Larry Flynt is a legendary American Publisher who has gained much popularity from being known as the president of Larry Flynt Publications which is an adult entertainment company. His publication usually produces erotic graphic videos and magazines which include such as ‘Hustler Magazine’. He has had many life battles in which he has even survived an assassination and currently succumbs in a wheelchair after he was shot by a man that led him to be paralyzed. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Larry Flynt in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Larry Flynt was born on 1st November 1942 in Lakeville, Kentucky to his parents Larry Claxton Flynt Sr. and Edith Flynt. He had two siblings by the name Jimmy Ray Flynt and Judy Flynt. Larry joined Salyersville High School after which he was then recruited in the United States Army at a very tender age of 15 years and got discharged honorably from military for is integrity.
Their parents separated which led them to relocate together with his mother to Hamlet in Indiana. He got many challenges as he was highly disliked by his new mother’s boyfriend that led him to move back to his father. After being discharged from the army, he went back to his mother at Dayton in Ohio where he worked many jobs at different places. He then joined the Navy in the year 1960 where he became a radar operator for the US Enterprise aircraft carrier. He then got discharged after four years. In most of his early life, he was usually passionate about poker.
Larry Flynt has married five times from which the first three marriages were with Kathy Flynt, Mary Flynt, and Peggy Flynt. In 1976, he married Althea Leasure though she died later at the age of 33 years in 1987. She was the fourth to be married. He then married again in 1998 in which he married the fifth wife known as Elizabeth Berrios who is the one he is currently married to. He has one son and four daughters in which one daughter died in 2014.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Larry Flynt bought Keewee bar in 1965 at $1,000 which became popular and began to earn $1,000 in a week which made him purchase more bars and worked extra hard from which he worked up to 20 hours in a day. He introduced a high-class bar known as Hustler Club in which he opened its branches in many locations in the year 1968 such as Cleveland, Columbus, and Ohio. After this, he purchased a franchise of Dayton which produced a newspaper known as Bachelor’s Beat which he sold it after two years.
Later in the year 1972, He created a publication known as Hustler Newsletter which was of two pages. It got much popularity which later led to its expansion to 16 pages and later to 32 pages in 1973 which then became a sexually explicit magazine. 1974 was the year in which he published the first issue from which the magazine became very popular though he got himself into a legal battle of obscenity.
He opened a new publication known as Ohio Magazine in 1977 and later his publication began producing pornographic movies. He has received several awards such as first ranked in 50 powerful people in Porn, and other several awards including Adult Video News Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
Larry Flynt has an estimated net worth of $530 Million. This comes from his great success in his business career. This was his career he began since his young age from which he began to venture in clubs. Through the creation of Larry Flynt Publications which have had much success. Being the owner of Hustler Clubs and the Hustler Hollywood Store, he has much success and the pornographic magazine.
Having fought many battles, Larry Flynt has got much success in his career with perseverance though most legal authorities turned against him. He is now one of the most popular publishers in the world.