Top 20 Inventor celebrities in France

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Inventor celebrities [Updated February 6, 2023].

1. Louis Braille

Louis Braille net worth 2020
Louis Braille was born on January 4, 1809 in Coupvray, France.
He was only fifteen years old when he invented Braille, which is a tactile language based on raised dots.

Salary 2020: 300 francs per year

2. Louis Daguerre

Louis Daguerre net worth 2020
Louis Daguerre was born on November 18, 1787 in France.
He was instrumental in the creation of the diorama theatre. He opened the first theatre of this type in Paris in 1822.

3. Nicephore Niépce

Nicephore Niépce net worth 2020
Nicephore Niépce was born on March 7, 1765 in France.
His invention, heliography, worked by coating asphalt on glass or metal, which then hardened in proportion to its exposure to light.

4. Nicolas Appert

Nicolas Appert net worth 2020
Nicolas Appert was born on November 17, 1749 in France.
In 1795 the French military offered a cash prize of 12,000 francs for a new method to preserve food and, after over a decade of experimenting, he submitted his invention and won the prize in January 1810.

5. Jacques-etienne Montgolfier

Jacques-etienne Montgolfier net worth 2020
Jacques-etienne Montgolfier was born on January 6, 1745 in France.
He and his brother first introduced the balloon by public demonstration in June of 1783.

6. Joseph-Michel Montgolfier

Joseph-Michel Montgolfier net worth 2020
Joseph-Michel Montgolfier was born on August 26, 1740 in France.
He and his brother, Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, first flew their hot air balloon on June 4, 1783, at a public demonstration in Annonay.

7. Leon Gaumont

Leon Gaumont net worth 2020
Leon Gaumont was born on May 10, 1864 in France.
His cinematic sound devices provided enough film volume in 1910 to be heard by 4,000 theater patrons.