Christie Hefner

About Christie Hefner

Who is it?: Former CEO of Playboy
Birth Day: November 08, 1952
Birth Place: Wilmette, Illinois, United States, United States
Birth Sign: Sagittarius
Education: Brandeis University
Occupation: Publisher
Known for: Playboy Enterprises
Spouse(s): William A. Marovitz (m. 1995; div. 2013)
Parent(s): Hugh Hefner Mildred Williams

Christie Hefner Net Worth

Christie Hefner was bornon November 08, 1952 in Wilmette, Illinois, United States, United States, is Former CEO of Playboy. Christie Hefner is the daughter of Hugh Hefner, the founder of the adult entertainment company ‘Playboy Enterprises’. She did her bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature from Brandeis University and started her career as a journalist. Later she joined her father’s company and rose to be its CEO and chairperson. She made an impact on the company’s functioning by shifting its focus from the print media to the internet in order to keep it abreast with the changing scenario. She is known for starting Playboy TV and Playboy.com. She also closed down Playboy Clubs and laid off surplus staff of the company. Under her able leadership, Playboy gained control over other similar agencies and became the world’s number one adult entertainment enterprise. As time went by, she was influenced by Barrack Obama and decided to leave the company and divert her attention to social causes. She established the Hugh M First Amendment Award and helped raise $ 30 million for the first outpatient facility for AIDS. She also went on to get involved with the wellness and beauty industry and was appointed the executive chairperson of the Canyon Ranch Enterprises and Hatch Beauty. Among her various other portfolios, she became a member of the board of RDO Companies and is on the advisory board of the Springboard Enterprises. Today, Christie Hefner is one of America’s respected citizens and a standing member of its Civil Liberties Union.
Christie Hefner is a member of Business Women

💰 Net worth: $20 Million

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Biography/Timeline

1964

Hefner was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of Mildred (Williams) and Hugh Hefner. Her parents had separated by the time she was five. When her mother remarried, she moved to Wilmette, Illinois. There she graduated from New Trier High School. She attended the National Music Camp at Interlochen during the summers from 1964 to 1968.

1974

She graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis University with a bachelor's degree in English and American literature in 1974. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in her junior year.

1982

In 1982, she became President of Playboy Enterprises, and was made chairman of the board and CEO in 1988. The company acquired adult-oriented businesses such as Spice Network and ClubJenna.

1995

She married former Illinois state senator william A. Marovitz, a real estate developer and attorney in 1995, and she lives in Chicago. They divorced in 2013 and have no children. Marovitz was sued by the Securities Exchange Commission for allegedly using inside information to trade illegally in shares of Playboy, which was against Hefner's warning. In 2011, he settled out of court for $168,352.

2008

On December 8, 2008, she announced her plans to step down as CEO of Playboy as of January 31, 2009. Hefner said that the election of Barack Obama as the next U.S. President had inspired her to give more time to charitable work, and that the decision to step down was her own. "Just as this country is embracing change in the form of new leadership, I have decided that now is the time to make changes in my own life as well," she said.

2011

In May 2011, she was named executive chairman of Canyon Ranch Enterprises, a resort company that operates six premier spa destinations and an online website providing health and wellness advice.

2015

When she left Canyon Ranch Enterprises in 2015, she became chairman of Hatch Beauty, a brand and product innovation company in the personal care space, and she also joined the board of RDO Companies, a $3 billion family owned agricultural conglomerate.