Howard Hughes
Howard Hughes
Celebrated Name: Howard Hughes
Real Name/Full Name: Howard Robard Hughes Jr.
Gender: Male
Age at the time of death: 70 years old
Birth Date: 24 December 1905
Date of Death: 5 April 1976
Birth Place: Humble, Texas, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.92 m
Weight: 97 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Jean Peters (m. 1957–1971), Terry Moore (m. 1949–1976), Ella Rice (m. 1925–1929)
Children: N/A
Profession: Business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot, engineer, film director, and philanthropist
Net Worth in 2024: $11 billion
Last Updated: June 2024

Howard Hughes was a well-known business magnate from America. He was also a philanthropist film director, record-setting pilot, and investor. In the late 1920s, Hughes got prominence in Hollywood and went on to be known as a film producer. In 1932, he founded the Hughes Aircraft Company. His legacy is maintained today by Howard Hughes Corporation and Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Maybe you know about Howard Hughes very well But do you know how old was he at the time of his death and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Howard Hughes’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life

Howard Robard Hughes Jr. was born on September 24, 1905, in Humble, Texas, to his parents Allene Stone Gano and Howard R. Hughes Sr.

At the age of 14, he took his first flying lesson and went to Massachusetts’s Fessenden School. Hughes has also attended Caltech. After completing his schooling, he attended the University of St. Thomas.

Personal Life

In 1925, Howard Hughes got married to Ella Botts Rice. He filed for divorce in 1929. He dated many popular names like Katharine Hepburn, Gene Tierney, Janet Leigh, Ava Gardner, Billie Dove, and Rita Hayworth. From 1957 to 1971, he was married to Jean Peters.

Hughes died of kidney failure on April 5, 1976. He was 70 at the time of his death. He was buried in Houston’s Glenwood Cemetery.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 24 December 1905, Howard Hughes was 70 years old at the time of his death. His height was 1.92 m. tall, and weigh 97 kg.


After moving to Los Angeles recruited Noah Dietrich for his tool company. He then made two financially successful movies, ‘Two Arabian Nights’ and ‘Everybody’s Acting.’ In 1928, he produced the film ‘The Racket.’ In 1930, he produced ‘Hell’s Angels.’

In 1932, Hughes became the founder of Hughes Aircraft Company. Following that, he created a record of 352.46 M.P.H in September 1935 as the fastest plane in the world. Two years later, he made the longest speed flight in the world.

He made another record in 1938 by flying across the world in three days and 19 hours. A year later, he bought stocks worth $7 million of TWA. He then went on to create Hughes XF-11 for the United States Air Force.

Hughes created the Hughes H-4 Hercules, which was popularly known as Spruce Goose. However, the project was later aborted. After gaining the control of RKO Pictures, he sold the company in 1955 for $25 million to General Tire and Rubber Company.

Howard Hughes found immense success in his business career. In 1972, he sold a division of his company. He also found success in real estate. In 1953, he launched Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Awards & Achievements

In 1936 and 1938, Howard Hughes was conferred with the Harmon Trophy. He won the Collier Trophy in 1938. He is also the winner of the Congressional Gold Medal in 1939. In 1973, he was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame. In 1940, he was bestowed with the Octave Chanute Award. He was also inducted into the Nevada Business Hall Of Fame posthumously.

Net Worth & Salary of Howard Hughes in 2024

Howard Hughes Net Worth
Howard Hughes Net Worth

As of June 2024, Howard Hughes had an estimated net worth of more than $11 billion. This fortune came from his career by venturing into several businesses. His estate was called “Mormon Will” and was given to many charitable organizations. He also gave $156 million to William Lummis and another $156 million equally to his two wives. Another $156 million was received by Melvin Dummar. His estate worth $2.2 billion was distributed among his 22 cousins.

Howard Hughes is considered one of the most popular businessmen in the world. He found considerable success by venturing into several businesses. His estate was given to several charitable organizations, and his legacy still continues by his act of philanthropy. Many individuals received his estate.


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