Rush Limbaugh

American writer and radio talk show host Rush Hudson Limbaugh was born on January 12, 1951 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. His mother was Mildred Carolyn. His father, Rush Hudson Limbaugh's, was a lawyer and the pilot of the US Army. Many members of his family were lawyers. In addition to his father, his grandfather and brother were engaged in lawyer practice, and his uncle Stephen has been a judge in the United States District Court for a long time.

There are not many people who know, that the first work of Rush, was cleaning shoes. This job he got, being only 13 years old teenager. The first work related to the future of his stellar career, was the work of a DJ, where he used the pseudonym Rusty Sharpe.

In 1969, he graduated from Central High School in Cape Girardeau, and because of the urging of his parents Rush entered Southeast Missouri State University. However, Rush didn’t graduate this college and dropped out after one year. Even then he knew that his passion is radio.

After moving to McKeesport, Pennsylvania, he got a job of DJ at a small radio station WIXZ. Using another pseudonym Jeff Christie, he hosted there morning and afternoon shows. A short time later, Limbaugh moved again, this time in Pittsburgh, where he immediately got a job at AM radio station KQV. However, he didn’t reach a success, and after a year of work, he was fired because of his controversial statements in radio broadcasts.

After this failure, and acquired a negative reputation he could not get a job on the radio for a long time and had to work as director of promotions of basketball team Kansas City Royals.

In a radio broadcast, Rush returned only in 1984, on the radio station KFBK, Sacramento. Because of his charisma and sharp discussions on his radio show The Rush Limbaugh Program, he quickly reached success in Sacramento and in 1988 moved to New York. After first debut of his show in Ney York was in August 1988 on a radio station WABC, the popularity of Rush Limbaugh in a short time soars to the heavens. In early 1990, his program has become so popular that it was broadcasted by over 650 radio stations nationwide.

In 1992, Limbaugh tried himself as a writer and published his first book, The Way Things Ought to. A year later he published his next book I Told You So.

In 2001, at the peak of popularity, Rush had problems with hearing. And although he almost did not hear anything, Limbaugh kept on hosting the show. At the end of 2001, thanks to surgery, Rush was able to almost completely restore hearing. Continuing to work on his show, he reached a huge success. His weekly audience was over 20 million. He was ranked as 11th among the well-paid celebrities according to Forbes, and his net worth was estimated as 350 million dollars.

Private life of Rush Limbaugh was very stormy. He has been married four times and has been divorced three times, but he still does not have children. His last wife, party planner Kathryn Rogers he has been married since June 5, 2010. To entertain the wedding was invited famous singer and composer Elton John.

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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