Heidi Lynne Fleiss was born on 30 December 1965 in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California, US. She is known as a former madam – often introduced as the ‘Hollywood Madam’ – a television personality and columnist. Heidi ran a very well known prostitution ring which was based in Los Angeles, California.
So just how rich is Heidi Fleiss? Sources estimate that Heidi’s net worth is over $5 million, accumulated from her aforementioned careers, but certainly based on her high-class prostitution business..
Heidi Fleiss Net Worth $5 Million
Heidi Fleiss was born into the family of Elissa Ash and Paul M. Fleiss, who was a pediatrician. Heidi Fleiss was working as a manager for Alex prostitution ring in 1987. Later, during an interview with Larry King, she confirmed that for a period of time she was working as a prostitute there in order to learn all the aspects of the prostitution business.It looks like she learnt those aspects well, as in 1990 she started her own, very successful prostitution ring. Heidi claimed that she earned her first million dollars after just four months in the business, and during the least profitable night she made $10,000.
In 1993 Fleiss was arrested on multiple charges and procuring. Heidi Fleiss was eventually sentenced to seven years in prison in 1996 on Federal tax evasion charges, but after 20 months she was released to a halfway house, and she had to perform 370 hours of community service. She was released form halfway house in September, 1999.
During a subsequent interview with British TV presenter Davina McCall, Fleiss admitted that she had very famous and well known clients, but refused to reveal the names. In 1995, Heidi Fleiss net worth rose as a feature-length documentary film by Nick Broomfield ‘Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam’ was released. The film received positive reviews though it wasn’t loved by the audience and box office receipts apparently reached only %34,000. Later, she appeared in the comedy thriller film written and directed by Gregg Araki ‘The Doom Generation’, which grossed $274,000 at the box office . Heidi increased her net worth after she and Victoria Sellers hosted and produced the DVD ‘Sex Tips with Heidi Fleiss and Victoria Sellers’.
Heidi Fleiss adds to her net worth by periodically appearing on Fox News program as a guest. Furthermore, Heidi Fleiss net worth has grown as she opened a column called ‘Ask Heidi’ in ‘Maxim Magazine’.
Additionally, Heidi’s net worth was increased after she starred in the low-budget science fiction film directed by Brennon Jones and Paul Wynne, ‘Alien 51’. In addition to this, she was working as a voice actor in ‘Porndogs: The Adventures of Sadie’, an American’ feature length hardcore porn comedy film produced, written, edited and directed by Greg Blatman.
In 2010 Heidi participated in the reality television series ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, although she was evicted soon after she entered the show. Fleiss’ net worth rose after she was shown on a reality television show ‘Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew’, in which Fleiss was treated for addiction to Methamphetamine, Valium, Xanax and Vicodin.
In her personal life, which is seldom private, Heidi Fleiss was engaged to the owner of Nevada’s Moonlite Bunny Ranch, Dennis Hof. Later, she dated actor Tom Sizemore, however, she accused him of domestic violence and he was subsequently convicted. Heidi has publicly stated that she does not want children, as she is sure that she would be a poor mother.
Prohibited from entering Canada due to her indictable offence, according to Canadian criminal law.
Attended the same high school as Bo Barrett, Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne-Marie Johnson, and Julie Newmar.
Played matchmaker to the richest men in the world, carefully pairing them with women tailored to their fantasies, making all the financial and travel arrangements, and keeping 40 percent of the fee for herself.
When she was 22 years old, she met Madame Alex, a well-known Los Angeles brothel owner. Fleiss soon took over Madame Alex's business. Fleiss brought her young friends to work for her, and the business grew from $50,000 a month to grossing $300,000 per month.
Dropped out of high school in the 10th grade.
Author of several titillating books including "Pandering" and "The Player's Handbook," and a DVD titled "Sex Tips" with Victoria Sellers.
Launched a line of clothing called Heidi Wear. Her Los Angeles boutique, The Little Shop of Sex, is scheduled to open in 2005, and she has plans to open a legal brothel in Nevada.
Second cousin of Mike Fleiss
Served time from January 1997 - 21 November 1998 in Dublin, California, USA, on charges of tax evasion and money laundering.
Although apparently not a Catholic, she attended a Catholic high school, for which she later tried to raise money by auctioning off a night out with her and then boyfriend Tom Sizemore. The school forced her to cancel due to publicity.
Her father, Dr. Paul Fleiss, a prominent L.A. pediatrician, oversaw the birth of Madonna's firstborn child.
At the height of her infamy Fleiss was known as the Hollywood Madam. She was busted at her home in June 1993 by the LAPD
Her cadre of high-class hookers once commanded $1,500-a-night from high-rolling celebrity clients
I don't regret what I did at all. It's consensual sex. These are men who are billionaires and these are women in their 20s. They are old enough to make adult decisions, adult choices.
I think it's unfair that men put laws on a woman's body. I think a woman has a right to choose with her own body. I mean, I don't think prostitution is a career ... but maybe [it is] a little steppingstone?
Look, I had the party, did the party, threw the party, was the party. I'm partied out. I live every day to its fullest and there is [the] lesson that I learned. I paid a very high price for a total disregard for the law.
These are the richest people on earth that I'm dealing with. Their conception of money is totally different than yours or mine. They'll pay $3 million a hand at blackjack and have five hands going.
I took the oldest profession on Earth and I did it better than anyone on Earth. Alexander the Great conquered the world at 32. I conquered it at 22.
People don't realize that being a madam is hard work, and I was working all the time, and I was worn out from working, and I remember one night, I was out and a beautiful girl came up to me, and asked, who's answering your phone, and I thought, "Oh my god, I've got to go home and answer the phone -- because these girls need work.
I don't recommend prostitution as a career, but if someone wants to do it, let them do it.