Howard Hughes

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 influential and financially successful individuals in the world. He first became prominent as a film producer, and then as an important figure in the aviation industry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Howard Hughes has received more than 19,861,328 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Howard Hughes is the 2nd most popular businessperson (down from 1st in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from United States (down from 32nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Businessperson.

Howard Hughes was an American aviator, engineer, and businessman who became one of the wealthiest people in the world. He became famous for his aviation exploits and later for his eccentric behavior as a reclusive multi-billionaire.

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Among businesspeople, Howard Hughes ranks 2 out of 604Before him are Bill Gates. After him are Pierre de Coubertin, Oskar Schindler, Cecil Rhodes, Warren Buffett, John D. Rockefeller, Ingvar Kamprad, George Soros, Aristotle Onassis, David Rockefeller, and Vince McMahon.

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Among people born in 1905, Howard Hughes ranks 2Before him is Jean-Paul Sartre. After him are Ayn Rand, Simo Häyhä, Albert Speer, Christian Dior, Greta Garbo, Henry Fonda, Elias Canetti, Viktor Frankl, Dag Hammarskjöld, and Faustina Kowalska. Among people deceased in 1976, Howard Hughes ranks 4Before him are Mao Zedong, Agatha Christie, and Martin Heidegger. After him are Werner Heisenberg, Alvar Aalto, Luchino Visconti, Max Ernst, Zhou Enlai, Bernard Montgomery, Fritz Lang, and Trofim Lysenko.

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Among people born in United States, Howard Hughes ranks 38 out of 15,968Before him are Charles Lindbergh (1902), Al Pacino (1940), Bill Gates (1955), Cher (1946), Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), and George Washington (1732). After him are Marlon Brando (1924), Charles Manson (1934), Wallis Simpson (1896), Stanley Kubrick (1928), Andy Warhol (1928), and Robert De Niro (1943).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Howard Hughes ranks 2Before him are Bill Gates (1955). After him are Warren Buffett (1930), John D. Rockefeller (1839), David Rockefeller (1915), Vince McMahon (1945), Ray Kroc (1902), Colonel Sanders (1890), Hugh Hefner (1926), Tim Cook (1960), J. P. Morgan (1837), and J. Paul Getty (1892).