It might surprise you to know that Rush Limbaugh, the conservative political commentator and radio talk show host, is still one of the highest-earning celebrities in the world, making about 84 million dollars a year.
Who would have ever thought he’d outsell Justin Bieber?
Things begin to make sense, though, when you realize that, with a cumulative weekly audience of around 13 million listeners, Limbaugh’s radio talk show is the most listened-to radio program in America.
Limbaugh is the recipient of several awards, including the Marconi Radio Award for Syndicated Radio Personality of the Year, and has been rated by Talkers Magazineas the greatest radio show host of all time.
Critical of what he considers liberal politics, Limbaugh tackles topics such as drug abuse, capital punishment, racism, feminism, and environmental issues, often taking strong, controversial stands.
With his appeal as the one of those who lead the charge for conservatism in our divided nation, Limbaugh’s influence isn’t going away anytime soon, and so his position on this list is secure.