Christie Hefner Biography
(Former CEO of Playboy)
Birthday: November 8, 1952 (Scorpio)
Born In: Wilmette, Illinois, United States
Christie Hefner is the daughter of Hugh Hefner, the founder of the adult entertainment company ‘Playboy Enterprises’. She did her bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature from Brandeis University and started her career as a journalist. Later she joined her father’s company and rose to be its CEO and chairperson. She made an impact on the company’s functioning by shifting its focus from the print media to the internet in order to keep it abreast with the changing scenario. She is known for starting Playboy TV and Playboy.com. She also closed down Playboy Clubs and laid off surplus staff of the company. Under her able leadership, Playboy gained control over other similar agencies and became the world’s number one adult entertainment enterprise. As time went by, she was influenced by Barrack Obama and decided to leave the company and divert her attention to social causes. She established the Hugh M First Amendment Award and helped raise $ 30 million for the first outpatient facility for AIDS. She also went on to get involved with the wellness and beauty industry and was appointed the executive chairperson of the Canyon Ranch Enterprises and Hatch Beauty. Among her various other portfolios, she became a member of the board of RDO Companies and is on the advisory board of the Springboard Enterprises. Today, Christie Hefner is one of America’s respected citizens and a standing member of its Civil Liberties Union.