We’ve all heard of the icon; Hugh Hefner. Some of us may turn up our nose at the sound of his name, and others secretly worship him.
He has made every young boy’s dreams a reality; living amongst young, busty, bikini-clad women-even up until the age of 91.
We may think Hugh Hefner’s only claim to fame was through pioneering the success of Playboy magazine, making a living off of nudity and young women looking for their big break, or the world’s original (and oldest) ‘Playboy’, but there’s actually, so much more to him than we realise. He lived an interesting life and has truly left quite a profound legacy (I can see you rolling your eyes over there, but seriously, read on and see for yourself!) Our crazy facts on him and his life will prove that he was indeed, a fascinating character.
1.Hugh Hefner is the 9th cousin to President George Bush
…bet you didn’t know that.
2. He confessed in an interview, that he had slept with over 1000 women.
In an interview with Esquire, he admitted to not being sure of how many women he had slept with, but was sure it was “well over a thousand”.
3. In 2010 Hugh donated around $900,000 in protection of the Hollywood sign, after there was a petition to have it demolished.
He sure loved that sign!
4. In 1985 he suffered a stroke that left him temporarily paralyzed and unable to speak but managed to make a full recovery.
What a trooper!
5. Hugh Hefner’s wish, was to be buried next to the grave of Marilyn Monroe, in a cemetery in Los Angeles.
Hugh founded Playboy with a nude picture of Marilyn Monroe, in 1953. If it wasn’t for her, he may have lived a lonely life (with only one wife).
6. Hugh Hefner is rumored to have the IQ of a genius; tipping the scales at 152.
Of course, he was a genius! How many other men can say they dated three women at once, were all 40 years his junior, AND all knew about each other! He really was doing something right!
7. When African Americans were denied equal rights, through racial segregation, in 1960, Hugh opened a Club in Chicago that allowed people of all races, through its doors.
Hugh Hefner was all for human rights; racial equality, gender equality and same-sex marriages.
I’m sure you’ve learned a thing or two about Hugh Hefner, after that, and now is the time to admit that he was indeed, an interesting ol’ fella.
Hugh Hefner passed away at the ripe old age of 91, at his home, better known as the Playboy Mansion. He is reported to have passed away, through natural causes.