Chairman and CEO of Summa Corporation Founder of The Howard Hughes Corporation Founder of the Hughes Aircraft Company Founder and benefactor of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Owner of Hughes Airwest Airlines Howard Robard Hughes Jr.
(December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) was an American business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot, film director, and philanthropist, known during his lifetime as one of the most financially successful individuals in the world.
He played frequently with top players, including Gene Sarazen.
Hughes rarely played competitively and gradually gave up his passion for the sport to pursue other interests.
They moved to Los Angeles, where he hoped to make a name for himself as a filmmaker.
The Outlaw (1943) was completed in 1941 and featured Jane Russell.
He first made a name for himself as a film producer, and then became 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 a worsening obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), chronic pain from several plane crashes, and increasing deafness.
The Racket (1928) and The Front Page (1931) were also nominated for Academy Awards.
Hughes spent .8 million to make the flying film Hell's Angels (1930).
From a young age, Hughes was an excellent and enthusiastic golfer.