Rush Limbaugh Net Worth: $79 Million
On January 12, 1951, Rush Hudson Limbaugh III was born to Mildred Carolyn and Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Jr. in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He grew up in a family of lawyers. However, following in his father’s career path was not his ambition; instead, his passion was and still is in radio. Rush Limbaugh became a radio disc jockey in his hometown during his teenage years, using the name Rusty Sharpe. He graduated high school in 1969 then started college but eventually dropped out after his first year. He began his professional career as a music disc jockey in 1972 when he moved to Pennsylvania. After a decade, during which Limbaugh worked in various radio stations, moved back home, and worked as a promotions director of the Kansas City Royals baseball team, he finally achieved success in radio as a talk show host replacing Morton Downey, Jr. in KFBK based in Sacramento. His success drew the notice of Edward McLaughlin, then-president of ABC Radio. He was offered to host his own national radio show in New York City. His show was such a great success that its 20 million listeners were reached through its 625 broadcasting affiliates. Currently, Rush Limbaugh III is ranked number 11 in the 2015 Forbes list of The World’s Highest Paid Celebrities, with a net worth of $79 Million.
How did Rush Limbaugh make his money?
His net worth does not only include his earnings as a radio talk show host, he also owns a portion of his syndicated show. He does stints as a TV show host and has guested in various TV talk shows and TV series. He is earning more since he published his first book in 1992 and his second book in 1993, both becoming number one in the bestseller list of New York Times. In later years, Rush Limbaugh III authored children’s books, with the third one released in late 2014.