Not to mention the million Hefner dropped to buy her a house in 2013, or the ,000 yacht she gained last year.Property records show that those assets are owned by the HMH Crystal Trust—an entity that very likely also contains a millionaire’s allowance, making up for what Harris reportedly gave up in her prenuptial agreement with Hefner.Scroll through to look back at the icon’s greatest loves.
And with multiple marriages came an accumulation of obligations.
There was Hefner’s undisclosed legal settlement with ex-wife Conrad in 2010, a suit in which she sought $5 million.
A generous back-of-the-envelope estimate is that Hugh Hefner is worth $26 million, not accounting for price fluctuations in Hefner’s stock market and bond investments.
The figure is likely to be significantly lower—perhaps closer to $15 million or less—assuming he gave more of his fortune away to Harris and other family members.
But the shares entitled Hefner to nothing unless the company was sold or went public.
When a prospective 0 million buyout of Playboy last year fizzled, so too did Hefner’s hopes of realizing any of his equity stake’s paper worth.
The very same day the merger closed—March 4, 2011—the deed of the Playboy Mansion was transferred over to the company’s new owners, property records show.
So when Daren Metropoulos bought the 12-bedroom house in 2016, it was the private equity firm Rizvi—through a shell company called “Mansion Holdings”—on the other side of the 0 million deal, according to the public records.
As fans mourned the loss of the 91-year-old cultural icon while others were critical of his exploits, speculation began almost immediately over who would inherit the magnate’s remaining fortune, with several publications estimating Hefner’s net worth at upwards of million.
A thorough review of financial records and agreements, however, reveals a less glamorous truth: Hugh Hefner was worth relatively little at his death, has found.
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