Mad Mike Hughes (born 9 February 1956) was a famous daredevil from America. He was famous as a flat earth believer. To prove that earth is flat he wanted to make a rocket and take a picture from the sky to prove that the earth is flat. He was also famous as a limo driver. In the year 2002, he created a Guinness world record with a jump of 103-foot jump in his limo.
He used to raise funds for his rocket making. Not only in America but in the whole world he was famous for his brave heart.
Unluckily he got killed when on 22nd February 2020 he made an attempt to launch his homemade rocket. The hard landing of the rocket took his life. As we came to know he was shooting for a show in which he made this attempt.
Childhood, Parents, Siblings & Education
In the year 1956 (age 64 years, as in 2020), Mad Mike Hughes took birth in a Christian family of California, USA. His real name is Michael Hughes. There is very little information about his parents and family.
The name of Mike’s father and mother is not known. There is also no information available about his siblings if he had any. He used to celebrate his birthday on 9th February.
He did his school studies from his hometown. During his childhood, he used to participate in different sports activities. As we came to know he did his graduation in engineering and which is why he used to make attempts to make a rocket.
Physical Stats, Height, Weight & Appearance
Mike was an old man but had the enthusiasm of a young guy. He was a very simple guy and used to wear simple clothes.
Mad Mike Hughes stands tall at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (167 cm) and his weight is 68 Kg. His hairs were white and his eyes were grey. In the year 2014, he suffered back injuries when he made his rocket launch attempt.
It took him 3 days to come back to his senses and in an interview, he told me that he walked for 3 weeks using crutches. He was a guy with sharp and was trying to launch a rocket using steam power. Once he told that he exercises a lot to keep himself active. As he told he used to jog 5 km daily.
Personal Life, Spouse & Children
He used to keep his personal life away from the limelight and which is why Mad Mike Hughes never brought his wife and children in camera. There is no information about his wife and kids. We also came to know that along with his family he lived in Barstow.
His friends used to support him very much and he was also a member of Flat earth society. Through various fundraising programs, he used to raise funds for his experiments.
Mike was a huge name as a daredevil in The USA. He has many fans in the world. As we said there is not much information about his personal life but we will update you on this matter very soon.
Some Lesser Known Facts About ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes
|Real Full Birth Name||Michael Hughes.
|Famous Name||'Mad' Mike Hughes.
|Famous as||Flat Earth theory believer.|
|Age (As of 2019)||64 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||February 9, 1956.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign)||Aquarius.|
|House Location||California, America.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5'6".
Centimeters: 167 cm.
Meters: 1.67 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 68 Kg.
|Shoe Size (UK)||9.|
|Parents||Father: Will Update Soon.
Mother: Not Known.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Wife||Name not available.|
|Highest Qualification||College Degree Completed.|
|School||Local High school.|
|Net worth||$ 250k USD (As in 2020).|
Career & Net worth
As we know Mike Hughes was a daredevil and this is from where he got his name Mad Mike Hughes. He came into news when he made his first Guinness World Record in the year 2002 with his limo.
He used to believe that the earth is flat and wanted to prove this to the world. Mike made a decision to make a steam-powered rocket. With this rocket, he wanted to reach space and take an image of the earth from there of the flat earth.
He made his first rocket launch attempt in the year 2017 December and made a hard landing. Again in the year 2018, he made an attempt in February. The rocket launched finely but during landing, Mike suffered some injuries and woke up in hospital after 3 days.
In the same year, he raised 7k USD through a fundraising program. According to an estimate Mad Mike Hughes’s net worth is around 250k USD as in the year 2020.
In the year 2020 on 22nd February, he was shooting for a Science Channel series named “Homemade Astronauts” when he launched the rocket. Just a second after the launch of the vehicle the parachute which was supposed to open during landing, malfunctioned.
The rocket then landed on the ground at a very fast speed killing the daredevil Mad Mike Hughes.
- In 2016 when he first launched the fundraising campaign then he gained only 350 USD.
- After an unsuccessful fundraising program in 2016, he declared himself as flat earth theory believer and after that he gatherer 7k USD.
- Mad Mike Hughes live-streamed his launch in the year 2018.
- He had plans to run in elections for governor of California.
- Mike has also appeared in a music video of the song named “One Less Thing”.
- A documentary named Rocketman which was made on him released in the year 2019.
- He got treated with heat exhaustion in the year 2019 in August which postponed the launch of his rocket.
- He has also written a book named “Whoops Airlines”.