Who inherits Rush Limbaugh's $51M Florida estate? Wife Kathryn announces virtual memorial service for fans

Rush Limbaugh and his wife transformed the property when they decided to relocate to Palm Beach for good and the property is now worth almost 13 times as much as the time it was bought


                            Who inherits Rush Limbaugh's $51M Florida estate? Wife Kathryn announces virtual memorial service for fans
Radio personality Rush Limbaugh embraces his wife Kathryn Adams Limbaugh during the State of the Union address (Getty Images)

Kathryn Limbaugh, the wife of late conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh announced on Monday, February 22, that she is planning a virtual memorial service for the millions of fans who wish to pay their tributes to her husband. 

“We are in the initial stages of planning a celebration of life that will be able to be viewed by all of the audience and friends and extended family at some point in the near future. We don’t have an exact date just yet, we’re working on some of the logistics,” the 44-year-old Kathryn said, according to Fox News.

She appeared on Monday, February 22, on 'The Rush Limbaugh Show' with guest host Mark Steyn to pay tribute to her late husband and reminisce on how they met as well as take questions from some of his many loyal listeners. One of the callers told her, “We had somebody who could help us feel the words he was saying, and then we could put that to our everyday life. He made us feel like he was us.”

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Who is Kathryn Limbaugh?

Kathryn Adams Limbaugh is a former event planner who met the radio show host in 2004 while working at a charity golf tournament. The couple dated for three years before getting engaged, according to The Washington Post's "Reliable Sources". The couple got married six years later in 2010 when she was 33 and he was 59. Kathryn was Rush's fourth wife. The radio host died last week after being diagnosed with advanced-stage lung cancer more than a year ago.

Radio personality Rush Limbaugh and wife Kathryn sit in the First Lady's box ahead of the State of the Union address in the chamber of the US House of Representatives on February 04, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

Who will inherit Rush's Palm Beach estate? 

Kathryn is set to inherit the $51 million Palm Beach property her husband settled down in after leaving New York City in 2010, according to Daily Mail. Rush first picked up the estate as a vacation home in 1998 for only $3.98 million, stated a Fox Business report.

He and his wife transformed the property when they decided to relocate for good and, according to a recent estimate on Zillow, the property is now worth almost 13 times as much as the time it was bought. Three additional structures were added to the house by the couple after they bought up the surrounding land. The house was originally built in 1992. 

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.

According to ‘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’.

Radio personality Rush Limbaugh sits in the First Lady's box ahead of the State of the Union address in the chamber of the US House of Representatives on February 04, 2020, in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

Kathryn broke the news of her husband's death

Kathryn was the one who broke the news of Rush’s death on Wednesday, February 17, at the beginning of 'The Rush Limbaugh Show' where she told the audience in a statement: "I am most certainly not the Limbaugh that you tuned in to listen to today. I, like you, very much wish Rush was behind this golden microphone right now, welcoming you to another exceptional three hours of broadcasting."

"For over 32 years, Rush has cherished you, loyal audience, and always looked forward to every single show. 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," she added.

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