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Hugh Hefner Was Proud Father Of 4 Kids And Found A Way To Look After Them Even After His Passing

Date February 6, 2020 14:32

Hugh Hefner’s net worth made him one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the US. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he earned himself a $50 million fortune but what do we know about Hugh Hefner’s kids?

Hugh Hefner’s children

The Playboy publisher passed away in 2017 at 91 and left his empire to his 4 children from 2 failed marriages. He had:

  • Christie and David from his first marriage to Mildred Williams;
  • Marston and Cooper from his second marriage to one of Playboy Playmate’s, Kimberly Conrad.

Hugh Hefner made sure his children will always be taken care of as they inherited his massive fortune. But what have they been up to?

Christie, Hugh’s eldest child, became a chairman and CEO of Playboy Enterprises. Interestingly, she claimed she is a feminist and activist, yet she ruled the empire build on ladies dressed up in bunny ears.

Christie worked for her father’s business for 30 years before stepping down in 2009. She turned her attention to charity and helped to raise $30 million to treat AIDS. Christie’s biggest achievement, perhaps, is being called one of Forbes' Most Powerful Women in the World several times.

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But what about her younger brother, David? There is no information about him. David decided to not get involved with his father’s empire and stayed away from the spotlight.

Marston Hefner practically grew up in the Playboy Mansion. He lived there for 8 years when he was a child until Hugh and Kimberly Conrad split up and the young man moved out with his mother and brother to a house next door.

Marston didn’t get to spend much time with his dad. He once shared in an interview:

We talk about what's going on in school. My latest stuff. I've always been able to go over and talk, but when it came to doing something together, we'd have to plan it out beforehand. He's a really busy guy.

Marston got used to seeing beautiful and attractive naked ladies so he admitted that the ‘average school girl’ was not his type but he noted that good looks are not everything for him.

His younger brother, Cooper, inherited his dad’s entrepreneurial side. Despite being the youngest of his siblings, the 28-year-old works as the chief creative officer at Playboy Enterprises. He also founded a media company called Hop.

Unlike his older brother, Cooper found the perfect woman for him. Last year, he married his long-time girlfriend, Harry Potter actress Scarlett Byrne.

Hugh Hefner always inspired his children to follow their dreams

Hugh Hefner’s kids learned a lot from him. Christie was grateful for business lessons she got passed from her dad and for installing in her a ‘sense of perspective.’

Cooper also noted that Hugh had never pressured him into having a certain type of career or being a certain type of person. Instead, he always wanted his children to follow their own dreams.

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Despite that he was a star in the business world and one of the most recognized people on the planet, Hugh always knew that family is the most important thing in his life. That’s why he wanted his children to be successful but also have the right values. It seems that Cooper is the one who is wearing his father’s shoes now but he does it with his own family by his side.

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