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What is Rush Limbaugh's Net Worth? His Career as a TV and Radio Host, Get The Details

Updated On 28 Jan, 2019 Published On

Rush Limbaugh, famous for his nationally syndicated radio show The Rush Limbaugh Show since 1988, is an American political commentator and radio talk show host. 68-year-old Limbaugh is professionally active since 1967, and the American radio personality being the second-highest paid radio host is worth it.

Well, after signing the lucrative deals with iHeartMedia, Rush's fortune counts in millions. In fact, he is a multi-millionaire. No doubt that the radio host has already accumulated an impressive property empire. Get details about his net worth, salary, properties and more!

Millionaire Rush Limbaugh's Net Worth & Salary in 2019

Having started his career as a disc jockey at the age of 16, Rush later made his talk show debut in 1984 at Sacramento, California based radio station named KFBK.

Meanwhile, Limbaugh hosts his own show The Rush Limbaugh Show since its broadcast on August 1, 1988.

As per Celebrity Net Worth, the estimated net worth of Rush Limbaugh in 2018 was $590 million

Back in 2016, according to The Richest, his estimated fortune was $470 million which increased to $500 million in 2017.

CAPTION: Rush Limbaugh owns $590 million net worth SOURCE: KFRU

Well, in just 2 years, his net worth has increased by $120 million. As reported, from 2016 to 2017, his wealth show a rise of $30 million, whereas it increased by $90 million in 2018 to that of 2017.

After signing a new 4-year deal in 2016 that runs through 2020, Rush's current annual salary turns out to be $84.5 million a year.

Limbaugh's Contracts: Radio Show & Stations

Having worked for the radio stations like KFBK and WABC, Rush Limbaugh, in 2001, penned a contract with iHeartMedia to host the nationally syndicated show The Rush Limbaugh Show.

As reported by U.S. News & World Report, the 8-year deal worth $250 million projected him the annual salary of $31.25 million throughout 2008. Though, later in 2007, Limbaugh made $33 million.

CAPTION: Rush Limbaugh, the second highest paid radio show host SOURCE: WND

In 2008, Rush signed another 8-year contract worth $400 million that earned him the salary of $38 million, that reached $66 million and $79 million by 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Contract Extension & Payroll Rise

On August 2, 2016, the radio show host and iHeartMedia signed a 4-year extension through 2020. But they denied disclosing the specifics of the deal including financial terms.

Rather they revealed that his show's ad revenue growth was 20% year over year.

After the deal, Limbaugh salary was reported to be $84 million in 2017, that went on to be $84.5 million in 2018.  

Salary Comparison: Second-Highest Paid Radio Host

The growth rate of Rush Limbaugh's salary in the last 3 years is 5.6%. In 2016, his salary was $80 million that raised up to $84 million in 2017 and $84.5 million in 2018.

For a fact, with his yearly revenue of $84.5 million, Limbaugh became the second-highest paid radio show host in 2018 after Howard Stern, who has the eight-figure contract with SiriusXM. 

Stern earns the annual salary of $90 million.

The other highest paid radio hosts are Ryan Seacrest ($74 million) and Sean Hannity ($36 million).

Also Read: What's Howard Stern net worth? See his Hampton mansion and cars

Rush Limbaugh's Properties: House & Cars

The multi-millionaire radio talk show host currently lives in his luxurious mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, which he bought for $26 million.

Currently, the value of the 24,000 sq. ft. property is estimated to be $65 million. The mansion features 12 bathrooms, seven bedrooms, and has an elevator as well.

Well, the compound of the property has a total of 5 houses while 4 of them are guesthouses.

CAPTION: Rush Limbaugh's Palm house SOURCE: Just Richest

Besides this, Limbaugh reportedly bought 2 Penthouse Apartments for his wife which valued at $2.7 million in 2009.

The owner of impressive car collections worth hundreds of thousand dollars, Limbaugh owns Maybach 57 S that costs around $417,000.

Also, he reportedly owns a Yacht and a private jet, Gulfstream G550 that was valued at $54 million in 2013.

Charitable Works

For Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Rush runs annual fundraising telethon EIB Cure-a-Thon, active since 1990, which raised $1.7 million in 2006.

Well, the radio personality helps the organization personally as well. In 2007, he donated $320,000 to LLS while his contribution from 2000-2005 was reportedly between $100,000 and $499,999.

After 2 listeners of his radio show challenged him, Rush Limbaugh pledged $400,000 to the organization on April 8, 2008.

Besides this, he is also indulged with the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation that aims to provide scholarships to children of officers and agents who died in the line of duty.

Applause for his generosity and humanitarian works!

Limbaugh's Fortune Attack: Divorce Can Wipe Out Millions

We have often heard of the celebrity couple getting divorced and taking fortune as alimony. The case is same with the radio show host Rush Limbaugh.

Having already divorce thrice, Limbaugh is married to his fourth wife Kathryn Rogers, a party planner from Florida. But after their marriage in 2010, the couple's affection gradually decreased. In fact, Kathryn was alleged of cheating allegations her husband.

As reported, Limbaugh also hired detectives to watch after his wife.

CAPTION: Limbaugh and his fourth wife Kathryn SOURCE:

Well, the case gets worse for Rush Limbaugh because he never had any pre-nuptial agreement with Rogers.

So, it's likely that if they divorce, Kathryn will walk away with a big chunk of money from her multi-millionaire husband.

Also Read: Jenni Farley married Roger Mathews in 2015 But Files for Divorce in 2018

Quick Review On Rush Limbaugh

What radio station is Rush Limbaugh on?

Since 1988, Rush Limbaugh hosts the radio talk show The Rush Limbaugh Show.

How much is Rush Limbaugh's net worth?

Rush Limbaugh's net worth in 2018 was estimated to be $590 million.

What salary does Rush Limbaugh earn?

Meanwhile, as of January 2019, Limbaugh earns the salary of $84.5 million.

What is Rush Limbaugh's age?

Born on January 12, 1951, Rush Limbaugh's age is 68.

Who is Rush Limbaugh's' wife?

Rush Limbaugh is married 4 time, and he currently lives with his fourth wife Kathryn Rogers. The name of his other wives is Roxy Maxine McNeelyMichelle Sixta, and Marta Maranda Fitzgerald.

Who is the highest paid radio talk show host?

Howard Stern of SiriusXM is the highest paid radio show host with the salary of $90 million, while Rush Limbaugh stands second-highest paid with $84.5 million.