Rush Limbaugh’s longtime Palm Beach estate was bought by billionaire William Lauder for a record $155 million, according to people familiar with the deal.
Mansion with a view from above
The almost 2.7-acre waterfront property on upscale North Ocean Boulevard reportedly has a large number of homes, according to public records. It has immediate beach access and around 250 feet of ocean beachfront. The property was purchased in 1998 for $3.9 million by Mr. Limbaugh, a conservative talk-radio legend who passed away in 2021.
The cosmetics giant Estée Lauder Companies’ executive chairman is Mr. Lauder. For a combined $200 million, he recently listed two Palm Beach properties with around 360 feet of beach beachfront. He bought one of the houses in 2020 for little about $25.4 million, according to public records. He purchased the second property, which was about 1.8 acres, in 2021 for an undisclosed sum. On both lots, houses were demolished.
The buyer of Rush Limbaugh’s $155 million Palm Beach mansion has been revealed as William Lauder, executive chairman of the cosmetics company The Estée Lauder Companies
According to public data, Mr. Lauder has a Park Avenue apartment in New York that was listed for $45 million in 2019 but then removed.
The Wall Street Journal said that the Limbaugh estate was secretly listed for $150 million to $175 million last year.
In Zev Chafets’ 2010 book “An Army of One,” Limbaugh adorned the approximately 24,000-square-foot West Indian-style main home. The book describes a Versailles-inspired salon and a Plaza Hotel-style dining room chandelier.
Palm Beach set a record with $155 million. Private-equity CEO Scott Shleifer paid $122.7 million for a beachfront property in 2021, and hedge funder Ken Griffin paid $129.6 million for four properties in 2013. Last year, Larry Ellison bought a Manalapan home for $173 million.
Look at William Lauder’s $155 million mansion in these amazing photos.
Mansion next to the blue beach
There is a swimming pool behind the mansion