Hugh Marston Hefner is an American adult magazine publisher, businessman, and a well-known playboy. Hefner is a native of Chicago, Illinois and a former journalist for Esquire. Hefner is also a World War II veteran.
#1. Hugh Hefner holds the Guinness World Record for being the longest-serving Editor in Chief of a magazine, now for over 60+ years
Playboy was founded in Chicago in 1953 by Hugh Hefner, and 61 years later it has a circulation of over 1.8 million subscribers! Source: edition.cnn.com