a couple of different wills surfaced, though eventually thrown out as fakes. His father, in an attempt to balance her mollycoddling, packed him off to a string of boarding schools, bypassing their academic requirements by writing colossal cheques. He was awarded the Collier Trophy in 1939, the Octave Chanute Award in 1940, and a Congressional Medal in 1941. Hughes father also left him the business that had created this fortune, the Hughes Tool Company, which controlled the rights to a new oil drill technology that was in high demand. Operating through managers who rarely saw him in person, he bought up vast tracts of real estate in California, Arizona, and, nevada that skyrocketed in value. Never an extrovert, Hughes became increasingly reclusive after 1950. He was named to the Aviation Hall of Fame in 1973. View image of (Credit: Wikipedia to read about Hughes parents is to picture Daniel Plainview from There Will Be Blood marrying Scarlett OHara from Gone With the Wind.
California, institute of Technology and the Rice Institute of Technology, Hughes designed his own aircraft and then had his Hughes Aircraft Company build. Howard Robard Hughes was born in Houston, Texas, on December 24, 1905, the only child of Howard Robard Hughes and Alene Gano Hughes. Later, Moore wrote a book titled. His interest in aviation (flying) led him to found the Hughes Aircraft Company in Glendale, California, in 1932 and to design, build, and fly record-breaking airplanes. From this point on Hughes's career accomplishments were minimal. (now General Growth) agreed to buy the Summerlin land from the Hughes estate on a 14-year repayment plan. His name was even coupled with the likes of Ginger Rogers, Ava Gardner, and Katherine Hepburn. New York: Random House, 1972. View image of (Credit: Fox when his parents died within two years of each other, they left behind a rootless, half-educated, darkly handsome 18-year-old with a lust for movies and aeroplanes, some deeply ingrained hang-ups about health and hygiene, and a firm belief that his inordinate wealth.