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Who Will Be Inheriting Hugh Hefner's Fortune?

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When Hugh Hefner passed away at the age of 91, he left behind many memories of suave style, crazy antics, and a deeply debatable legacy. Many have called him an iconic figure of American society, others say he was a misogynist who caused irreparable damage to women's rights.

Not only is his history under a veil of controversy, it seems the future of his estate is as well.

The founder of the hugely popular magazine on pop culture, intellectual content, and of course, nude women, was believed to have amassed around $43 million dollars in net worth at the time of his passing.

It wasn't the richest he had ever been though. In fact, the wealth of this late celebrity peaked in 1999 when the Playboy stock was worth $250 million. Still, considering he began the company with only $8,000 he probably wasn't too unhappy in the later years of his life.

The question is: who gets to keep what is left?

Though the multi-millionaire married longtime lover Crystal Harris back in 2012, it seems unlikely she will see any of that $43 million.

When the couple tied the knot on New Years Eve, there was already an ironclad prenup in place between them, and she wasn't even included in the will! (Though she will receive $5 million that Hefner had arranged separately).

His children stand a better chance of seeing the fortune more than anyone else. They are Christie and David, from his first marriage, and his two sons, Cooper and Marston, who have grown up inside the infamous Playboy mansion.

As it turns out, while his children will split the remains of his legacy fairly evenly, the remainder of his finances will be donated to a variety of charities that Hefner supported during his lifetime, including a sizable sum to the University of Southern California.

What did you expect Hugh Hefner to do with all of his money? Let us know in the comments!