Dick Smith is an Australian-born aviator, filmmaker, explorer, businessman and publisher. He is best known for his aviation exploits. In fact, he has claimed many world records, such as, First solo trans-Atlantic flight by helicopter (1982), First solo circumnavigation by helicopter (1983), First helicopter to the North Pole (1987), First circumnavigation landing at both poles (1989) and First non-stop balloon crossing of the Australian continent (1993), among others.
Dick Smith is also well-known for his remarkable entrepreneurial skills. He founded Dick Smith Electronics in 1968, which he then sold in 1982. However, by that time he was already a household name. In 1999 he founded a new company named Dick Smith Foods, where distributed products that were made in Australia, by Australian-owned companies and donated all of his profits to charity. We can safely say that Dick Smith has been very successful in all of his entrepreneurial and aviation ventures.