Monday, December 22, 2008

Mr Hughes

Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) was an American aviator, industrialist, film producer/director, philanthropist, and one of the wealthiest people in the world. He gained fame in the late 1920s as a maverick film producer, making big budget and often controversial films like Hell's Angels, Scarface, and The Outlaw. As an aviator, Hughes set multiple world air-speed records (for which he won many awards, including the Congressional Gold Medal), built the Hughes H-1 Racer and H-4 "Hercules" aircraft, and acquired and expanded Trans World Airlines. Hughes is also remembered for his eccentric behavior and reclusive lifestyle in later life, evidently caused in part by a worsening case of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Nevertheless, Hughes' legacy is still visible through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and he remains one of the most influential aviators in American history.


Howard Hughes

December 24, 1905(1905-12-24)
Houston, Texas, U.S.

April 5, 1976 (aged 70)
Houston, Texas, U.S.

Chairman, Hughes Aircraft; industrialist; aviator; engineer; film producer and director

Net worth
US$43.4 billion (WHF 2008)[1]
US$12.8 billion (Forbes 1958)[2]

Ella Rice (1925-1929)
Terry Moore (1949-1976)
Jean Peters (1957-1971)

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