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Full NameHugh Hefner
First NameHugh
Last NameHefner
Birth NameHugh Marston Hefner
Birth CityChicago, Illinois
Birth CountryAmerica
Father NameGlenn Lucius Hefner
Mother NameGrace Caroline Hefner
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
SpouseCrystal Harris (2012 to 2017), Millie Williams (1949 to 1959), Kimberley Conrad (1989 to 2010)
No Of Children4
Height175 cm
Networth$50 M
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Date of BirthApril 6,1926
Age93 years
Amount$50 million

How Much Is The Net Worth Of Hugh Hefner?

Hugh Hefner is the founder of Playboy magazine which he later turned it into a business empire. It is no surprise that he was worth around $50 million at the time of his death. His company made around $12 million in the ’70s which is equivalent to over $70 million today.

Hugh Hefner’s life is the perfect example of rags to riches. He is one of the greatest influences of pop culture which made him a millionaire. His net worth is often compared to Pierre Omidyar ($12.7 billion), LL Cool J ($120 million) and Milo Yiannopoulos ($4 million).

Huge Hefner Earned Huge Wealth As a Playboy Founder

Hugh Hefner was estimated to have a net worth of around $50 million at the time of his death in September 2017 according to Celebrity Net Worth. He mainly earned from his career as an American entrepreneur and the proud founder of Playboy magazine.

At the peak of his magazine, his net worth was estimated to be over $200 million. In 2009, when he filed the divorce, he disclosed that he had a salary of around $43 million. Over the last 10 to 15 years the shares and stock price of his company fell by 80% between 2000 to 2010.

Hugh Hefner in his robe costume- The Founder of Play Boy Magazine
Hugh Hefner in his robe costume- The Founder of Play Boy Magazine

In 2013, he shared his sources of income listing:

Income SourcesEarnings of 2013
Pensions and retirement$4 thousand
Social Security earnings$22 thousand
Assets in Stocks and Bonds$36 million
Dividends and Interests earnings$1.4 million
Monthly base salary from Playboy$116 thousand
Income from HMH Productions$189 thousand
Other miscellaneous income$211 thousand

In 2011, the company was taken private by Hefner and Icon Acquisition Holdings. Eventually, Rizvi traverse bought the share of Icon Holdings.

Here is the list of his monthly income reported by a verified source

Income SourcesEarnings
Salary from Playboy$116 thousand
Social Security$1 thousand
Dividends and interest$121 thousand
Rental property$17 thousand
Income from HMH Productions$15 thousand
Pensions and retirement$413
Other miscellaneous income$17 thousand
Total monthly income$290 thousand

Before he launched his own magazine, he was the copywriter for Esquire magazine. He left the job because they denied raising the salary by $5.00. Then in 1953, he borrowed $8,000 from investors, $1,000 from mother, $600 of his money and a mortgage to start his Playboy magazine.

How Much Is The Net Worth Of Hugh Hefner? $50 million

His magazine eventually went down after the internet started providing free adult videos. During his death, he had around 35% share of the Playboy brand while he owned 100% of the actual magazine.

Assets, Houses, Cars, Expenses, Insurances, Charity Works

Talking about his assets, he is rumored to be the owner of the iconic Playboy Mansion. Actually, the Playboy enterprise owned the mansion. He just paid the annual fee covering rent, foods, and parties of around $1 million per year.

Back in 2016, the enterprises listed the 50,000 square foot mansion featuring 29 rooms, a zoo, wine cellar, home theatre, swimming pool with cave-like grotto, and tennis court for around $200 million. The house was bought by Daren Metropoulos for $110 million.

Hugh Hefner loves his cars and has a huge collection
Hugh Hefner loves his cars and has a huge collection

Moving to his car collections, he had several Porsches, Lamborghinis, Cadillac, and many other classic vintage cars. He had cars including 1969 Mercedes Benz Model 600 Pullman Limousine, 1955 Cadillac Series 62 convertible, Lamborghini Gallardo and many more.

Here see the list of his assets, bank account details and other shares and stocks:

Assets in the bank account$306 thousand
Assets in the joint bank account$6.1 million
Annual income estimated as of 2013$3 million
Rental Property earnings$204 thousand

The total assets including Playboy stock and property were estimated to be around $43 million.

Take a look at his expenses per month as of 2009.

Rent$53 thousand
Foods$18 thousand
Entertainment$25 thousand
College expenses for kids$10 thousand
Health care$3 thousand

Well, there is no information regarding his taxes payments and insurance plans and policies.

A Year Before his Death, He Didn't Own Any Real Estates

In contrary to the renowned belief, Hugh did not own any physical assets practically before his death.

As per the reports, he had sold his Playboy Mansion for $100 million to his neighbour. However, he did not receive any money for the sales as he had given his company equity along with the mansion to the firm in 2011 under a certain condition.

Well, the condition was that, he would be allowed to live in the mansion as long as he lives for measly $100 an year. Also, he would get $1 million as his annual salary.

He Was an Active Philanthropist

He was also involved in several charity works including Hugh M Hefner Foundation, Starkey Hearing Foundation and others. Hefner provided around $2 million gifts to USC’s film school. Similarly, he raised around $5,000 to $10,000 and many LOIs for the fundings.

Back in 2006, he donated $1 million donations to the UCLA Film & Television Archive and again in 2007, he made the donation of $2 million to the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Hugh Hefner Personal Life- Parents, Married, Wife, Children, Son, Daughter, Divorce, Girlfriends, Bisexual, Affairs, Death, Height

Hugh Hefner aka Hugh Marston Hefner was born on 9 April 1926 and died on 27 September 2017. He was born in Chicago, Illinois to parents; father Glenn Lucius Hefner and mother Grace Caroline Hefner and died in Los Angeles, California.

Did You Know? He bought the burying space beside late American actress and protagonist of the first centerfold of Playboy Magazine, Marilyn Monroe.

Hugh Was Married Thrice

Coming to his personal life, Hugh Hefner was married thrice. Firstly, he tied the knot to Millie Williams from 1949 to 1959. The couple was blessed with two children; daughter Christie and son David.

Hugh Hefner and Kimberley Conrad
Hugh Hefner and Kimberley Conrad

After the divorce, he was in a nuptial relationship with spouse Kimberley Conrad for 11 years from 1989 to 2010. They were blessed with two children; sons Marston Glenn and Cooper Hefner.

Hugh Hefner and his girlfriends
Hugh Hefner and his girlfriends

Later in January 2009, he started dating Crystal Harris and married each other in 2012. They separated in 2017 after six years of their marriage.

He Had Multiple Girlfriends

Apart from his wives, he had many other affairs. He dated Barbara Lynn Klein¸ Shannon Tweed, Carrie Leigh, Brande Roderick, Mandy Bentley, Sandy Bentley, Brande Bentley, Tina Marie Jordan, Roderick, Izabella St. James, Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt, Kendra Wilkinson, twins Karissa and Kristina Shannon, and many others in his lifetime.

Among them, Carrie Leigh filed a lawsuit of $30 million palimony against Hefner. Moreover, he also experimented bisexuality in 1971.


Hugh Hefner died at the age of 91 on 27 September 2017 at his Playboy Mansion, Holmby Hills, Westwood District, Los Angeles. He was buried by the side of the Marilyn Monroe on 30 September 2017.

Hugh Hefner Grave
Hugh Hefner Grave

He died due to the drug-sepsis disease and E.coil infection, respiratory failure and ultimately, cardiac arrest.

Updated On Sun Sep 29 2019 Published On Wed Jul 24 2019 By