Hugh Hefner Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Fact, and More

Hugh Hefner

Hugh Marston Hefner was an American magazine publisher. He was the creator and editor-in-chief of Playboy, a magazine that attracted accusations of obscenity for its provocative images and stories.

Hugh Hefner Biography And Net Worth

Net Worth59 Million Dollars
NameHugh Marston Hefner
Date of BirthApril 9, 1926
Birth PlaceChicago, Illinois, United States
DiedSeptember 27, 2017
Age(at the time of death)91 years
PartnersCrystal Hefner (m2012-2017), Kimberley Konrad (m1989-2010), Millie Williams (m 1949-1959)
EducationSteinmetz High School, University of Illinois, North Western University, School of the Arts Institute Chicago, College of Media
ProfessionAmerican Publisher

Hugh Hefner Early Life

On April 9, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois, Hugh Hefner was born. His parents were both natives of Nebraska and were employed as teachers and accountants. He only has one younger brother, Keith. Hefner went to Sayre Elementary School and Steinmetz High School for his early education. After graduating from high school, Hugh served as a military newspaper writer for the US Army from 1944 until 1946. Hefner graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana with a bachelor’s degree in 1949. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in just two and a half years, with minors in both creative writing and art. Before dropping out, he studied graduate sociology at Northwestern for one semester.

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Hugh Hefner Career

Hefner’s career began as a copywriter for Esquire magazine in 1952. He left his position when he was denied a pay raise of $5. The following year, he obtained a mortgage loan for $600 and amassed $8,000, including $1,000 from his mother. This was enough to start a gentleman’s magazine that featured the famed Playboy centerfold. He released his first issue of the magazine in December 1953, exactly one year after leaving Esquire. It included images from a nude calendar photo shoot of Marilyn Monroe which she performed in 1949. It immediately rose to prominence as one of America’s most widely read periodicals and sold 50,000 copies.  In addition to being the magazine’s inventor, he served as the chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises, the magazine’s publishing house. Later, he started presenting a number of Playboy TV programs. Hugh founded ethnically diverse “private key clubs” during the civil rights era. In 1966, Hefner sent Alex Haley to interview George Lincoln Rockwell, who had founded the American Nazi Party. In 1979, the television program “Roots: The Next Generations” recreated the historic interview. Although Play Boy’s publication peaked in the 1970s and switched from a monthly to a quarterly format in 2019, it is still widely read and popular today.

Hugh Hefner Wife

Hugh Hefner married thrice during his life, although he was always rumored to be with someone. He married Millie Williams in 1949. Later he married Kimberley Konrad in 1989. Following his divorce from her, he got married to Crystal Hefner in 2012.

Hugh Hefner Net Worth

Hugh’s magazine had been a huge success since the time it was launched. Because of this, he had a net worth of $50 million when he passed away.

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Hugh Hefner Body Features

Weight70 kg
Eye ColorDark Brown


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