Hugh Hefner as one of the most influential men in the last century has received numerous awards for his contributions to the U.S. and the world as a whole.
These awards include:
International Publishing Award from the International Press Directory in 1996
Induction into the Hall of Fame of the American Society of Magazine Editors in 1998
Induction into the New York Friars Club as an honorary Friar in 2001
Henry Johnson Fisher Award, the highest honor of the Magazine Publishers of America in 2002
Induction as an honorary member of the Harvard Lampoon in 2002
Guy’s Choice “Alpha Male” lifetime achievement award from Spike TV in 2008
Award of Honor and the First Amendment Award from PEN Center USA in 2010
“Mr. Wonderful” award for a lifetime of philanthropy from The Thalians in 2011
Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Press Club in 2011
Treasures of Los Angeles Award from Central City Association of Los Angeles in 2012
The Distinguished Service Award by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
In addition to the long list of awards, Hugh Hefner holds 2 records in the Guinness Book of World Records.One is for being the longest running editor of a magazine and the other for having the largest scrapbook collection, which consists of more than 2600 volumes.