Cosmetics chairman and billionaire William Lauder has been recently unveiled as the buyer of the Palm Beach estate of the late Rush Limbaugh for a record-setting value of well over $150 million.
The executive chairman of the famed cosmetics brand The Estée Lauder Companies, at age 62, bought the sizable 2.7-acre sprawling property previously owned by Limbaugh — which in total hosts a total of three homes — for a sum of $155 million, explained a report within the Wall Street Journal. In February of 2021, the legendary radio host passed away due to lung cancer at the age of 70.
Kathryn Adams Limbaugh, Limbaugh’s widow and fourth wife, ended up seeling off the estate in the wake of shopping it off-market for well over eight months, explained a New York Post report.
The post previously stated that the addresses for the estate — 1495 North Ocean Boulevard, 1501 North Ocean Boulevard, and 108 Mediterranean Road — all ended up being snatched up by an anonymous LLC.
In 1998, Rush Limbaugh bought an oceanfront house in Palm Beach for $3.9 million. Twenty-five years later, his widow has sold it for $155 million. From WSJ: https://t.co/Jbqu7prI7j
— Byron York (@ByronYork) March 10, 2023
The voice responsible for the Golden EIB microphone bought out the main property in 1998 for roughly $3.9 million, highlighted the outlet. At the time, Rush had been married to Marta Fitzgerald, his third wife.
The couple ended up divorcing back in 2004. Later, in 2010, he and Kathryn officially married on the grounds of the Palm Beach estate. Limbaugh later went on to buy four properties in order to create the ocean-front estate via a trust connected to his widow, explained the Washington Examiner.
The late-conservative radio commentator’s property has been marked as having 250 feet of oceanfront views, a massive 24,000-spare-foot mansion, a “scaled-down version” of the massive two-story Biltmore Estate library in North Carolina, a home radio studio built for the broadcasts done by Limbaugh, a private beach, a fully kitted guard station for 24-hour security services, and more, explained the Post.
Kathryn showed up on the “Rush Limbaugh Show” back in 2021 and officially announced his passing to his listeners the day that he died.
“I know that I am most certainly not the Limbaugh that you tuned in to listen to today. I, like you, very much wish Rush was behind this golden microphone right now, welcoming you to another exceptional three hours of broadcasting,” expressed widow’s Limbaugh’s widow to the gathered audience.
“For over 32 years, Rush has cherished you, loyal audience, and always looked forward to every single show,” she stated. “It is with profound sadness I must share with you directly that our beloved Rush, my wonderful husband, passed away this morning due to complications from lung cancer.”