Hugh Hefner
#3120 Overall Influence

Hugh Hefner

American businessman and magazine publisher

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Hugh Marston Hefner was an American magazine publisher. He was the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine, a publication with revealing photographs and articles that provoked charges of obscenity. The first issue of Playboy was published in 1953 featuring Marilyn Monroe in a nude calendar shoot; it sold over 50,000 copies.

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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Public research university in Urbana and Champaign, Illinois, United States

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School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Independent school of art and design

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Northwestern University
Northwestern University

Private research university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#168 World Rank #118 USA Rank
Business
#188 World Rank #136 USA Rank
Communications
#5210 World Rank #1051 USA Rank
Literature