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Howard Hughes

1905 - 1976

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Howard Robard Hughes Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) was an American business magnate, record-setting pilot, engineer, film producer, and philanthropist, known during his lifetime as one of the most influential and richest people 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 21,855,994 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 63 in 2019). Howard Hughes is the most popular businessperson (up from 2nd in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from United States (up from 38th in 2019) and the 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 1 out of 601After him are Bill Gates, Pierre de Coubertin, Oskar Schindler, Cecil Rhodes, John D. Rockefeller, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Ingvar Kamprad, Sepp Blatter, George Soros, 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, Albert Speer, Simo Häyhä, Christian Dior, Viktor Frankl, Greta Garbo, Elias Canetti, Dag Hammarskjöld, Henry Fonda, and Mikhail Sholokhov. 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, Zhou Enlai, Max Ernst, Bernard Montgomery, Fritz Lang, and Jean Gabin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Howard Hughes ranks 36 out of 18,182Before him are Martin Scorsese (1942), Al Pacino (1940), Pocahontas (1595), Mark Twain (1835), Cher (1946), and Henry Ford (1863). After him are Bill Gates (1955), Robert De Niro (1943), F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Janis Joplin (1943), Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), and Al Capone (1899).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Howard Hughes ranks 1After him are Bill Gates (1955), John D. Rockefeller (1839), Warren Buffett (1930), Jeff Bezos (1964), Vince McMahon (1945), David Rockefeller (1915), Tim Cook (1960), Colonel Sanders (1890), Ray Kroc (1902), P. T. Barnum (1810), and Steve Ballmer (1956).