Hugh Hefner started up Playboy magazine, with its first issue publishing in 1953. He lived in the Playboy mansion, which was the backdrop for infamous parties throughout the years. His life was featured on the reality show The Girls Next Door, on the air between 2005 and 2010. But he was also a husband and a father.
Hefner was first wed to Mildred Williams, his high school sweetheart, from 1949 to 1959, and they had a daughter, Christie, and a son, David. In 1989, he tied the knot with a woman who was 37 years younger than him, Kimberley Conrad (a past Playmate of the Year who now works with organizations focused on animal rescue), and they had two sons, Marston and Cooper. After separating, their divorce came in 2010, and two years later, Hefner married Crystal Harris Hefner, who was 60 years younger than him and with him until the end.
This eccentric entrepreneur died in September 2017, and at that time, his net worth was $50 million. It should also be noted that the will he left behind for his children came with some rules: If any of them are found to be someone who “frequently uses or consumes any illegal substances,” they’ll be removed from the trust.
On January 24, 2022, a new documentary, Secrets of Playboy, came to A&E, digging into the Playboy empire. Due to the allegations that started coming out, Playboy released an official statement, saying, “Today’s Playboy is not Hugh Hefner’s Playboy. We trust and validate these women and their stories, and…