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#59 Howard Hughes: The Definitive Biography of the First American Billionaire
February 11th, 2019 | E59

What I learned from reading Hughes: The Private Diaries, Memos and Letters; The Definitive Biography of the First American Billionaire.


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He was a film director, a producer, a test pilot, inventor, investor, and entrepreneur [0:01]

the start of Hughes Tool Company [13:00]

during a gold rush sell pickaxe's / great idea about leasing drill bits [19:00]

Howard Hughes Jr is on his own at 18 years old [26:00]

starting out in the movie business [32:00]

his first plane crash/divorce [38:00]

Howard Hughes goes broke [48:00]

Howard Hughes breaks the world record for the fastest flight around the world / Hitler was always an asshole [56:00]

Henry Kaiser and the birth of The Hercules [1:05:00]

his 4th plane crash and descent into madness [1:14:00]

Howard Hughe's M.O. on corruption and bribes [1:26:00]

I am not really interested in people. I am interested in science. –Howard Hughes [1:29:00]