selling drugs, pushing drugs, using drugs, importing drugs. And the laws are good because we know what happens to people in societies and neighborhoods, which become consumed by them. And so if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up.
5These tough sentencing laws were instituted for a reason. The American people, including liberals, demanded them. Don't you remember the crack cocaine epidemic? Crack babies and out-of-control murder rates? Liberal judges giving the bad guys slaps on the wrist? Finally we got tough, and the crime rate has been falling ever since, so what's wrong?
6When you strip it all away, Jerry Garcia destroyed his life on drugs. And yet he's being honored, like some godlike figure. Our priorities are out of whack, folks.
7I'm appalled at people who simply want to look at all this abhorrent behavior and say, "Hey, you know, we can't control it anymore. People are going to do drugs anyway. Let's legalize it." It's a dumb idea. It's a rotten idea, and those who are for it are purely, 100 percent selfish.
8Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?
9I love the women's movement. Especially when I am walking behind it.
10There are more American Indians alive today than there were when Columbus arrived or at any other time in history. Does this sound like a record of genocide? [according to US Census Bureau estimates, there were approx. 15 million Indians in America when Columbus arrived. There are approx. 2 million in America as of 1996]
11Rush Limbaugh, your host, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have.
12Many people have said I need to be balanced with equal time. Wrong . . . I AM equal time.
13If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation.
14One thing I want to do before I die is to conduct the Homeless Olympics. Events would include the ten-meter Shopping Cart Relay, the Dumpster Dig and the Hop, Skip & Trip.
15The difference between Los Angeles and yogurt is that yogurt comes with less fruit.
16[on the US role in post-war Iraq] Our armed forces shouldn't be over there. They're good at killing people and blowing things up, not peace-keeping.
17[on "free trade"] If we are going to start rewarding no skills and stupid people, let the unskilled jobs, let the kind of jobs that take absolutely no knowledge whatsoever to do, let stupid and unskilled Mexicans do that work.
18Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream.
19Sorry to say this, I don't think he ck pro football quarterback Donovan McNabb] has been that good from the get-go. I think what we've had here is a little social concern in NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well, black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well. There is a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn't deserve . . . [Amid the ensuing controversy, Limbaugh resigned his position as the "voice of the fan" commentator and ESPN accepted]
20Talent on loan from GOD.
21Half my brain tied behind my back just to make it fair.


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Is Rush Limbaugh's Net Worth Deserved?

  • ClarkMa

    How many shares of apple stock did Rush buy and when did he buy them?
    That $400M is silly low.

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