RUSH LIMBAUGH has died at the age of 70. The American radio host was known for his controversial views and support of former US President Donald Trump. The American personality lost his battle with lung cancer today. How much is Rush Limbaugh worth?
Rush Limbaugh was best known for being a radio host and political commentator. The staunch Donald Trump supporter and American personality lost his short battle with lung cancer today.
Rush’s wife Kathryn Rogers announced the devastating news on his radio show.
She said: “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.
“As so many of you know, losing a loved one is terribly difficult – even more so when that loved one is larger than life. Rush will forever be the greatest of all time.
“Rush was an extraordinary man, a gentle giant, brilliant, quick-witted, genuinely kind, extremely generous, passionate, courageous and the hardest-working person I know.”
Rush hosted The Rush Limbaugh Show since 1988 and garnered around 20 million listeners.
The radio host reported his diagnosis on February 2, 2020 on air.
Rush married four times in his 70 years.
He first wed back in 1977 to Roxy Maxine McNeely but they later divorced in 1980.
He then married Michelle Sixta in 1983. They divorced in 1990, and four years later Rush tied the knot with Marta Fitzgerald.
The couple divorced in 2004 and six years later, in 2010, Rush married Kathryn Adams Limbaugh.
Rush was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump at the State of the Union address last year.
The then First Lady Melania Trump presented the honour after his cancer diagnosis announcement.
Known as one of the most popular and highly paid radio talk shows in the world, what is Rush Limbaugh’s net worth?
According to Celebrity Networth.com, Rush is worth a staggering $600million (£433.17million).
For almost 20 years, Rush was one of the highest paid radio personalities in the world.
Every year he earned around $85million (around £61million) from his salary, bonuses, profit participation and appearance fees.
Back in 2008, Rush signed a mega eight-year contract with Clear Channel for £400million (£288.78million).
He was the world’s second highest-paid radio host behind Howard Stern.