Rush Limbaugh Biography

(Conservative Political Commentator and Host of 'The Rush Limbaugh Show')

Birthday: January 12, 1951 (Capricorn)

Born In: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States

Rush Hudson Limbaugh III, popularly known as Rush Limbaugh is a famous American radio personality, political commentator and author. He currently hosts his own talk show on ABC Radio Networks called ‘The Rush Limbaugh Show’ — the highest-rated talk-radio program in the United States. In 2008, he signed a contract extension through 2016, worth $400 million . The contract broke records for any broadcast and put him right amongst the highest paid people in the U.S. media. Starting a career in radio was a challenge for Limbaugh as he belonged to a family of professional lawyers and his father aspired for him to get into the same league as everyone else in the family. But he showed consistent passion towards radio since a young age and worked many radio jockey jobs in various cities of America. It was his job as a talk show host at KFBK in Sacramento, California, that made him one of the top radio hosts of the city, which is why ABC Radio hired him. Limbaugh’s conservative views and strong criticism of liberal policies and politicians is extremely famous among his listeners and he has not only publicized his opinions through radio but also through television and books — ‘The Way Things Ought to Be (1992)’ and ‘See, I Told You So (1993)’.

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Also Known As: Rush Hudson Limbaugh III

Died At Age: 70


Spouse/Ex-: Marta Fitzgerald (m. 1994–2004), Michelle Sixta (m. 1982–1990), Roxy Maxine McNeely (m. 1977–1980)

father: Rush Limbaugh Sr.

mother: Mildred Limbaugh

Born Country: United States

Radio Personalities American Men

political ideology: Republican

Died on: February 17, 2021

place of death: Palm Beach, Florida, United States

Diseases & Disabilities: Lung Cancer

Notable Alumni: Southeast Missouri State University

Cause of Death: Lung Cancer

Ancestry: German American

U.S. State: Missouri

Ideology: Republicans

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education: Southeast Missouri State University

  • 1

    What were Rush Limbaugh's political views?

    Rush Limbaugh was known for his conservative political views and was a prominent figure in the Republican Party.
  • 2

    How long was Rush Limbaugh's radio show on the air?

    Rush Limbaugh hosted "The Rush Limbaugh Show" for over 30 years, making it one of the longest-running and most popular talk radio shows in the United States.
  • 3

    Did Rush Limbaugh face any controversies during his career?

    Yes, Rush Limbaugh faced several controversies throughout his career, including making controversial statements about various political and social issues.
  • 4

    What impact did Rush Limbaugh have on conservative media?

    Rush Limbaugh is credited with revolutionizing conservative media and shaping the modern landscape of talk radio by pioneering a style of opinionated and confrontational commentary.
  • 5

    How did Rush Limbaugh's audience respond to his passing?

    Following Rush Limbaugh's passing, his dedicated audience of conservative listeners mourned his loss and paid tribute to his legacy as a trailblazer in conservative media.
All his fame and strongly opinionated views on American politics helped ‘The Rush Limbaugh Show’ to become the highest rated American talk show program, by ABC Radio in 1988. This show has been running for two decades now.
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Awards & Achievements
Limbaugh’s career in Radio earned him accolades like: Marconi Radio Award, William F. Buckley, Jr. Award for Media Excellence, CPAC's Defender of the Constitution Award, induction into National Radio Hall of Fame and Hall of Famous Missourians, etc.
Personal Life & Legacy
Limbaugh has married four times: Roxy Maxine McNeely (1977-1980), Michelle Sixta (1983-1990), Marta Fitzgerald (1994-2004) and Kathryn Rogers (2010-present). He does not have any children.
Facts About Rush Limbaugh
Rush Limbaugh was an avid collector of fine cigars and often enjoyed smoking them while hosting his radio show.
Limbaugh was known for his love of music and played the saxophone in his youth, even considering a career in music before pursuing broadcasting.
Despite his conservative political views, Limbaugh was close friends with many individuals across the political spectrum, including former President Bill Clinton.
Limbaugh was a strong supporter of animal welfare and donated to several animal rescue organizations throughout his life.
Limbaugh was a talented and accomplished author, with several of his books reaching bestseller status and showcasing his wit and storytelling abilities.

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