Rush Limbaugh was a top show icon and a political commentator in America. He was an original person who created an entire industry with his voice and opinions. Rush was the most prominent political radio host in modern American history. Despite starting his career early, Limbaugh still survived the digital area. His survival in the industry was because of the power of his voice and the unending support of his followers. Someone could be driving or going through their daily routine but still listening to his show.
On January 12, 1951, Rush Limbaugh was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to Rush Hudson Limbaugh the second and Mildred Carolyn Limbaugh. He was born into the Limbaugh family. This family was a political; family which included many lawyers, judges, politicians, and commentators. Rush died on February 17, 2020, at the age of 70 years. Rush Limbaugh was married to four wives. These four wives include Marta Fitzgerald, Michelle Sixta, Roxy Maxine McNeely. Three of his marriages were unsuccessful, and this led him to marry Kathryn Adams in 2010. Kathryn was 26 years younger than her famous husband, Rush Limbaugh. Katherine helped her husband with their website, rushlimbaugh.com, and with other charitable events. Kathryn and Rush did not have any children of their own. He also did not have any children from his previous marriages. Rush Limbaugh had a brother named David Limbaugh.
Rush Limbaugh Causes of Death
On “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” Rush announced that he had been diagnosed with stage four advanced cancer in late January 2020. The diagnosis came to him as a surprise, and it took him like a week to accept the diagnosis. He later died on February 17, 2021. His wife delivered the sad news through his talk show.
In 1987, the FCC revealed a law requiring equal airtime for opposing political views. That allowed stations to legally air Limbaugh’s perspective without offering another opinion.Limbaugh then started broadcasting nationwide. He transformed from being an entertainer to quite an influential person. His huge success on radio led to a TV show and seven books.
In 1995, Rush Limbaugh made the cover of Time magazine. In 2001, Rush was almost deaf. Although he still was the host of his how he got a cochlear implant to restore his hearing. In 2020, Rush Limbaugh was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the then president, Trump, at the state of the union. Rush did have a huge following, but there were concerns about controversy and accusations of racism.
The Rush Limbaugh Show aired three hours from Monday to Friday. This show had its premiere in 1988. Rush hosted the show until his death. After his death, the show had guest hosts until June 18, 2020. As of June 21, the show has been taken over by Clay Travis and Buck Sexton.
Rush Limbaugh Net Worth
Rush Limbaugh had an estimated net worth of $500 Million. Rush was a man who had his own beliefs and who stood by them. He always said what he thought, even when if it had consequences. He was a hard-working man who did not let his advanced illness get in the way of what he believed.