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Christie Hefner Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Christie Ann Hefner was born on the 8th November 1952, in Chicago, Illinois USA, and is the former executive director and chairman of the board of Playboy Enterprises; she served in the aforementioned position from 1982 to 2009. The company was founded by her father Hugh Hefner. She is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hatch Beauty, the board member and strategic advisor of Luminary Digital Media and a member of the editorial advisory board global for Reuters.
How much is the net worth of Christie Hefner? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of her wealth is as much as $20 million, as of the data presented in late 2016. Playboy Enterprises is the main source of Hefnerfortune, although she has added sums from other engagements.
Christie Hefner Net Worth $20 Million
To begin with, Hefner is the daughter of Mildred Williams and Hugh Hefner; her parents separated when she was five years old. When her mother remarried, the family moved to Wilmette, Illinois, where she matriculated from New Trier High School. She attended the National Music Camp in Interlochen during the summers from 1964 to 1969, and Christie graduated from Brandeis University earning a Bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature in 1974.
Regarding her professional career, she began working for Playboy after her graduation. After four years of work, she was promoted to the position of vice-president, then in 1982, Christie was appointed as the president of Playboy Enterprises, and served as the president of the board and CEO from 1988. The company acquired other adult – oriented businesses such as Spice Network and ClubJenna. In 2008, she issued a memo to employees on efforts to coordinate the operations of the company, including the elimination of the DVD division. At the end of 2008, Hefner announced plans to resign from her post as the CEO of Playboy as of the 31st January 2009. Mrs. Hefner said that Barack Obama as the following President of the USA had inspired her to do more charity work, and that the decision to give up her post was personal. In the middle of 2011, she was named the CEO of Canyon Ranch Enterprises, a company that operates six resort spa destinations and a website that provides advice on health and welfare.
Concerning her philanthropic efforts, Hefner launched the First Amendment Award in honour of her father Hugh Hefner, and helped to raise $30 million to build the CORE Center in Chicago, the first facility for people with AIDS to open in the Midwestern United States.
Finally, in the personal life of Christie Hefner, she married the former Illinois senator William A. Marovitz who is also a real estate agent and lawyer in 1995; they did not have kids. Marovitz was sued by the USA Securities and Exchange Commission in 2012 for alleged use of insider information for illegal trade in shares of Playboy, a matter settled out of court. The couple separated in 2011 and divorced in 2013.