Howard was born in London, England on June 14, 1920. His family was rich because Cerdic of Wessex, was one ancestors. Due to that, he attended a first class school and met the royal family. In 1936, his family immigrated on the RMS Queen Mary to New York CIty.
At the age of 16, he worked as a waitor at a 5-star restaurant and attended Yale University, two years later. After completing college, he founded "The Howard Organization".