Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Hugh Hefner: Following His Heart
(Hugh Hefner, Stylized Portrait by Tiner).
From establishing The Playboy franchise in 1953 with $8,000 to dating The Girls Next Door, Hugh Hefner has remained true to this heart. Hefner's entrepreneurial spirit remains a strong presence in our society and he continually encourages others to pay it forward. For example, he continually donates to the University of Southern California with his most recent 2 million dollar donation going towards the school's new headquarter complex. Additionally, Hefner annually awards The Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards "to honor individuals who have made significant contributions in the vital effort to protect and enhance First Amendment rights for Americans."
Kudos to Hefner for following his heart and inspiring others to follow their passions.