Larry Flynt is a publisher from America who is best known to be the president of Larry Flynt Publications. His publication house produces sexually graphic magazines and videos including ‘Hustler’. In his career, Flynt has been involved in many legal battles. In 1978, there was an attempt to murder him which left him paralyzed in the waist down. Here is a quick summary of Larry Flynt’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Larry Flynt Early Life
Larry Claxton Flynt Jr. was born on November 1, 1942, in Lakeville, Kentucky to his parents Edith Flynt and Larry Claxton Flynt, Sr. His siblings include Judy and Jimmy Ray Flynt.
He went to Salyersville High School, following that he enrolled in the United States Army despite being only 15. He was discharged honorably from the military.
Larry Flynt has been married five times and has got five children. In 1961, he got married to Mary Flynt. The couple divorced in 1965. From 1966 to 1969, he was married to Peggy Flynt. He then got married to Kathy Flynt in 1970. They divorced in 1975. His fourth marriage was to Althea Leasure in 1976. She died in 1987.
In 1988, he got married to his current wife Elizabeth Berrios. His children include a son and four daughters, of which his daughter named Lisa Flynt-Fugate died in 2014.
Larry Flynt Career, Awards & Achievement
In 1965, Larry Flynt bought the Keewee bar for $1,000 in Dayton, Ohio. Soon he started to make $1,000 in a week. Following that, he went to buy two more bars. During that time, he used to work 20 hours in a day.
Flynt then started a high-class bar called ‘Hustler Club’. In 1968, he started Hustlers Clubs in many locations including Columbus, Cleveland, and Ohio. He then acquired the franchise of Dayton with the newspaper ‘Bachelor’s Beat’. Two years later, he sold it.
In 1972, he created a two-page publication called ‘Hustler Newsletter’. Its popularity made it expand to 16 pages. In 1973, it became 32 pages. Following the 1973 oil crisis, Hustler Newsletter became a sexually explicit magazine.
He published the first issue if Hustler in 1974. It soon became popular and he went on to become a millionaire. In 1978, Flynt was involved in a legal battle for obscenity.
By the 1970s, he used to run many strip clubs in various locations. In 1976, he created Larry Flynt Publications. A year later, he launched Ohio Magazine. By 1998, his publications began to make pornographic movies.
Awards & Achievements
In 2003, Larry Flynt appeared at No. 1 in the list of “50 Powerful People in Porn” by Arena magazine. In 2001, he was inducted into the Hot d’Or Hall of Fame. He has won the Adult Video News Awards for Special Achievement in 1999. In 1978, the Adult Film Association of America conferred him with the Man of the Year Award.
Net Worth of Larry Flynt
Larry Flynt has an estimated net worth of more than $500 million. This fortune comes from his highly successful business career. He began his career at a very young age and went on to have many strip clubs. He found considerable success by creating the Larry Flynt Publications. In 2000, he started the Hustler Casino in Los Angeles. He is also the owner of Hustler Clubs and Hustler Hollywood Store. He also publishes the pornographic magazine called ‘Barely Legal’.
Larry Flynt is considered one of the most popular publishers in the world. He has been involved in many legal battles. The popularity of the legal battle was made in the film ‘The People vs. Larry Flynt’. His popularity has also made him a character in a documentary. In 1996, Larry Flynt published his own autobiography.