Our life has become much easier because of various innovations that took place in the last century or so. We cannot imagine a world without electricity, wheel, mobile phones, computers, cars or television. In fact, they have become a necessity of life. However, these things were invented by individuals who worked day and night to make these things available to us. This article will highlight Top 10 greatest innovators of all times.
1. Thomas Edison
He is the man who showed us how to keep darkness away. He invented a light bulb, because of which we are now able to light bulbs in almost every household. Not only this, Thomas Alva Edison also invented many other things including motion picture camera and phonograph etc. You will be surprised to know that more than 1000 patents are filed under his name.
2. Henry Ford
He was the founder of Ford Motors. The company went on producing Model T automobile which revolutionized the field of transportation. Henry Ford constantly invested in R&D and took his company to new heights. Soon, he was counted among the richest people in the world and also among the best innovator of all times.
3. Alexander Graham Bell
Nowadays we all use mobile phones; however until recently the world relied heavily on landline phones. The first landline phone was invented by none other than Alexander Graham Bell. Despite coming from a poor and problematic background, he was a brilliant engineer, scientist and innovator.
4. Wright Brothers
The Wright brothers, that is, Wilbur and Orville Wright were behind the invention off the world’s first airplane. They made a powered, controlled and sustained airplane in the year 1903. Even though the technology that they used was outdated but it laid the foundation of modern day airplanes.
5. Steve Jobs
Steve was among the best known faces of recent years. He was an inventor and business man that revolutionized the field of technology with his products. Steve Jobs along with two other associates formed the company “Apple” in his garage not knowing that this brand is going to be the best in the world in the near future.
6. Mark Elliot Zuckerberg
Mark is another known face of the IT world. He is an internet entrepreneur and programmer who is behind creating the popular social networking site Facebook. This site went live in 2004 and today millions of people all around the world use this site. He has truly revolutionized the social networking website arena.
7. Benjamin Franklin
Even though he invented many things but he is best known for inventing lightning rod. Another good thing about him was that he never filed any patent and encouraged other scientists to use his studies and findings as a source of reference.
8. Jerome “Jerry” Hal Lemelson
Jerry was a prodigious inventor. He invented many things like industrial robbers, camcorder, automated warehouses etc. He filed many patents in the consumer electronics, medical instrumentation and related fields. Among his biggest inventions were the magnetic tapes that were used in tape players.
9. Konrad Zuse
He was the man who was behind making the first functional program controlled computer. He named it Z3. Konard later released the commercial version of the computer named Z4, which revolutionized the way business is conducted worldwide. Today, there is hardly any business or wok that is being done without the help of computers.
10. Alexander Fleming
The world will always remember the hard work and dedication of Sir Alexander Fleming in the field of medical science. He was a known pharmacologist from Scotland. He invented the first antibiotic penicillin, which lead to the development of various other antibiotics, thereby saving precious human lives from deadly diseases.