Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes

American business magnate (1905–1976)
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Howard Robard Hughes Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) was an American business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot, engineer, film director, and philanthropist, known during his lifetime as one of the most financially successful individuals in the world. He first became prominent as a film producer, and then as an influential figure in the aviation industry. Later in life, he became known for his eccentric behavior and reclusive lifestyle—oddities that were caused in part by his worsening obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), chronic pain from a near-fatal plane crash, and increasing deafness.

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Howard Hughes was born on Sunday, 24 December 1905 in Humble, Texas, USA. His full name at birth was Howard Robard Hughes, Jr.. He was best known as a business professional. Hughes' country of citizenship (nationality) was American. He died on Monday, 5 April 1976 in Houston, Texas, USA at the age of 70. He is buried at Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Texas, USA. Howard attended high school at The Thacher School,Ojai, California, United States. For university, he studied at California Institute Of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States. His religion is listed as Atheist. He was 6' 4" (193 cm) tall with a slim build. He had dark brown eyes and black hair (color). His net worth was reported to be $11,000,000,000 US dollars. His zodiac star sign was Capricorn.

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Full name at birth
Howard Robard Hughes, Jr.
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Claim to fame
Hell's Angels (1930), The Outlaw (1943).
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Date of birth
24 December 1905
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Place of birth
Humble, Texas, USA
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Date of death
5 April 1976
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Age
70 (age at death)
Place of death
Houston, Texas, USA
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Cause of death
Kidney Failure
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Resting place
Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Texas, USA
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Occupation
Entrepreneur, Aerospace Engineer, Filmmaker, Inventor, Investor, Aviator, Philanthropist.
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6' 4" (193 cm)
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  • One Of The Wealthiest People In The World.
  • Making Big-Budget And Often Controversial Films.
  • One Of The Most Influential Aviators In History.
  • Affected By An Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder.
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Net worth
$11,000,000,000 USD
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High school
The Thacher School,Ojai, California, United States
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University
  • California Institute Of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States
  • Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States (Dropped Out In 1924)
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My father told me, never have partners.
  • Ice Station Zebra (1968) is reported to have been his favorite movie. (The 2005 DVD release was packaged with a trailer for The Aviator (2004) (see below).
  • Nephew of actor/screenwriter Rupert Hughes.
  • Had a strong aversion to black people. For many years, he had a private screening room at the Samuel Goldwyn Studios in Hollywood where he would watch movies by himself at night. In 1958, he found out that the cast of Porgy and Bess (1959), an all-black musical being made on the lot, was using the screening room each afternoon to watch the footage that had been shot the previous day. Horrified that blacks used the same room he did, and that some may even have sat in the same seat he did, he shut down the screening room, left the Goldwyn lot and, for the remainder of his life, never returned to it.
  • He was a staunch supporter of the Republican Party and an active anti-communist.
  • He was a staunch supporter of the Republican Party

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