Howard Hughes | $ 4 Billion
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Howard Hughes

Hughes Aircraft Company

Net Worth $ 4 Billion
  • Birthday1st Jan, 70
  • Birth PlaceUnited States
  • Marital statusDeceased
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Born Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. has an estimated net worth of $4 billion.  Hughes, one of the wealthiest people in the world was an American business magnate, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, film maker and philanthropist. Hughes has earned his net worth from his business ventures including film production which were a financial success and from his own companies including Hughes Aircrfat Company and Hughes Aerospace Group. Hughes rose to fame with his big budget and controversial films including The Racket in 1928, Hell's Angels in 1930, Scarface in 1932, and The Outlaw in 1943. Hughes as one of the most influential aviators in history has set multiple world air speed records, built the Hughes H-1 Racer and H-4 "Hercules" and acquired and expanded Trans World Airlines, which later merged with American Airlines. Hughes is most remembered with his eccentric behavior and reclusive lifestyle in later life, caused in part by a worsening obsessive–compulsive disorder and chronic pain. Hughes died on April 5, 1976 and was buried in the Glenwood Cemetery in Houston, Texas, next to his parents.

Quotes

  • I am not a paranoid deranged millionaire. Goddamit I'm a billionaire.
  • Once you consent to some concession, you can never cancel it and put things back the way they are.
  • Playoff everyone against each other so that you have more than avenues open to you.
  • Every man has his price, or a guy like couldn't exist.
  • Wash four distinct and separate times using lots of lather each time from individual bars of soap.

Did you know?

  • Howard Hughes speak in public covering his mouth for fear of being lip-read.
  • Howard Hughes was a major stock holder in an airlines which later became TWA.
  • He installed an air purifier which cost more than the cost of his car and almost occupied the car trunk.
  • Howard Hughes has now emerge as one of the 20th century most iconic business and aviation figure s spawning a wide range of cultural references.
  • Hughes displayed signs of mental illness, primarily obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Family & relationships

Howard Hughes Autos and Cars (1)

1954 Chrysler

Hughes equipped this 1954 Chrysler New Yorker with an aircraft-grade air filtration system which took up the entire trunk and cost more than his car.

Howard Hughes Cause (1)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Howard Hughes Medical Institute was founded by the American businessman Howard Hughes in 1953. It is one of the largest private funding organizations for biological and medical research in the United States. HHMI spends about $1 million per HHMI Investigator per year, which amounts to annual investment in biomedical research of about $825 million. The institute has an endowment of $16.1 billion, making it the second-wealthiest philanthropic organization in the United States and the second best endowed medical research foundation in the world.
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