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Bob Guccione Jr. net worth:
$400 Million

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Bob Guccione Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Robert Charles Joseph Edward Sabatini Guccione was born on 17 December 1930, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, of Italian (Sicilian) descent. Bob was a businessman and magazine publisher, best known to be the founder of the adult magazine “Penthouse”. The magazine was aimed at being a competitor of “Playboy”, and all of his efforts helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his passing in 2010.

How rich was Bob Guccione? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that was at $400 million, mostly earned through the success of “Penthouse”; he was listed as part of the 1982 Forbes 400 wealth list. However the growth of online porn diminished his market, leading to his publishers’ bankruptcy. Despite this, all of his achievements ensured the position of his wealth.

Bob Guccione Net Worth $400 million

Guccione attended Blair Academy located in New Jersey. Early in his career, he managed a chain of Laundromats to support his family, and he also worked as a cartoonist for “The London American”. Later, he started selling pin-up posters, and created cartoons for Box Cards.

In 1965, Bob started “Penthouse”, beginning publication in England before extending to the United States four years later. It was an attempt to compete with “Playboy”, and focused a lot on a more investigative style,with several well-known writers – “Penthouse” focused a lot on art while “Playboy” made a foray into sports. Guccione was responsible for photographing most of the models during the early issues of the magazine, and the success of the publication would increase his net worth significantly. “Penthouse” was one of the first to offer more sexually explicit content and also used unauthorized photos of celebrities. Later, the magazine started to show a lot more “fetish” content.

Bob also invested $45 million in the construction of the luxury hotel resort Haluduvo Palace Hotel, which was opened in 1972, however went bankrupt the following year. In 1976, he then used $17.5 million to finance the controversial film “Caligula”. He also created the magazines “Viva” and “Omni”. In 2000, he then started to make a comic book spin-off of his magazine entitled “Penthouse Comix” which featured sexually explicit stories.

Guccione was been awarded and recognized for his work. Brandeis University honored him for his editorial attention with stories focusing a lot on modern society; he was named “Publisher of the Year” by the Atlantic Coast Independent Distributers Association. In 2013, a film was made about him entitled “Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story”.

After several unsuccessful investments, including the Penthouse Boardwalk Hotel and Casino which lost $160 million, Bob started to make efforts to regain notoriety. He attempted to get Monica Lewinsky to pose for the magazine, however, in 2003 “Penthouse” publisher General Media declared bankruptcy, and this led to Guccione resigning as the CEO of the company. The company was reorganized after he left.

For his personal life, it is known that Bob embraced a life of luxury, and owned a 22,000 square feet mansion in Manhattan. He was married four times, firstly to Lilyanne Becker in his teens. His second marriage was to Muriel Hudson in 1966 and they stayed together until 1979. In 1988, he married Kathy Keeton, however, she passed away in 1997 due to surgery complications. Bob then married ex-model April Dawn Warren in 2006, and they remained together until his death from lung cancer in 2010. He reportedly had five children.

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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lowball1996executive producer
Penthouse Interactive Virtual Photo Shoot Vol. 11994Video Game consulting producer
Virtual Photo Shoot: Volume One1993Video Game executive producer
Penthouse Love Stories1987Video executive producer
Caligula1979producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Penthouse Interactive Virtual Photo Shoot Vol. 11994Video Game concept
Caligula1979additional scenes - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Caligula1979additional footage, uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins1971Photographer (segment "Gluttony")

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Caligula1979cinematographer: additional scenes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
E! True Hollywood Story2003TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
Embrace of the Vampire1995the producers wish to thank
The Anatomy of a Pin-Up1971Documentary short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story2013DocumentaryArchival
E! True Hollywood Story2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Penthouse1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Pornography: A Secret History of Civilisation1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1996-1997TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996TV SeriesHimself
Lauren Hutton and...1996TV SeriesHimself
Televizní noviny1994TV SeriesHimself
Virtual Photo Shoot: Volume One1993Video GameHimself
Madonna: Exposed1993TV SpecialHimself
Forfængelighedens marked1990TV Movie documentaryHimself - Boss of Penthouse
A Documentary on the Making of 'Gore Vidal's Caligula'1981DocumentaryHimself - Producer
Donahue1975TV SeriesHimself
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1973TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biography2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Starz Inside: Sex and the Cinema2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sex in '69: The Sexual Revolution in America2009DocumentaryHimself
Porn: Business of Pleasure2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sex: The Revolution2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second2003Video documentaryHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1980Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst PictureCaligola (1979)· Franco Rossellini
1980Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Sense of Direction (Stop them before they direct again!)Caligola (1979)· Tinto Brass


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#Fact
1Was of Silician descent.
2Father was an accountant.
3Considered, but rejected, entering the priesthood.
4Attended high school at Blair Academy, a prep school in Blairstown, New Jersey.
5Owner and chairman of General Media International, Inc. (GMI - New York).
6Children: Tonina Guccione, Bob Guccione Jr.,Anthony Guccione and Nicholas Guccione.
7Publisher of Penthouse magazine, which he founded in 1965 (began publishing in England in 1965 and publishing in the U.S. in 1969).

#Quote
1I don't think that Dick Nixon or Gerald Ford have the right, the intelligence, the know - how or the talent to control anything other than their own bowel movements, and even that's somewhat in doubt.
2[on Ken Russell] An arrogant, self-centered, petulant individual. I don't say this in any demeaning way.


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