Finding his playmate

Jan 03, 2013, 07:31 IST | Special Features

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, 86, finally tied the knot with girlfriend Crystal Harris, 26, at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles' Beverly Hills on New Year's Eve. This is Hefner's third marriage. CS tells you more about the millionaire:

>> Hefner used to work as a copywriter for Esquire magazine. He left after being denied a USD 5 raise. In 1953, he mortgaged his furniture, generating a bank loan of USD 600, and raised $8,000 from 45 investors to launch Playboy. 

Hugh Hefner

>> As a young boy, his most prized possession was a blanket covered with little bunnies. This provided the inspiration for the name of his magazine.

>> On June 4, 1963, Hefner was arrested for selling obscene literature. A jury was unable to reach a verdict though.

>> Hefner’s first wife was Mildred Williams. They had two children, Christie and David. They divorced in 1959.

>> Hefner had a minor stroke in 1985 at the age of 59. In 1988, he handed over the working of the magazine to his daughter Christie. 

Go to top