- yes, he was a genius33% (1)40% (6)39% (7)Vote
- No, he was a Nutcase0% (0)7% (1)6% (1)Vote
- who the heck are you talking about?33% (1)13% (2)17% (3)Vote
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First of all, a person can be both.
Howard Hughes, however, was not both. He was a nut. Hughes was a terrible businessman who inherited a fortune from his father and squandered most of it on failed ventures. The successes he had were achieved by surrounding himself with geniuses. Not unlike Steve Jobs in that respect. The rest of his failures, especially late in his life, came from surrounding himself with yes men and sycophants.0