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American radio talk show host, writer, and conservative political commentator Rush Hudson Limbaugh III, best known for his ultraconservative and often controversial opinions, is listed as the most-listened-to talk show host with a weekly audience of 15 million. Limbaugh’s fame hits new heights when “The Rush Limbaugh Show”, on the air for more than two decades and is seen as the highest-rated American talk radio program nowadays, premiered. Besides his greatest success in radio, Limbaugh regularly appeared as a political commentator on television, and has authored several magazine articles and influential books. Limbaugh was awarded the Marconi Radio Award for Syndicated Radio Personality of the Year in 5 years and especially inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1993. He was later inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1998.

Before fame

Rush Limbaugh was born in a prominent family of professional lawyers, to attorney Rush Hudson Limbaugh II and his wife. His paternal grandfather having served as America's Ambassador to India, uncle Stephen Limbaugh being appointed federal judge and brother David Limbaugh working as a lawyer too. Despite being born in such a highly regarded family, he however did not follow his father’s expectation, encountering his family’s objection. He decided to keep his aspirations for career in radio alive, landed his first radio job as a disc jockey on his home town's KGMO (co-owned by his father) when in high school, using the on-air name "Rusty Sharpe" in 1967. After dropping out of college in 1971 to pursue the radio dream, he moved to Pennsylvania and became a Top 40 music DJ on WIXZ. Then, he signed EFM Media Management, moved to New York City where The Rush Limbaugh Show debuted on August 1.

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Undergoing three broken relationships with 3 old wives, Roxy Maxine McNeely, Michelle Sixta, and Marta Fitzgerald, Rush Limbaugh finally appears to find his true half with the perfect marriage with his party planner from Florida, Kathryn Rogers since 2010, has yet children until now.

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