Larry Flynt Net Worth

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Larry Flynt Net Worth
Net Worth:
$500 Million
Date of Birth
November 1, 1942
Place of Birth
Magoffin County
Businessperson, Film Producer, Publisher

Larry Flynt net worth: Larry Flynt is an American entrepreneur who has a net worth of $500 million. Larry Flynt was born November 1, 1942 and is most famous for being the owner of Larry Flynt Publications which produces adult videos and magazines, most notably Hustler. LFP has an annual profits north of $300 million. Larry Flynt began his career as an entrepreneur in 1965 when he took a $1,800 from his savings and bought his mother's Dayton, OH bar, Keewee. He soon started making $1000 per week, and used the profits to buy two other bars. In 1968, he opened his first Hustler Club, featuring naked hostesses who danced for customers. He then opened Hustler Clubs in other major Ohio cities, and each was soon grossing between $260,000 and $520,000 per year.

In 1972 Flynt created the first Hustler newsletter to promote his clubs, increasing it from four to sixteen pages in less than a year. With the 1973 oil crisis, Flynt had to decide on refinancing his clubs or declaring bankruptcy. Instead, he decided to turn Hustler Newsletter into an adult magazine, paying the start-up costs by deferring payment of sales taxes on his clubs. In July 1974, the first issue of Hustler was published. By August of 1975 the magazine was selling more than 1 million copies per month. In 1978, white supremacist Joseph Paul Franklin attempted to assassinate Larry Flynt over an interracial photo shoot in Hustler. Flynt is now paralyzed from the waist down and uses an $80,000 gold-plated wheelchair. In 2000, Flynt opened the Hustler Casino in Los Angeles, and Hustler Video film studio bought VCA Pictures in 2003.

Larry has also been a champion of free speech rights in the United States and has had a profound impact on the concept of obscenity and parody law. In 1996, a movie was made about his life starring Woody Harrelson and Courtney Love titled "The People vs. Larry Flynt".

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Larry Flynt

Larry Flynt

Larry Claxton Flynt, Jr. is an American publisher and the president of Larry Flynt Publications. In 2003, Arena magazine listed him as #1 on the "50 Powerful People in Porn" list. LFP mainly produces sexually graphic videos and magazines, most notably Hustler. Flynt has foug...
Businessperson / Film Producer / Publisher
Date of Birth
  • November 1, 1942
  • Larry Claxton Flynt
  • Larry Claxton Flynt, Jr.
  • United States of America
  • United States of America
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Notable Appearances
  • The People vs. Larry Flynt
    Judge Morrissey
  • Sex: The Revolution
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