What Happened to David Hefner? The Oldest Son Of Hugh Hefner

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What Happened to David Hefner? The Oldest Son Of Hugh Hefner

David Hefner is the second child of American magazine publisher Hugh Marston Hefner. His father was the founder and editor-in-chief of the controversial Playboy magazine. As the son of a famous dad, David has also been a subject in the media for a long time.

Unfortunately, his dad is no more in this world as he died in 2017. So, how is his life at present? Is he married or dating a girlfriend? Does he have any kids? In this article, we will talk about his career, relationships, net worth, & other interesting details about him.

Let’s get started.

David Hefner Is The Son Of Hugh Hefner

As we said, David Hefner is one of four kids of the Playboy founder. He was born on August 30, 1955, to his father Hugh Marston Hefner, and mother Mildred (“Millie”) Williams. In fact, he is the first son of the magazine publisher and his first wife Millie.

Born in one of the wealthiest families, Hefner had a very luxurious life. However, despite all the fame that his father had, David has kept himself pretty much away from the limelight.

David Hefner Has Three Siblings

He is not the only kid in the family. Instead, he has three other siblings, Christie Hefner, Cooper Hefner, & Marston Hefner. While Christie is his biological sister, Cooper and Marston are his step-brothers.

Both his step-brothers were born from his father’s second marriage with Kimberley Conrad.  Well, all his siblings are pretty much established and doing well in their professional life. His youngest brother Cooper is the chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprise. Moreover, he is also the founder and CEO of the upstart media company Hop.

David's Step-Brother Marston Hefner
David’s Step-Brother Marston Hefner

Similarly, Marston is also associated with Playboy magazine and is also into acting. He has appeared in a few TV series and documentaries like Hef’s Runaway Bride, America’s Book of Secrets, & a few others. Unfortunately, back in 2012, police arrested and imprisoned him for a year for domestic violence against his girlfriend Claire Sinclair.

His Biological Sister Christie Is A Businesswoman & Activist

David Hefner’s biological sister Christie is a successful businesswoman. She is very actively involved in the family business and has been with Playboy magazine for over 30 years. Moreover, she also served as the CEO of Playboy for around 20 years.

David Hefner's Father Hugh And Sister Christie Hefner Back In 2008
David Hefner’s Father Hugh And Sister Christie Hefner Back In 2008

She reportedly began working for the magazine in 1975 and was appointed the president of Playboy Enterprises in 1982 and eventually as the CEO in 1988.

Moreover, she is also a philanthropist and raised $30 million for CORE Chicago. Well, with all her philanthropic and business endeavors, she has also been named Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women a number of times.

What Does David Hefner Do For a Living?

Unlike his sister and step-brothers, David is not into the family business. Rather, he has paved his own path and has his own business. With a degree in computer engineering, he is a computer analyst at his own company in Northern California.

Further, there are also reports that he worked as a graphic specialist in films. Reportedly, he is pretty successful in his business. Talking about his residence, he lives in Northern California.

Who Is David Hefner’s Wife?

When it comes to his personal life, David has been pretty much tight-lipped. There is barely any information about his wife or even if he ever married for that matter.

Although sources suggest that he is married to a wife, there are no authentic sources to confirm it. Also, his absence from social media platforms has made his life even more mysterious. Hopefully, he talked about his love life in the days to come.

His Father Hugh Hefner Is married to Thrice

David’s father Hugh is married three times. He first married Millie Williams, a student of Northwestern University. The couple married in 1949 and also welcomed 2 kids from their relationship as we stated earlier. However, the husband and wife divorced in 1959 after 10 years of marriage.

He married for the second time to an actress and model Kimberley Conrad. They walked down the aisle in 1989. Despite their huge age gap of 36, he had his longest-running relationship with her. The two also welcomed two sons before divorcing in 2010.

A year before Hugh divorced his second wife, he began dating model and TV personality Crystal Harris. They tied the knot on December 31, 2012, until his death.

Why Did David Hefner’s Parents  Divorce?

David’s parents, Hugh and Midred had been together since their school days. But after their marriage, Hefner’s mom Mildred had an affair with a military guy, which she confessed to her then-husband, Hugh.

Though they managed to be together for a while on mutual understanding, they eventually divorced.

David’s Father Died In 2017

The founder of Playboy magazine Hugh died on September 27, 2017, in Los Angeles California. He reportedly died of sepsis brought on by an E. coli infection, at his home in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California. At the time of his death, he was 91 years of age.

He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles, besides Marilyn Monroe for which he had paid $75000 back in 1992. Talking to Los Angeles Times about the same in 2009, he stated,

Spending eternity next to Marilyn is an opportunity too sweet to pass up

How Much Is David Hefner’s Net Worth?

Born as Hugh Hefner’s son, David undoubtedly is a potential candidate to inherit his wealth. However, he quit the opportunity and leads a successful career as we stated earlier. However, when it comes to his net worth he has been mostly silent.

On the other hand, his father was worth around $50 million at the time of his death.