The buyer who bought Rush Limbaugh’s Palm Beach estate for $155 million has been revealed to be billionaire William Lauder, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Lauder, 62, is the chief executive of makeup giant The Estée Lauder Companies and has a net worth of $3.5 billion, according to Forbes.
Post contacted Lauder’s company for comment.
In February 2021, Limbaugh died at home at the age of 70 after a battle with lung cancer.
The Post reported this week that the sprawling 2.7-acre property comprising three homes: 1495 North Ocean Boulevard, 1501 North Ocean Boulevard and 108 Mediterranean Road, was purchased through an undisclosed LLC.
Kathryn Adams Limbaugh, the widow of a conservative critic and fourth wife of a conservative critic. Has sold assets after buying off the market for eight months.
The radio talk show host bought the space in 1998 for $3.9 million. He was still married to his third wife, Marta Fitzgerald at the time. But the couple divorced in 2004.
A few years later, in 2010, Limbaugh married Kathryn in a Hawaiian-themed ceremony at the Palm Beach estate.
when combined The property boasts 250 feet of ocean frontage, a two-story library described as a “living room”. A “scaled-down version” of the Biltmore Estate Library in North Carolina, a swimming pool, putting green and 24-hour guardhouse, security services.
The sale is a record for Palm Beach. In 2013, hedge fund manager Ken Griffin paid $129.6 million for four parcels there.
Lauder recently sold two parcels in the same area for a total of $200 million, according to the Journal.
He bought one in 2020 for about $25.4 million and a second a year later for an undisclosed sum. Both plots had demolished houses.
Lauder also owns a NYC apartment on Park Avenue.
Records show that the Limbaugh property includes a 16,600 square foot mansion, a 2,900 square foot home, and a 2,200 square foot home, all of which have 13 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. There are also four additional guest houses.
These homes were decorated by Limbaugh himself, according to the 2010 biography “An Army of One” by Zev Chafets.
He was inspired by the designs of the Palace of Versailles and the Plaza Hotel in New York.
Limbaugh continued to host a long radio show throughout his diagnosis.
When he passed away in 2021, Kathryn announced his death on his show.
“I know I’m definitely not the Limbaugh you listened to today. i am like you I really hope Rush is behind this golden microphone right now. And welcome you to the next three hours of special broadcast,” she told the audience.
“For over 32 years, Rush has served you, your loyal audience. and always looking forward to every show It is with deep sadness that I must tell you firsthand that our dear Rush my wonderful husband Died this morning due to complications from lung cancer.”
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