The asking price for Rush Limbaugh’s former Palm Beach home is reportedly starting at a whopping $150 million.
Limbaugh, the legendary conservative radio host, passed away on February 17, 2021. His waterfront home in the wealthy Florida county is now owned by a trust connected with his widow, Kathryn Adams Limbaugh.
The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Limbaugh purchased the home in 1998 for $3.9 million. Now, according to the paper, the home could sell for as high as $175 million, which would be one of the highest home sales ever in Palm Beach.
“The Rush Limbaugh Show” was first nationally syndicated on the radio in 1988. It spent 33 years on the air and grew into a nationally syndicated show on more than 600 stations, tallying nearly 27 million weekly listeners. He also published multiple best-selling books.
Limbaugh’s widow announced his death in 2021 by thanking his fans and expressing his gratitude for America via Facebook.
“We, the Limbaugh family, are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved Rush has died,” Adams Limbaugh said in a statement at the time. “Rush Hudson Limbaugh III will forever be the greatest of all time, a courageous, brilliant gentle giant and radio pioneer. Our entire family is so thankful to everyone who prayed and cared for Rush, especially the audience he adored. Rush’s love for our country, and for all of you, will live on eternally.”
During the 2020 State of the Union, then President Donald J. Trump awarded Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom shortly after Limbaugh announced that he had lung cancer.
“Almost every American family knows the pain when a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness,” Trump said during the speech. “Here tonight is a special man, beloved by millions of Americans who just received a Stage 4 advanced cancer diagnosis. This is not good news, but what is good news is that he is the greatest fighter and winner that you will ever meet. Rush Limbaugh, thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country.”
“Rush, in recognition of all that you have done for our nation, the millions of people a day that you speak to and that you inspire, and all of the incredible work that you have done for charity, I am proud to announce tonight that you will be receiving our country’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom,” Trump continued. “I will now ask the first lady of the United States to present you with the honor.”
In 2009, Limbaugh gave one of his most famous speeches ever in defense of conservative principles at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.
“We love people,” he explained. “When we look out over the United States of America, when we are anywhere, when we see a group of people, such as this or anywhere, we see Americans. We see human beings. We don’t see groups. We don’t see victims. We don’t see people we want to exploit. What we see — what we see is potential. We do not look out across the country and see the average American, the person that makes this country work. We do not see that person with contempt. We don’t think that person doesn’t have what it takes. We believe that person can be the best he or she wants to be if certain things are just removed from their path like onerous taxes, regulations, and too much government.”
The Wall Street Journal added that the main house on Limbaugh’s Palm Beach property is roughly 24,000 square feet and was mostly decorated by the late radio host himself.