Women wanted to be with him and men wanted to be like him. Myth, legend, a legacy. We remember Hef as one of the most fun and charismatic individuals that has ever stepped a foot on Earth and the United States. Watch the incredible luxury lifestyle of his golden years, below.
"I wanted my dreams to come true" said Hefner in several interviews. And boy, he did. After 3 marriages, 4 kids and hundreds of girlfriends, he managed not only to create wealth for himself, but to support his family and friends.
He helped the community and transformed the United States' society into a more liberal, less racial and supportive country.
Hef was a pioneer concerning abortion, equality and open mind concerning intimate relationships.
He had several girlfriends at the same time, threw parties that lasted for days and with his magazine helped to boost the careers of famous supermodels like Darine Stern (the first African-American woman to appear on the cover of Playboy) Pamela Anderson, Anna Nicole Smith, Jenny McCarthy, Kate Moss and Holly Madison.
He was charitable, supportive, loving and understood the necessities of the men's public in particular. Transformed a magazine into an empire and donated millions of dollars to nonprofits and Universities. For Hef, we say hurray!