Rush Limbaugh Bio, Age, Family, Marriages, Net Worth, Shows and Height
This article will answer every question you have about Rush Limbaugh. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.
- What does Rush Limbaugh do for a living?
- Who are Rush Limbaugh’s parents and siblings?
- What are Rush Limbaugh’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Rush Limbaugh married or does he have a girlfriend?
- Does Rush Limbaugh have any children?
- Where is Rush Limbaugh now?
- How tall is Rush Limbaugh?
- How much money does Rush Limbaugh earn?
- What is Rush Limbaugh net worth?
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Who is Rush Limbaugh?
Rush Limbaugh is an American radio personality, author conservative political commentator as well as a former television show host. He is best known for being the host of The Rush Limbaugh Show which is a radio show that since 1988 was syndicated nationally on AM and FM radio stations.
From 1992 to 1996, Limbaugh was also the host of a national television show. In addition, he has authored seven books in which first two made The New York Times Best Seller list. Limbaugh is in fact among the highest-paid radio personalities. In 2018, Limbaugh appeared on Forbes which placed his earning at $84 million. Actually, Talkers Magazine claimed that Limbaugh’s show attracted an estimate of 15.5 million weekly cumulative audiences making it united State’s most-listened-to radio show.
Rush Limbaugh’s Career
Early radio career
After dropping out of university, Limbaugh accepted an offer in February 1971 to DJ at WIXZ which is one of the top 40 stations in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. In 1973, Limbaugh lost his job due to personality conflict after working for eighteen months at WIXZ. This was after the program director fired him. Limbaugh then began a nighttime position at Pittsburg’s KQV where he succeeded Jim Quinn. Later in 1974, KQV’s new management applied pressure on the program director to fire Limbaugh who was later dismissed from his position. The general manager proposed an offer to Limbaugh them to focus on a radio career instead of becoming an air personality.
However, Limbaugh rejected the offer at the time which would position him in Neenah, Wisconsin. He went back to stay with his parents in Cape Girardeau and during which he became a Pittsburgh Steelers lifelong fan. Limbaugh started an afternoon show in 1975 at KUDL which was on the top 40 in Kansas City, Missouri. He eventually began hosting a public affairs talk show that aired on weekend mornings. The show enabled him to create his style and deliver more controversial ideas. However, the station let him go but stayed in Kansas City to begin a show at KFIX. He Later in 1979, Limbaugh received a part-time role in sales for the Kansas City Royals baseball team. The role eventually developed into becoming director of group sales as well as special events.
Limbaugh joined KMBZ-AM in November 1988 in Kansas City. In addition, he decided to change his nickname on-air moniker and instead used his real name. The station let him go but weeks later, he got a spot in Sacramento California where he replaced Morton Downey Jr. Limbaugh’s show started on October 1984.
WABC New York City
In July 1988, Limbaugh’s success in Sacramento drew the attention of ABC Radio president Edward McLaughlin. He then began a new show at WABC (AM) in New York City. This show became Limbaugh’s flagship station for several years which was the talk-format of WABC (AM). Even after moving to West Palm Beach, Fla, Limbaugh continues to broadcast his show. On January 1, 2014, the show moved to WOR (AM) which is WABC’s cross-town rival based in New York. In 1990, Lewis Grossberger who is a journalist wrote that Limbaugh had the most listeners over any other talk show in The New York Times.
Limbaugh’s profile started to rise during the time that the Gulf War was still going on. He supported the war and continuously ridiculed peace activists at the time. Limbaugh’s program shifted to stations with a large number of audiences and eventually started broadcasting in more than 650 stations all around the nation. Later in 1992, Bill Clinton of the Democratic Party won the presidential elections and Limbaugh was one of the people who satirized his policies as well as the Democratic party’s.
The early 2000s
Limbaugh claimed to be almost entirely deaf during in late 2001 but continued his show. However, he was able to recover most of his hearing due to a cochlear implant he got in 2001. In 2003, Limbaugh worked with ESPN briefly a professional football commentator but resigned shortly before the 2003 NFL season. This was after commenting on the coverage by the press on quarterback Donovan McNabb which raised controversies of racism on the side of Limbaugh. In addition, still in 2003, Limbaugh mentioned that he had acquired an addiction to pain medication and needed treatment. Later in April 2006, on an arrest warrant by the attorney office of Palm Beach County, Limbaugh turned himself in and was arrested on a charge of prescription fraud.
The Rush Limbaugh Show
Starting at noon Eastern Time, Limbaugh’s show airs each weekday for three hours on both AM and FM radio. In addition, his show is also broadcast on the Armed Forces Radio Network worldwide. In August 1988, after broadcasting changed from AM to FM in the 1970s, Limbaugh’s show became the first to be nationally syndicated on the AM radio band. Actually, as of January 2019, about half of the shows affiliated with Limbaugh are on the FM dial. In 2018, Limbaugh became the world’s 2nd highest paid radio host who is allegedly earning around $84.5 million.
From 1992 to 1996, Limbaugh had a syndicated television show that ran for half an hour which was produced by Roger Ailes. It was taped in front of a live audience and discussed a range of topics on his radio show.
How Old is Rush Limbaugh?
Limbaugh was born on January 12, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He is currently 70 years old as of 2021.
Rush Limbaugh’s Family
Who are Rush Limbaugh’s parents?
Limbaugh’s parents are named Rush Hudson Limbaugh and Mildred Carolyn Limbaugh. His father was a U.S fighter pilot who was stationed in the China Burma India Theater during World War II as well as a lawyer.
Does Rush Limbaugh have siblings?
Limbaugh has a younger brother named David Limbaugh.
Rush Limbaugh’s Education
Limbaugh attended Cape Girardeau Central High School and graduated in 1969. He later enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University but dropped out after only two semesters.
Rush Limbaugh’s wife
Limbaugh first married sales secretary at WHB, Roxy Maxine. They married on September 24, 1977, but got divorced in March 1980, formally, July 10, 1980. Limbaugh then married Marta Fitzgerald on May 27, 1994, and they separated on June 11, 2004. He later married Kathryn Rogers on June 5, 2010, where they invited Elton John to perform at their wedding’s reception for allegedly, $1 million.
Rush Limbaugh’s Children – Kids
Currently, Limbaugh has no children.
Rush Limbaugh’s Net Worth
Limbaugh has an estimated net worth of $600 million.
Limbaugh is 5 ft 11 inches tall and weighs around 101 kg.