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(Houston, USA, 1905 - Texas, 1976) Entrepreneur and American film producer. Howard Hughes studied at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and at the Rice Institute of Technology of Houston. The seventeen years of age, after the death of his father, he dropped out of the studies and took charge of the family business, the Hughes Tool Company, producer of a component of drilling machines used in oil wells.
Later, in 1926, Hughes moved to Hollywood, where he produced The hell's Angels (1930), and Scarface, the terror of the underworld (1932). He was also responsible for the launch of Jean Harlow and Paul Muni.
In 1935, at the controls of an airplane designed by himself, Howard Hughes broke the speed record and subsequently reduced the time of travel between the United States and Europe to 7 hours and 28 minutes. It subsequently turned over to the world by plane on a journey that lasted less than four days.
In 1948 he bought airlines TWA and RKO film producer, which was on the verge of bankruptcy and that definitely sunk in his hands; as a shareholder in the company of aviation TWA, Hughes faced the Antimonopoly Committee, which ruled against her. It also invested in property construction, hospitality and establishment of games.
Quiet mood, Hughes was protagonist of a famous scandal when it was discovered that his autobiography, published in several newspapers and magazines, was false and written without their consent. During the last years of his life, and in order to pass unnoticed, shifted home form continued on numerous occasions.