About Howard Hughes
Howard Robard Hughes, who died in the mid 1970s, was an American investor, business magnate, film maker, aerospace engineer, aviator and philantrophist. In the mid-20th century he was widely considered one of the richest men in the world. As a film maker, Hughes gained prominence with such controversial and unforgettable movies as The Racket, Hell’s Angels, The Outlaw and Scarface. As an aviator and engineer he went down to history by setting a several world air speed records, building H-4 (better known as Hercules) and Hughes H-1 Racer. Among his friends and in the wider circles Howard is also remembered for his reclusive lifestyle and often eccentric behavior, at least partially caused by the chronic pain and obsessive-compulsive disorder he suffered from. Howard Hughes net worth is currently estimated at $4 billion.
Howard was born in Texas, to Allene Stone Gano and Howard R. Hughes Sr. His mother originated from the noble family and was a far descendant of the man named Owen Tudor, a second husband of Dowager Queen of England. Howard’s father, who also originated from England, was a talented engineer.
Although his fortunes never came close to Howard Hughes net worth, he gained a considerable wealth by patenting and leasing one of his inventions, two-cone roller bit, a tool that allowed reaching petroleum in places inaccessible with previously existing devices. Howard has shared his father’s interest in engineering since he was a kid. At the age of 11 he built the first radio transmitter in Houston. The following year he managed to motorize his bike all by himself, using parts found in his father’s garage, and even got into the local newspaper.
By the time he turned 19 Howard Hughes net worth has reached impressive heights. Unfortunately, the circumstances that brought him this wealth was rather tragic. When the boy was 17, his mother died from complications of pregnancy. His father, Howard R. Hughes, left the world a couple of years later, after experiencing a heart attack. Following this Hughes inherited their fortunes and was admitted to be mature enough to take control over his parents’ legacy.
Howard Hughes net worth continued to grow as he started successfully selling his inventions. What about his personal life and love relationships? Howard’s first marriage with Ella Botts Rice lasted only four years and ended in 1929, after his wife gave birth to their two daughters. During the next three decades the billionaire has dated a number of famous and beautiful women, including Bette Davis, Billy Dove, Olivia de Hallivand, Ava Gardner, Gene Tierney, Ginger Rogers, Katherine Hepburn, Bessie Love and Joan Fontaine. In 1957 Hughes married Jean Peters, a young actress. According to some of his friends, Jean was the only woman that the billionaire has actually ever loved.