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About Steve Fossett
Prior to being known for his record-setting adventures around the world, James Stephen Fossett had found success as a businessman. He had gone into business consultancy with the likes of Deloitte and Touche and Marshall Field’s after bagging an MBA.
He went on to thrive as a commodities salesman for Merill Lynch and Drexel Burnham before setting up his own company, Marathon Securities and Lakota Trading in 1980.
Due to his love for adventure, he became a pacesetter in the fields of aviation and sailing.
He was raised in Garden Grove, California, where he involved himself in Boy Scout activities from his pre-teen years. His 1968 marriage to Peggy Viehland ended with his death in 2007 and was childless.
He has been an inductee of the Balloon and Airship Hall of Fame since 1997 and the Aviation Hall of Fame since July 2007. He was honored with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale’s Gold Medal in 2002.
He disappeared in a light aircraft he was flying on September 3, 2007. He had taken off at a private airstrip near Smith Valley in Nevada.
After attempts to find him failed, he was declared dead legally in February 2008.
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Famous quotes by Steve Fossett
I pick projects according to how fascinating they are to me, and it has resulted in a broad reach. My records are actually in five different sports: balloons, airplanes, airships, gliders, and sailboats.Steve Fossett
F.A.Q. about Steve Fossett
When is his birthday?
Steve Fossett's birthday is on April 22, 1944.
In how many days is his birthday?
Steve's birthday is in 185 days
How old was Steve when he died?
He was 63 years old.
When did he die?
He died in September 3, 2007.
How old would he be today?
Steve Fossett would be 77 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Steve from?
He was born in Jackson, Tennessee, U.S..
Steve Fossett's Popularity
Steve Fossett was a famous American businessman, aviator, and sailor, who was born on April 22, 1944. As a person born on this date, Steve Fossett is listed in our database as the 41st most popular celebrity for the day (April 22) and the 73rd most popular for the year (1944).
People born on April 22 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. Steve Fossett is the 1328th most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to Steve Fossett's birthday, Steve Fossett is the 9359th most famous American and ranks 1st in famous people born in Jackson, Tennessee, U.S.
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