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What Happened To David Hefner? The Oldest Son Of Hugh Hefner

What Happened To David Hefner? The Oldest Son Of Hugh Hefner
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David Hefner is the second son of American magazine publisher Hugh Marston Hefner. His father was the founder and editor-in-chief of the controversial Playboy magazine. As the son of a famous father, David has also been in the media spotlight for a long time.

Sadly, his father is no longer in this world, as he passed away in 2017. So what is his life like now? Is he married or seeing his girlfriend? Does he have children? In this article, we will talk about his career, relationships, net worth, and other interesting details about him.

Let’s start.

David Hefner Is The Son Of Hugh Hefner

As we have already mentioned, David Hefner is one of the four children of the Playboy founder. He was born on 30 August 1955 to his father Hugh Marston Hefner and his mother Mildred (“Millie”) Williams. He is in fact the first son of the magazine’s publisher and his first wife, Millie.

Hefner was born into one of the wealthiest families and had a very lavish lifestyle. However, for all the fame his father had, David has kept a fairly low profile.

David Hefner Has Three Siblings

He is not the only child in his family. He has three siblings, Christy Hefner, Cooper Hefner, and Marston Hefner. Christie is his biological sister, while Cooper and Marston are his half-brothers.

Both of his stepbrothers were born from his father’s second marriage to Kimberly Conrad. All of his siblings are fairly well-established and successful in their professional lives. His younger brother Cooper is the Creative Director of Playboy Enterprise. He is also the founder and CEO of the startup Hop.

Marston is also associated with Playboy magazine and has participated in shows. He has appeared in several television series and documentaries such as Hef’s Runaway Bride, America’s Book of Secrets, and some others. Unfortunately, in 2012 he was arrested by the police and jailed for a year for domestic violence against his girlfriend Claire Sinclair.

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His Biological Sister Christie Is A Businesswoman & Activist

David Hefner’s biological sister Christie is a successful businesswoman. She is very active in the family business and has worked for Playboy magazine for over 30 years. She has also been the CEO of Playboy for about 20 years.

Christie reportedly joined the magazine in 1975, was named president of Playboy Enterprises in 1982, and was named CEO in 1988.

She is also a philanthropist and has raised $30 million for CORE Chicago. In light of all her philanthropic and business endeavors, she has been repeatedly included in the Forbes 100 Most Influential Women list.

What Does David Hefner Do For A Living?

Unlike his sister and abandoned brothers, David is not involved in the family business. Rather, he has forged his own path and is an entrepreneur. He has an engineering degree in computer engineering and works as a computer analyst for his own company in Northern California.

David Hefner is also reported to have worked as a graphics specialist in films. He is reported to be quite successful in his business. As regards his place of residence, he lives in Northern California.

Who Is David Hefner’s Wife?

David has been quite coy when it comes to his personal life. There is almost no information about his wife or even if he has ever been married.

Although sources suggest that he was married to his wife, there are no authentic sources to confirm this. His absence on social media platforms has also made his life more mysterious. Hopefully, he will speak about his love life in the coming days.

His Father Hugh Hefner Is Married To Thrice

David’s father Hugh has been married three times. The first time he was married to Milly Williams, a student at Northwestern University. The couple married in 1949 and, as mentioned above, had 2 children. However, the husband and wife separated in 1959 after 10 years of marriage.

The second time he married the actress and model Kimberly Conrad. They walked down the aisle in 1989. Despite the large age difference – 36 years – he had the longest relationship with her. They welcomed two sons before divorcing in 2010.

What Happened To David Hefner? The Oldest Son Of Hugh Hefner

A year before his divorce from his second wife, Hugh began dating model and television personality Crystal Harris. They were married on 31 December 2012, until his death.

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Why Did David Hefner’s Parents Divorce?

David’s parents, Hugh and Midred, had been together since their school days. However, after their marriage, Hefner’s mother, Mildred, had an affair with a military man, which she confessed to her then-husband, Hugh.

Although they managed to be together for a while on the basis of mutual understanding, they eventually broke up.

David’s Father Died In 2017

Hugh, the founder of Playboy magazine, died on 27 September 2017 in Los Angeles, California. She reportedly died of sepsis caused by an E. coli infection at her home in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California. She was 91 years old at the time of her death.

He was buried in Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles, next to Marilyn Monroe, for whom he had paid USD 75 000 in 1992. In 2009, speaking to the Los Angeles Times, he said,

Spending eternity next to Marilyn is an opportunity too sweet to pass up

How Much Is David Hefner’s Net Worth?

Born the son of Hugh Hefner, David is undoubtedly a potential candidate to inherit his fortune. However, he turned down the opportunity and, as we mentioned above, has a successful career. However, when it comes to his net wealth, he has remained largely silent.

On the other hand, his father was worth around $50 million at the time of his death.

Quick Facts About David Hefner

Full NameDavid Hefner
Popular ForHugh Hefner’s son
Age (As of 2022)67 years old
Date of BirthAugust 30, 1955
Zodiac SignPalo Alto, California, United States
Birth PlaceUnited States
Height6 feet 1 inch
Eye ColorBlack
Weight75 kg
Estimated net worthover $500,000
FatherHugh Marston Hefner
MotherMildred Williams(Millie)
SiblingsChristie Hefner, Marston Glenn, and Cooper Hefner