Howard Hughes is a billionaire Hollywood producer known for his ambitious films. He then became an aviator intent on setting several world records in air speed. He also owned Trans World Airlines, a company that later merged with American Airlines. While Hughes became more eccentric and reclusive as he got older, he never stopped donating money to help improve health care. After he passed away in 1976, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute kept the billionaire’s legacy alive by continuing his different health projects and advocacies.