(NewsGlobal.com)- Rush Limbaugh’s home in Palm Beach was sold to a cosmetics chairman for a whopping $155 million, according to The Daily Wire. William Lauder, 62, runs The Estée Lauder Companies and took ownership of the 2.7-acre property of the late conservative radio host after months of being for sale.
Limbaugh passed away at the age of 70 in February 2021 after a battle with lung cancer. His death came just a year after the radio host was awarded the Medal of Freedom by then-President Donald Trump.
“Here tonight is a special man, someone 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,” Trump said wishing Limbaugh a fast recovery. The news had just broken that Limbaugh was beginning to receive treatment.
After eight months of looking for a buyer off-market, the estate was sold by Limbaugh’s widow, Kathryn Adams Limbaugh. The main property was originally bought for nearly $4 million when Limbaugh was married to his third wife, Marta Fitzgerald. Six years after their divorce in 2004, Limbaugh purchased an additional four properties that would become the ocean-front estate, with the mansion spanning 24,000 square feet.
After Limbaugh passed away, his wife appeared as the voice of his show to inform listening. She expressed her regret that it could not be Rush himself behind the “golden microphone.”
The Rush Limbaugh Show first aired in 1984 before it was nationally syndicated in 1988. For the next 33 years, Limbaugh hosted his three-hour show, becoming one of the nation’s most famous and successful conservative commentators.
Limbaugh was an inspiration to many other conservatives entering the media landscape. He tirelessly tried, despite his many failures entering the business, according to The Daily Wire.