If you didn’t catch Monday’s edition of Your World with Neil Cavuto, here’s what you missed:
Top-rated radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has inked an unprecedented new contract that will pay him roughly $250 million over the next eight years.
Media analysts believe that one reason Limbaugh is collecting so much cash is he rarely talks about sex, making him an easy sell to sponsors.
"He's well known and his advertising revenue base draws upon a nationwide audience that is highly scalable," said UBS Warburg’s Lee Westerfield.
But without a bankable name, what can ordinary Americans maximize their earning power?
Hassam Hamadeh, co-founder of Vault.com, noted that the supply of highly-educated, well-experienced employees remains "very tight," and while most Americans don't have agents negotiating their salaries for them, employers are still "willing to pay up for that ‘A-player’… based on supply and demand."
Here’s what you had to say about the issue:
Rush Limbaugh is absolutely worth his new, higher salary. He makes what some would call outrageous money because he has an outrageously huge audience. He reaches between 20 and 25 million Americans consumers daily. I hated to see Fox News Channel join the class warfare harangue game. Just for that, I think I'll head over to Rush's website to make him a little richer. It's time to subscribe to the newsletter.
How much of Limbaugh's annual pay is salary vs. a % of ad revenue? One is fixed the other variable. While the income is large, it's only fair to state what part is at risk.
If some illiterate high schooler who doesn't know what planet he's on, but can hit a ball with a stick, is worth it then I'd say Rush is too. Wouldn't you?
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