James Dyson

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Full NameSir James Dyson
Date of BirthMay 2, 1947
Place of BirthCromer, Norfolk, England
OccupationsInventor, industrial designer, farmer, business magnate
SpouseDeirdre Hindmarsh (married in 1968)
Known forInventing the bagless vacuum cleaner
EducationByam Shaw School of Art, Royal College of Art
AwardsCommander of the Order of the British Empire (1998), Knight Bachelor (2007), Order of Merit (2016), and others
Notable InventionsBagless vacuum cleaners based on the principle of cyclonic separation, bladeless fans, hand dryers, and more
CareerFounded the Dyson company, served as Provost of the Royal College of Art, opened the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology
Net Worth£23 billion (Sunday Times Rich List 2023), $13.4 billion (Forbes, March 2024)
Early LifeBorn in Norfolk, lost his father at a young age, attended Gresham’s School, excelled at long-distance running, and studied art and design before moving into engineering

James Dyson Books

Invention: A Life of Learning Through Failure2021
Against the Odds: An Autobiography1997
Against the Odds2000
A History of Great Inventions2001
Mammoth Book of Great Inventions2004
“Doing a Dyson”1996

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