In 1946 a test pilot lost control of his plywood airplane over Beverly Hills, California and plowed into a neighborhood, damaging a few houses. The test pilot was billionaire Howard Hughes.
Howard Hughes became so compulsive about germs that he used to spend hours swabbing his arms over and over again with rubbing alcohol.
Although Howard Hughes had fifteen personal attendants and three doctors on full-time duty, he died of neglect and malnutrition, caused by his intense desire to be left alone.
Howard Hughes never once attended a board of directors meeting, or any sort of meeting at any of the companies he owned.