Despite reports that Hugh Hefner left out his wife in his will and claims that she would receive nothing from his fortune, Crystal Harris, 31, will keep be a her pad worth $7 million and a $5 million lump sum.
A prenup blocked Harris from receiving a penny of the 91-year-old’s $43 million fortune on his death. Instead, it was divided between his four children, the University of Southern California and a list of charities.
But that same prenup in fact promised Harris a substantial package of money, as well as the four-bedroom Hollywood Hills house that Hefner bought her in 2013, TMZ reported.
Hefner bought the 5,900-square-foot home for $4,995,000 and placed the deed in a trust for Harris in 2012, the year before they married.
At his peak, Hefner was worth upwards of $200million, but as the magazine’s popularity tanked, he lost millions.
He was worth an estimated $43 million in 2009 – a figure that did not include his Playboy Mansion, which he sold in June for $100 million; half its asking price.
By the time of his death, he held 35 per cent of the Playboy brand and still completely owned the magazine. He had $36million worth of stocks and bonds and $6million in a joint account with an unnamed person.
His monthly earnings from the magazine only totaled $100,000, with the rest coming from his pension.
The rest of his estate has been divided between his children: Marston and now-Penthouse-boss Cooper, who were born to second wife Kimberley Conrad; and Christie and David, whom he had with first wife Mildred Williams.