Who is Steve Fossett?
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Fossett was reported missing on September 3, 2007 after the plane he was flying over the Nevada desert failed to return. The Civil Air Patrol and others are searching for him and his fate remains unknown.
| ||James Stephen Fossett was born April 22, 1944.|
| ||He is an American aviator, sailor and adventurer known for his appetite for setting world records. Fossett, who made his fortune in the financial services industry, is best known for his five world record nonstop circumnavigations of the Earth: as a long-distance solo balloonist, as a sailor, and as a solo airplane pilot. Fossett has set 116 records in five different sports, 76 of which still stand.|
| ||Fossett grew up in Garden Grove, California and in 1966 he graduated from Stanford University.|
| ||In 1968 he received an MBA from The Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and today is a member of the Board of Trustees.|
| ||Fossett became a successful commodities broker in Chicago, founding his own firm, Marathon Securities, and later moved to Beaver Creek, Colorado.|
| ||Fossett is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and The Explorers Club.|
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