Rush Limbaugh is an American conservative political commentator and radio talk show host who is most famously known for his broadcast with The Rush Limbaugh Show with 13.25 million unique listeners. The reports of 2015, claim that millions of his listeners listen to the host for at least five minutes making him the most listened to talk show host on radio.
Limbaugh, age 67, is one of the best radio show hosts in the U.S. today. Let’s find out more in detail about his career, personal life, and relationships.
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— Rush Limbaugh (@rushlimbaugh) May 15, 2012
Rush Limbaugh: early life, career, and nationality
Rush Limbaugh was born on January 12, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Jr, and Mildred Carolyn. His father was a U.S Lawyer and a fighter while his mother a native of Arkansas. His name was given to him by his grandfather. Limbaugh actually belongs to a German ancestry as his forefathers were from Germany. Similarly, he went to Cape Girardeau, Missouri Central High School after which he attended Southeast Missouri State University but did not complete his degree.
Caption: Rush Limbaugh in his high school days
He first started out his career from the radio itself. Initially, he began as a music disc jockey on WIXZ, which was a small AM radio station based in Pennsylvania. Later, he did some morning and afternoon shows but then moved to Pittsburgh station KQV as an evening disc jockey. After losing the job he took several different jobs in radio stations until in the 1980s when he found a breakthrough from KFBK in Sacramento, as a talk show host. ABC Radio President Edward McLaughlin discovered Rush, who gave him his first national radio show for which he moved to New York. The talk show became increasingly popular giving him the most exposure and recognition throughout America. His talk show, The Rush Limbaugh Show successfully garnered millions of listeners and lifted his career in general.
Rush Limbaugh: wife, marriage, and personal life
As interesting as his professional life, Rush Limbaugh’s personal life is full of ups and downs. The radio show host has been married 4 times till the time. First, he married Roxy Maxine McNeely who was a sales secretary at radio station WHB in 1977. However, the marriage lasted for three years only and they divorced. For the second time, he married a college student and usherette at the Kansas City Royals Stadium Club named Michelle Sixta. The marriage lasted for eight years this time after which they split. Similarly, Rush’s third wife was an aerobics instructor he met during 1990. They were married for 10 years until the split in the year 2004 as Limbaugh started an affair with CNN news anchor Daryn.
Caption: Rush with his wife
Finally, Rush married his present wife Kathryn Rogers on 5th of June, 2010. Kathryn is a party planner from Florida. Despite four marriages, Rush never had any children.
Rush Limbaugh: net worth
Rush Limbaugh is not a new name to many as the famous host is now quite popular and successful with his long years in the media. He is a rich man indeed with a net worth estimation of $84 million as the reports from 2017 which decreased from a whopping $500 million back in 2016.
The Clinton Family Crime Foundation- You donate a dollar, we'll keep 85 cents. pic.twitter.com/9bVhD5iVOt
— Rush Limbaugh (@rushlimbaugh) April 23, 2015