The estate of the late, great Rush Limbaugh smashed real estate records in Palm Beach, Florida, just a few years after the iconic radio show succumbed to the effects of lung cancer.
Limbaugh originally purchased his Palm Beach home in 1998 for the hefty price tag of $3.8 million. Now, a quarter-of-a-century later, his heirs are selling the same property and a few adjacent acres for an astounding $155 million, representing a markup of 3,800%. That’s quite a return on investment.
According to the Daily Mail, the sales price makes the Limbaugh transaction the most expensive in Palm Beach history, beating out the sale of hedge fund manager Ken Griffin’s home sale in 2013 by a wide margin. Griffin sold his property for $129 million just under a decade ago.
Limbaugh may be gone but his legacy and works are far from forgotten. In addition to capitalizing on a still-hot housing market, the family and estate of Limbaugh also published a book in honor of the long-time personality and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient titled “Radio’s Great Of All Time.” No doubt begrudgingly, that book made it on the New York Times bestseller list as the number one seller.
The book was a compilation of Rush Limbaugh’s most memorable moments on radio and featured commentary from his widow Kathryn Adams Limbaugh as well as Rush’s younger brother David.
The book was a collection of Rush’s greatest radio moments with commentary from his widow Kathryn Adams Limbaugh and Rush’s younger brother David Limbaugh.
“For more than thirty years, millions of listeners tuned in to hear Rush Limbaugh’s voice,” the synopsis of the book reads on Amazon. “At its peak, The Rush Limbaugh Show aired on more than 650 radio stations nationwide, and his inimitable commentary and distinctive sense of humor garnered a devoted audience that celebrated with him when he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2020.”
“Rush’s passing the following year sent shock waves through the conservative and broadcasting communities,” it continued. “In this timeless collection of his best work, his triumphant legacy as the greatest voice for conservatism is cemented in history.”
“When Rush’s dear friend Vince Flynn first suggested the idea of this book, Rush considered the task daunting,” the summary explains. “‘How can I possibly select the best of the best,’ he joked, ‘from all the years of pure genius?’ Over time, Rush came to love this project immensely, and recalled incredible details from his childhood and early career.”
“Featuring commentary from loved ones, family, friends, and prominent figures such as President Donald Trump, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Governor Ron DeSantis, and more, Radio’s Greatest of All Time is the ultimate gift for any devoted listener and leaves no doubt about his profound impact on this country.”
Limbaugh is credited with igniting the conservative movement on the radio in the early 1990s and introducing conservatism to entire generations of listeners. At its peak, his show boasted tens of millions of weekly listeners and no one came close to matching his success.
Limbaugh was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Donald Trump at the president’s last State of the Union address in 2020, catching him completely off guard as First Lady Melania Trump draped the medal over his neck.
Featured image: Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
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