What was Rush Limbaugh's net worth? Right-wing firebrand owned $26M oceanfront Florida home, 5th Ave penthouse
Conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh passed away on February 17, 2021, after battling terminal lung cancer
Rush Limbaugh, the acclaimed radio show host who greatly influenced American politics and remained a staunch Donald Trump supporter, lost his battle with lung cancer on February 17, 2021. His fourth wife, Kathryn Rogers, announced the news of his passing on his radio show where she said, “Losing a loved one is terribly difficult, even more so when that loved one is larger than life.”
"It is with profound sadness I must share with you directly that our beloved Rush, my wonderful husband, passed away this morning due to complications from lung cancer”, Kathryn added.
Limbaugh announced in February 2020 that he had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. However, he continued to host his show while undergoing chemotherapy sessions. He even told his listeners that he remained hopeful that he would defeat cancer. A couple of weeks later, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by then-President Trump at the State of the Union address. After Limbaugh’s passing, Trump thanked him for his “decades of tireless devotion to our country”.
In his final radio broadcast of 2020, Limbaugh thanked his listeners and supporters. "I wasn't expected to be alive today," he said. "I wasn't expected to make it to October, and then to November, and then to December. And yet, here I am, and today, got some problems, but I'm feeling pretty good today."
Rush Limbaugh’s net worth
Limbaugh is considered one of the most incredible radio show hosts in American history. He is also considered one of the most influential media figures who played a significant role in conservative politics. As per ‘The Rush Limbaugh Show’ website, up to 27 million people tuned in to him every week, making it the most listened-to radio show in the United States. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Limbaugh made roughly $33 million in 2001. However, as of 2018, he reportedly made $84.5 million a year in his contract for his radio show ‘The Rush Limbaugh Show’.
In addition to this, he signed a eight-year contract with Clear Channel in 2008 worth $400 million. He signed a new contract for four additional years in a deal that was announced in August 2016. CNN Money reported in 2016 that Limbaugh is believed to have taken a pay cut to remain on the air after it was announced that the advertisers pulled funding from the show after he said that Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown University law student and women’s rights activist, supposedly was a “sl*t” and a “prostitute” on his radio show.
Aside from making such handsome money, Limbaugh also had an oceanfront home in West Palm Beach, Florida. As per the reports, the seven-bedroom, 12-bathroom home is believed to be over $26 million. In addition to this, he also owned a penthouse condo on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Limbaugh had also once donated $4.2 million to the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation.
As per the reports, the late radio show was worth $600 million at the time of his death.