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Billionaire Who Bought the Playboy Mansion Also Revived PBR, Twinkies

What you need to know about Daren Metropoulos

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Billionaire Daren Metropoulos, the principal at investment firm Metropoulos and Co., recently bought the Playboy Mansion for $200 million—with the stipulation that current resident, Hugh Hefner, could live there for the rest of his life (he’s 90). Here are five things you need to know about Metropoulos.

(1) Follow Him on Twitter; He’s Been Tweeting for Five Years and Enjoys Posting Articles About Himself (Hint: You Can Attribute This Post to @RealClearLife)

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(2) He’s Partied With Rapper Snoop Dogg and a Gaggle of Beautiful Women (See What We Mean About the Latter Here)

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Snoop Dogg (center), Evan Metropoulos (right), and Daren Metropoulos (left) pose at the ‘Snoop Dogg Presents: Colt 45 Works Every Time at The Playboy Mansion Party’ on October 19, 2012, in Beverly Hills, California. (Todd Oren/WireImage)


(3) He’s the Man Behind This Glorious Will Ferrell Super Bowl Ad



(4) You Can Thank Him for Reviving the Twinkie (Read More)

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(5) …as Well as Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer (Read More)

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