Hugh Hefner Net Worth: $50 Million
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner died of natural causes on Sept. 27, 2017. He was 91 years old.
Hefner created Playboy magazine in 1953, and grew the men’s mag into a brand, empire and lifestyle. Though he retreated from the public eye during the last years of his life, he was known for his affinity for silk robes, scantily clad women and the wild parties he threw regularly at his 29-room Holmby Hills, Calif., estate, better known as the Playboy Mansion.
At the height of its popularity in the 1970s, Playboy magazine sold over 7 million copies. Thanks to the success of the magazine – known for its nude photos and in-depth interviews – the brand grew to include multi-platform production enterprises, clothing and home lines, clubs and hotels. Playboy-branded products still bring in $1 billion in sales annually.
The publishing and media legend is survived by his wife, Playmate Crystal Hefner, and his four children: daughter Christie and son David from his first marriage to his college sweetheart Mildred Williams, and sons Cooper and Marston from his second marriage to Playmate Kimberly Conrad.
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