Total Net Worth: $43 Million (2009)
Born in: Chicago, IL
Marital status: The Eternal Bachelor
Occupation: Entrepreneur; magazine publisher and producer
As a copywriter for Esquire magazine, a young Hefner had yet to comprehend the indelible impact that he would have on an industry, a country and a global population. When his request for a $5 pay increase was vehemently denied at the legendary publication, he understood this rejection to be a sign of great opportunity.
As a young military veteran from a conservative, Midwest, Methodist family, Hugh Hefner might have been the very last person anyone could have foreseen as the media mogul he has become. After seeing the infrastructure of the publication and media world through Esquire...(Continue Reading)