Nikola Tesla Net Worth

Nikola Tesla Net Worth is
$1 Thousand

Nikola Tesla Biography

Nikola Tesla net well worth: Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, physicist, and futurist who had a net value of $1000. Tesla was linked to the “Battle of Currents” between alternating and immediate currents and several patent battles aswell. He was most widely known for contributing to the look of the contemporary alternating electric current electric supply program, or AC. Nikola Tesla passed on on January 7, 1943 at 86 years previous. Tesla set out by himself with economic backers and create laboratories to build up electrical gadgets. His AC induction electric motor was patented and certified by George Westinghouse. Nikola Tesla was created in Smiljan, Austrian Empire (Croatia) in July 1856 and passed on in January 1943. He done cellular technology through his unfinished Wardenclyffe Tower task. Tesla executed experiments that involved electric discharge tubes, early X-ray imaging, and mechanical oscillators and generators. He found become referred to as a “mad scientist” and made lots of money from patents which he place back into various tasks. He built among the initial ever wirelessly managed boats. After he passed on, Tesla’s function fell into obscurity but returned into prominence in the 1990s. He transferred to america in 1884 to function for Thomas Edison in NEW YORK, NY.

Quick Facts

Full NameNikola Tesla
Net Worth$1 Thousand
Date Of BirthJuly 10, 1856
DiedJanuary 7, 1943, Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, New York City, New York, United States
Height1.88 m
ProfessionFuturist, Physicist, Electrical engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Inventor
EducationGraz University of Technology, Gymnasium Karlovac
ParentsÐuka Tesla, Milutin Tesla
SiblingsAngelina Tesla, Dane Tesla, Milka Tesla, Marica Tesla
AwardsIEEE Edison Medal, John Scott Legacy Medal and Premium, Elliott Cresson Medal

Interesting Facts

1 Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1975.
2 Inducted into the International Lineman Hall of Fame in 2007.
3 A museum in honor of his work, known as the Nikola Tesla Museum is located in Belgrade, Serbia. It holds more than 160,000 original documents and works of Tesla, as well as a Urn with Tesla's ashes.
4 The rock band Tesla is named after him.
5 Screenwriter/Producer Gregory Crosby is developing a feature motion picture based on his life.
6 Worked for Thomas Edison for a long time. The "War of the Currents" begins with these two rivals, Tesla in the end winning when his Alternating Current surpassed Edison's DC.
7 His Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), which was not a classified illness in his time but considered a symptom of insanity, made him obsess over the number three where every hotel he stayed at had to include a 3, he would always sit at the same table at his hotel restaurants, have 18 napkins brought over so he can clean his silverware, plates, and glasses due to his great fear of germs so he never shook hands with people, also before entering a building he would circle the block 3 times. He was disgusted by anyone else's hair, he hated jewelry especially pearl necklaces, and loathed perfume. He had so many phobias he couldn't engage into relationships with women and he remained celibate all his life.
8 He discovered X-rays years before Wilhelm Roentgen, invented the radio before Guglielmo Marconi, who would receive the Nobel Prize for it, and worked on inventing machines that ran on renewable resource, such as solar power and hydroelectricity, he contributed to robotics with his invention of a remote controlled motorboat, supposedly contributed to nuclear explosives with the Manhattan Project, and he dreamed of inventing a machine that would end war, since his father instilled in him a great loathing of war, and as a result he invented a particle beam ("death ray") which may have lead to his demise when the schematics of his death ray went missing from his hotel room where he supposedly died of heart failure.
9 Appeared on the cover of Time magazine (was chosen for man of the year) on July 20, 1931.
10 There is a bronze statue of him sitting with a book on his lap in Niagara Falls State Park on Goat Island, New York (placed 1976). A similar statue is placed in front of E.T.F. (Electro Technical Faculty) university of Belgrade, Serbia. Also there is another one with Tesla standing in Queen Victoria Park on the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls.
11 His father Milutin was a Serbian Orthodox priest (it is a common custom in Orthodox Christianity that priests can be married).
12 Was good friends with Mark Twain.
13 The Tesla crater on the far side of the moon and planetoid 2244 Tesla are named in tribute of him. Also the SI unit for measuring magnetic flux density or magnetic induction the Tesla was named after him (symbol T).
14 Belgrade airport was renamed 'Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport' in honor of Tesla's 150th birthday on July 10, 2006.
15 Honoring his work in the summer of 2003 started a Silicon Valley automobile company by the name of Tesla Motors, Inc. focused on the production of high performance, consumer-oriented electric vehicles.
16 His great admirer is actor/director/producer Eli Roth.
17 His image is on the current 100 Serbian dinar banknote.
18 Tesla was fluent in many languages besides his native Serbian, he also spoke English, French, German, Italian, Czech, Hungarian and Latin.
19 Serbian scientist, inventor, physicist, mechanical and electrical engineer.


1 The Secretary of Hygiene or Physical Culture will be far more important in the cabinet of the President of the United States who holds office in the year 2035 than the Secretary of War.
2 There is no memory or retentive faculty based on lasting impression. What we designate as memory is but increased responsiveness to repeated stimuli.
3 The earth is bountiful, and where her bounty fails, nitrogen drawn from the air will refertilize her womb. I developed a process for this purpose in 1900. It was perfected fourteen years later under the stress of war by German chemists.
4 We have soon to have everywhere smoke annihilators, dust absorbers, ozonizers, sterilizers of water, air, food and clothing, and accident preventers on streets, elevated roads and in subways. It will become next to impossible to contract disease germs or get hurt in the city, and country folk will got to town to rest and get well.
5 All knowledge or form conception is evoked through the medium of the eye, either in response to disturbances directly received on the retina or to their fainter secondary effects and reverberations. Other sense organs can only call forth feelings which have no reality of existence and of which no conception can be formed.
6 The feeling is constantly growing on me that I had been the first to hear the greeting of one planet to another.
7 The universal utilization of water power and its long-distance transmission will supply every household with cheap power and will dispense with the necessity of burning fuel. The struggle for existence being lessened, there should be development along ideal rather than material lines.
8 Of the various branches of electrical investigation, perhaps the most interesting and immediately the most promising is that dealing with alternating currents.
9 When a coil is operated with currents of very high frequency, beautiful brush effects may be produced, even if the coil be of comparatively small dimensions. The experimenter may vary them in many ways, and, if it were nothing else, they afford a pleasing sight.
10 As in nature, all is ebb and tide, all is wave motion, so it seems that in all branches of industry, alternating currents - electric wave motion - will have the sway.
11 I have already demonstrated, by crucial tests, the practicability of signaling by my system from one to any other point of the globe, no matter how remote, and I shall soon convert the disbelievers.
12 We wind a simple ring of iron with coils; we establish the connections to the generator, and with wonder and delight we note the effects of strange forces which we bring into play, which allow us to transform, to transmit and direct energy at will.
13 The harness of waterfalls is the most economical method known for drawing energy from the sun.
14 The trend of opinion among eugenists is that we must make marriage more difficult. Certainly no one who is not a desirable parent should be permitted to produce progeny.
15 From my childhood I had been intended for the clergy. This prospect hung like a dark cloud on my mind.
16 The history of science shows that theories are perishable. With every new truth that is revealed we get a better understanding of Nature and our conceptions and views are modified.
17 I constructed a laboratory in the neighborhood of Pike's Peak. The conditions in the pure air of the Colorado Mountains proved extremely favorable for my experiments, and the results were most gratifying to me.
18 Archimedes was my ideal. I admired the works of artists, but to my mind, they were only shadows and semblances. The inventor, I thought, gives to the world creations which are palpable, which live and work.
19 Electrical science has disclosed to us the more intimate relation existing between widely different forces and phenomena and has thus led us to a more complete comprehension of Nature and its many manifestations to our senses.
20 The spread of civilization may be likened to a fire; first, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power.
21 By an irony of fate, my first employment was as a draughtsman. I hated drawing; it was for me the very worst of annoyances. Fortunately, it was not long before I secured the position I sought, that of chief electrician to the telephone company.
22 I myself eschew all stimulants. I also practically abstain from meat.
23 The newspapers of the twenty-first century will give a mere 'stick' in the back pages to accounts of crime or political controversies, but will headline on the front pages the proclamation of a new scientific hypothesis.
24 If we want to reduce poverty and misery, if we want to give to every deserving individual what is needed for a safe existence of an intelligent being, we want to provide more machinery, more power. Power is our mainstay, the primary source of our many-sided energies.
25 Every living being is an engine geared to the wheelwork of the universe. Though seemingly affected only by its immediate surrounding, the sphere of external influence extends to infinite distance.
26 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
27 I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.
28 With ideas it is like with dizzy heights you climb: At first they cause you discomfort and you are anxious to get down, distrustful of your own powers; but soon the remoteness of the turmoil of life and the inspiring influence of the altitude calm your blood; your step gets firm and sure and you begin to look - for dizzier heights.
29 The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of the planter - for the future. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way.
30 There is no conflict between the ideal of religion and the ideal of science, but science is opposed to theological dogmas because science is founded on fact. To me, the universe is simply a great machine which never came into being and never will end. The human being is no exception to the natural order. Man, like the universe, is a machine.
31 Though we may never be able to comprehend human life, we know certainly that it is a movement, of whatever nature it be. The existence of movement unavoidably implies a body which is being moved and a force which is moving it. Hence, wherever there is life, there is a mass moved by a force. All mass possesses inertia; all force tends to persist.
32 In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization.
33 Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.
34 There is no doubt that some plant food, such as oatmeal, is more economical than meat, and superior to it in regard to both mechanical and mental performance. Such food, moreover, taxes our digestive organs decidedly less, and, in making us more contented and sociable, produces an amount of good difficult to estimate.
35 Electrical science has revealed to us the true nature of light, has provided us with innumerable appliances and instruments of precision, and has thereby vastly added to the exactness of our knowledge.
36 Modern science says: 'The sun is the past, the earth is the present, the moon is the future.' From an incandescent mass we have originated, and into a frozen mass we shall turn. Merciless is the law of nature, and rapidly and irresistibly we are drawn to our doom.
37 In a time not distant, it will be possible to flash any image formed in thought on a screen and render it visible at any place desired. The perfection of this means of reading thought will create a revolution for the better in all our social relations.
38 The human being is a self-propelled automaton entirely under the control of external influences. Willful and predetermined though they appear, his actions are governed not from within, but from without. He is like a float tossed about by the waves of a turbulent sea.
39 It seems that I have always been ahead of my time. I had to wait nineteen years before Niagara was harnessed by my system, fifteen years before the basic inventions for wireless which I gave to the world in 1893 were applied universally.
40 Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.
41 Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.
42 The year 2100 will see eugenics universally established. In past ages, the law governing the survival of the fittest roughly weeded out the less desirable strains. Then man's new sense of pity began to interfere with the ruthless workings of nature. As a result, we continue to keep alive and to breed the unfit.
43 It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.
44 I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.
45 I can also say that, in my heart, I firmly believe... Since my youth, before bedtime, kneeling on my bare knees, I prayed to God. I prayed that way until I reached the age of 50. From that time onwards, I pray a bit different, but it doesn't matter, the essence is the same, and I pray to God every day.
46 I am equally proud of my Serbian origin and my Croatian fatherland.



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