Hugh Hefner the founder of popular men’s magazine Playboy has died aged 91, Playboy Enterprises recently announced.
Born on April 9, 1926, Hefner introduced the world to Playboy magazine in 1953. He then built the company into one of the most recognisable American global brands in history.
Playboy Enterprises expanded over the years to include television, film, resorts, nightclubs, products, charities and a number of websites. By 1971 it was selling 7 million copies a month.
Asked in 2013 how many women he had been with over the years, Hefner told Esquire: “How could I possibly know? Over a thousand, I'm sure. There were chunks of my life when I was married, and when I was married I never cheated. But I made up for it when I wasn't married. You have to keep your hand in.”
Hefner is survived by his wife Crystal Harris and his four children from previous relationships.