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Hugh Hefner

1926 - 2017

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Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) was an American magazine publisher. He was the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine, a publication with revealing photographs and articles which provoked charges of obscenity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hugh Hefner has received more than 20,567,201 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Hugh Hefner is the 32nd most popular businessperson (down from 25th in 2019), the 361st most popular biography from United States (down from 269th in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Businessperson.

Hugh Hefner is most famous for founding the Playboy Magazine, which he used to promote his idea of the "Playboy lifestyle."

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Among businesspeople, Hugh Hefner ranks 32 out of 601Before him are Ray Kroc, P. T. Barnum, Adolf Dassler, Jules Rimet, Andrew Carnegie, and Steve Ballmer. After him are J. P. Morgan, Guccio Gucci, Otto Frank, João Havelange, Robert Bosch, and J. Paul Getty.

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Among people born in 1926, Hugh Hefner ranks 20Before him are Klaus Kinski, Andrzej Wajda, Thích Nhất Hạnh, Chuck Berry, René Goscinny, and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. After him are Paul Bocuse, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, John Coltrane, Allen Ginsberg, Harper Lee, and Ivan Illich. Among people deceased in 2017, Hugh Hefner ranks 15Before him are Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jeanne Moreau, Salvatore Riina, Raymond Kopa, Chuck Berry, and Jalal Talabani. After him are John Hurt, Mireille Darc, Manuel Noriega, Johnny Hallyday, Glen Campbell, and Ali Abdullah Saleh.

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Among people born in United States, Hugh Hefner ranks 361 out of 18,182Before him are 50 Cent (1975), Arthur Compton (1892), Jack Lemmon (1925), Henry James (1843), Robert Johnson (1911), and Jefferson Davis (1808). After him are Zodiac Killer (1940), Herbert A. Simon (1916), Mickey Rourke (1952), Ed Gein (1906), Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936), and Calvin Klein (1942).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Hugh Hefner ranks 13Before him are David Rockefeller (1915), Tim Cook (1960), Colonel Sanders (1890), Ray Kroc (1902), P. T. Barnum (1810), and Steve Ballmer (1956). After him are J. P. Morgan (1837), J. Paul Getty (1892), Robert Kiyosaki (1947), Ronald Wayne (1934), Robert Kardashian (1944), and Mark Zuckerberg (1984).

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