Baptized an Episcopalian (his mother's religion). Some deny that he ever accepted Scientology, but Erhard received 70 hours of Scientology auditing, which by any measure goes far beyond a passive interest in the religion. EST (or "est" as adherents call it), ostensibly secular, does have cult-like aspects. According to Susan Jacoby, Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age (2011): "What the religious cults of the 1970s had in common with EST's secular psychological gobbledygook was their hostility to rationality and their ability to separate people from their money."
Wife: Pat Campbell (div., 4 children)
Wife: Ellen Virginia Erhard (nee June Bryde, m. 1960, div.)
Girlfriend: Arianna Huffington
Brother: Harry Rosenberg
Father: (restaurant operator)
High School: (1952)
Converted to Scientology
Changed Name to "Werner Erhard"
Risk Factors: Yoga