Who is Rush Limbaugh?
Rush Limbaugh is among the celebrity who has well established his name as an American radio personality. He is famous for being a political commentator, author, and host for the television show. Rush became more famous after his show “The Rush Limbaugh Show” aired. The show ran for more than three decades. Likewise, Rush has also appeared in numerous articles and books. Furthermore, he is preeminent for his conservative and usually controversial views.
Rush Limbaugh was born on January 12, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, US, as the name Rush Hudson Limbaugh. He was born to his father Rush Hudson Limbaugh Jr., and his mother Mildred Carolyn Limbaugh. His father, Rush served as a lawyer and a US fighter pilot in the Worl War II. Likewise, his mother Mildred was an origin of Searcy, Arkansas. Rush grew up along with his younger brother David Limbaugh.
Furthermore, Rush holds an American nationality and partially belongs to German descent. He has the star sign of Capricorn. As per religion, he is Christian. Besides, he stands at a height of 1.8 m and has a weight of about 85 kg. In addition, he has light brown eyes and gray hair color.
Early Life of Rush Limbaugh
For his education, Rush firstly attended Cape Girardeau Central High School. During his school, he played football. Also, he became focused on his career from an early age only. When he was just sixteen, he worked at a local radio station, KGMO-AM. He certified from high school in 1969.
After completing high school, as per his parents wish, he joined the Southeast Missouri State University. However, he left college after two-semester, as he only had an interest in radio.
After dropping out of college, Rush began working as a DJ for WIXZ. In 1973, he transferred to Pittsburg, to KQV. However, in 1994, being fired from the station, he began working in various radio stations. Moving from one station to another, he eventually got the position of the promotions director of the baseball team Kansas City Royals.
In 1984, he came back on the radio talk show and started hosting in Sacramento’s KFBK. Likewise, he initiated hosting a national radio show in 1988, from New York, which lifted to WOR (AM) in 2014. Subsequently, in 2003, Rush got an offer for being a commentator. He worked as a commentator of pro football on ESPN.
Rush took over his show, “The Rush Limbaugh Show” in 1998, which was the variation of “Rush Limbaugh” from 1992 to 1996. The show premiered for more than three decades and loved by the critics. The show had a weekly audience of 15 million listeners. Moreover, the show became the high-rated American talk show. Presently, the show can be listened to more than 600 stations worldwide, premiered by Premiere Radio Networks.
Likewise, he also displayed on numerous TV shows including “Late Show with David Letterman”. Also, “The Drew Carey Show”, “Hearts Afire”, and “Family Guy”, are the other shows on which he starred. Similarly, he also appeared as a guest host of “The Pat Sajak Show”, and in “The 1/2 Hour News Hour”. Rush starred in the movie “Forget Paris” in 1995. Moreover, he has been an author of certain books including “The Way Things Ought to Be”, and “See, I Told You So”.
Rush Limbaugh has achieved several honors and awards because of his personality, and his professional life. In 1993, he gained the National Radio Hal of Fame. Moreover, he has gained the Marconi Award five times. Similarly, in 1998, he earned the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Likewise, in 2007, he achieved the William F. Buckley Jr. Award. Also, the Human Events magazine, he became the Man of the Year. Similarly, the Children’s Book Council declared him the author of the year 2014. Recently, in 2020, he gained the Presidential Hall of Fame.
Personal Life of Rush Limbaugh
About his personal life, he is divorced three times, among his four marriages. Firstly, he married a sales secretary at radio station WHB, Roxy Maxine McNeely. The couple tied a knot on September 24, 1977. However, the couple divorced after three years indicating their variance.
Secondly, Rush married a college student, Michelle Sixta, in 1983, and divorced after seven years of marriage. Then, in 1994, he married an aerobics instructor, Marta Fitzgerald. Also, they divorced after ten years, in December of 2004. Rush hooked up with a CNN news anchor, Daryn Kagan, which became the reason for the divorce with Marta. However, also Rush nad Daryn broke up in February 2006.
Eventually, on June 5, 2010, Rush married a party planner, Kathryn Rogers, after dating for three years. Also, the couple had a KARHL Holdings, a holding company, (Kathryn and Rush Hudson Limbaugh).
Recently, on February 3, 2020, Rush announced he has been suffering from lung cancer and in stage 4. He is having treatment.
Rush Limbaugh has earned massive popularity from his professional career. Likewise, along with earning name and fame, he has accumulated a handsome amount of money. His net worth is about $700 million as of 2020. Likewise, his salary is estimated to be about $85 million per year.