Hugh Marston Hefner is an American adult magazine publisher, businessman, and a well-known playboy, who is best known for being the founder and chief officer of Playboy Enterprises. Addtionally, he is widely noticed to a self-made millionaire in American, worth over $43 million.
Hefner is a political activist and philanthropist active in several causes and public issues.On April 26, 2010, Hefner donated the last $900,000 for a land purchase needed to stop the development of the famed vista of the Hollywood Sign
Hefner is a former journalist for Esquire, left in 1952 after being denied a $5 raise. In 1953, he mortgaged his furniture for a bank loan of $600, and raised $8,000 from 45 investors to launch Playboy (or Stag Party). The first issue published in December 1953, featured Marilyn Monroe from her 1949 nude calendar shoot and sold over 50,000 copies.
In 1959, Hefner and Mildred Williams ended their ten-year marrige with two children, Christie Hefner (born 1952) and David (born 1955). A period later, he admitted to being "'involved' with eleven out of twelve months' Playmate Donna Michelle, Marilyn Cole, Lillian Müller, Shannon Tweed, Barbi Benton,Karen Christy, Sondra Theodore, and Carrie Leigh. In1989, he married Playmate of the Year Kimberley Conrad. The couple had two sons, Marston Glenn (born 1990) and Cooper Bradford (born 1991).