September 25, 2020

Rush Limbaugh Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : February 6, 2020

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Short Biography

Rush Limbaugh was born on 12-01-1951 in Cape Girardeau in the state of Missouri, United States. He is an American Television Presenter, Comedian, Writer, Philanthropist, Author, Activist, Radio Personality, Radio Host & Political Commentator.


Rush Limbaugh Complete Bio & Career

Rush Limbaugh is a famed political commentator. By the time he was 8 years old, Limbaugh had set his sights on a career in radio. Though Limbaugh's family frowned upon his aspirations for a career in radio, they didn't completely ignore his passion for broadcasting. At the age of 9, Limbaugh received a Remco Caravelle, a toy radio that could transmit on AM frequencies up to 500 feet away.
 
Limbaugh landed his first radio job when he was in high school; using the pseudonym "Rusty Sharpe," he worked as a DJ for the local station KGMO (co-owned by his father). Following high school, Limbaugh briefly attended Southeast Missouri State University; he left the school in 1971, after one year of enrollment, to pursue a career in radio. In 1987, the Federal Communications Commission repealed a long-standing rule known as the Fairness Doctrine, which required both television and radio stations to air for an equal amount of time each side to a political argument. The repeal of the Fairness Doctrine ultimately paved the way for Limbaugh's now-distinct, politically conservative radio style to take shape. Not long after, the on-air host left KFBK for a position at the ABC Radio Network, bringing his newfound fame with him, as well as a reputation for having strong, right wing ideologies.
 
The Rush Limbaugh Show, nationally syndicated from New York City by ABC Radio, premiered on August 1, 1988. Known for its heavy political focus and sometimes extreme conservative slant, The Rush Limbaugh Show has been on the air for more than three decades, at one point becoming the highest-rated American talk radio program. He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1993 and the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1998. 
 
Additionally, he's a five-time winner of the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award for Excellence in Syndicated and Network Broadcasting. In February 2020, he announced that he is suffering from advanced lung cancer.

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Rush Limbaugh Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Rush Limbaugh Sr. and Mildred Limbaugh. He has a brother named David Limbaugh. He first married Roxy Maxine McNeely in 1977 and divorced her in 1980. He then married Michelle Sixta in 1983 and remained married to her till 1990. He then married Marta Fitzgerald in 1994 and divorced her in 2004. He is currently married to Kathryn Rogers since 2010.

Life's Important Dates Of Rush Limbaugh

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Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour White (Half Bald)

Personal Info

Home Town Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Address New York City, New York, United States
School N/A
College Central High School, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Qualification Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau
Hobbies Reading and Writing Books
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth $500 Million
Official Website www.rushlimbaugh.com

Favourites

Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Basketball
Favorite Film Director David Cameron
Favorite Place United States

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Rush Limbaugh

  • He worked as a ticket salesman for Major League Baseball's Kansas City Royals, in the mid-1980s.
  • Journalist Lewis Grossberger wrote in The New York Times that Limbaugh had "more listeners than any other talk show host" and described Limbaugh's style as "bouncing between earnest lecturer and political vaudevillian".
  • In 2003, Limbaugh had a brief stint as a professional football commentator with ESPN.
  • He has authored numerous articles and books, including 1992's best-selling The Way Things Ought to Be and 1993's See, I Told You So.

Rush Limbaugh Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

69 years, 8 months, 13 days old age Rush Limbaugh will turn 70 on 12 January, 2021. Only 3 months, 17 days, 21 hours, 31 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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