The deal was clinched at over $100 million for the massive estate. That may sound like a hefty chunk of change, but it's nowhere near the original asking price of a whopping $200 million. Metropoulos copped the Playboy Mansion for quite a bargain!
So, who is Daren Metropoulos, and how did he make his money? Metropoulos is actually heir to the billion-dollar fortune of his father, Dean Metropoulos. Dean grew his empire as an investor and, most notably, as the owner of Pabst Brewing Company. No slouch himself, Daren previously co-owned several of the family companies and serves as a principal at the Metropoulos & Co. investment firm.
One thing that won't change anytime soon is the property's party palace reputation. But this probably won't be an issue for the 32-year-old future owner, who hosted a party at the mansion back in 2013.
In addition to sprawling lawns and a sizable pool, the home is complete with over 25 bedrooms, a wine cellar, a home theater and a gym. The list of amenities goes on and on. Once he moves in, Metropoulos will never have to leave!
Hef's collection of wild animals is one of the most famous features of the Playboy Mansion. His distinctive white peacocks roam the grounds freely. Whether Metropoulos chooses to keep the critters around remains to be seen.
The most surprising detail of the mansion's sale is one very big stipulation: the new owner must allow Hugh Hefner to live in the home for as long as he pleases. Even with Hef in residence, at around $100 million, the mansion is still a steal!
Hugh Hefner may be spry for a 90-year-old, but that hasn't discouraged Metropoulos from planning for the mansion's future. He already owns an adjacent property and plans on connecting the two to become one mega-estate exceeding seven acres.