Howard Hughes
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"Howard Robard Hughes, Jr." was an American business tycoon, investor, aviator, Aerospace engineering/aerospace engineer, inventor, filmmaker and philanthropist. During his lifetime, he was one of the wealthiest people in the world. As a maverick film tycoon, Hughes gained prominence in Cinema of the United States/Hollywood from the late 1920s, making big-budget and often controversial films like The Racket (1928 film)/The Racket (1928), Hell's Angels (film)/Hell's Angels (1930), Scarface (1932 film)/Scarface (1932), and The Outlaw (1943).

Subsequently, he formed the Hughes Aircraft Company and hired numerous engineers and designers. He spent the rest of the 1930s setting multiple Flight airspeed record/world air speed records, built the Hughes H-1 Racer and Hughes H-4 Hercules/H-4 "Hercules" (better known to history as the "Spruce Goose" Fixed-wing aircraft/aircraft), and acquired and expanded Trans World Airlines, which later merged with American Airlines. He was included in the Flying Magazine/Flying magazine list of the 51 Heroes of Aviation, ranking at No. 25. Hughes is also remembered for his eccentric behavior and reclusive lifestyle in later life, caused in part by a worsening obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) and chronic pain. His legacy is maintained through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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