Top 20 Inventor celebrities in the world

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Inventor celebrities [Updated June 1, 2023].

1. Lonnie Johnson

Lonnie Johnson net worth 2020
Lonnie Johnson was born on October 6, 1949 in United States.
He established energy-based technology companies called Johnson Electro-Mechanical Systems (or JEMS) and Excellatron Solid State.

Net Worth 2020: $360 Million

2. Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison net worth 2020
Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, United States.
His favorite movie was The Birth of a Nation and he felt that the invention of sound in film had ruined the medium.

Net Worth 2020: $170 Million

3. Chuck Hull

Chuck Hull net worth 2020
Chuck Hull was born on May 12, 1939 in United States.
In 2014, he received the European Inventor Award in the Non-European countries category. He was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame the same year.

Net Worth 2020: $20 Million

4. Bob Doyle

Bob Doyle net worth 2020
Bob Doyle was born on June 19, 1936 in United States.
In 1980, his handheld video game Merlin was named the best selling game of the year.

Net Worth 2020: $10 Million

5. Mikhail Kalashnikov

Mikhail Kalashnikov net worth 2020
Mikhail Kalashnikov was born on November 10, 1919 in Kurya, Russia.

Net Worth 2020: $500 Thousand

6. Shiva Ayyadurai

Shiva Ayyadurai net worth 2020
Shiva Ayyadurai was born on December 2, 1963 in Tamil Nadu, India.

Net Worth 2020: $500 Thousand

7. Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla net worth 2020
Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856 in Smiljan, Croatia.
Though his work made him a lot of money, he spent most of it on the experiments themselves and lived much of his life in a series of hotels.

Net Worth 2020: $1 Thousand

8. George Eastman

George Eastman net worth 2020
George Eastman was born on July 12, 1854 in Waterville, United States.

9. Peter Cooper

Peter Cooper net worth 2020
Peter Cooper was born on February 12, 1791 in New York City, United States.

10. Samuel Morse

Samuel Morse net worth 2020
Samuel Morse was born on April 27, 1791 in Boston, United States.
Missing the death of his wife, due to slow communication, inspired his revolutionary invention.

11. James Watt

James Watt net worth 2020
James Watt was born on January 19, 1736 in Greenock, Scotland.
Because he didn't have enough money to create his steam engines himself, he teamed up with John Roebuck, giving him two-thirds of the patent.

Salary 2020: $30.9 million

12. 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

13. Simone Giertz

Simone Giertz net worth 2020
Simone Giertz was born on November 1, 1990 in Stockholm, Sweden.
She has earned more than 800,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel. One of her most popular videos there, "The Breakfast Machine," has earned more than 1 million total views.

14. Ray Tomlinson

Ray Tomlinson net worth 2020
Ray Tomlinson was born on April 23, 1941 in Amsterdam, New York, U.S., United States.

15. Francis Galton

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Francis Galton was born on February 16, 1822 in Birmingham, British.

16. Robert Fulton

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Robert Fulton was born on November 14, 1765 in Little Britain, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States.

17. Lee de Forest

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Lee de Forest was born on August 26, 1873 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, U.S., United States.

18. Christopher Latham Sholes

Christopher Latham Sholes net worth 2020
Christopher Latham Sholes was born on February 14, 1819 in Mooresburg, Montour County, Pennsylvania, United States, United States.

19. Henry Bessemer

Henry Bessemer net worth 2020
Henry Bessemer was born on January 19, 1813 in Charlton, British.

20. Frank Hornby

Frank Hornby net worth 2020
Frank Hornby was born on May 15, 1863 in Liverpool, British.