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James Dyson

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Net worth 2018: $5.66 Billion
Industry: Manufacturing
Residence: Cromer
BirthDay: 2 May 1947
Sigh: Gemini
Children: 3
BIOGRAPHY

James Dyson was bornon 2 May 1947 in Cromer, United Kingdom. James Dyson is #331 in List Billionaires People In The World. Home Appliances Inventor who built a better, bagless vacuum before turning his attention to hair dryers, fans and now batteries. Recent success: a battery-powered vacuum that took 17 years and 1,000-plus prototypes to finish. "Batteries are quite exciting and sexy things," says Dyson.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$1 Billion

2010

$1 Billion

2011

$2.7 Billion

2012

$4.2 Billion

2013

$4.4 Billion

2014

$4.5 Billion

2015

$4.9 Billion

2016

$4 Billion

2017

$4.2 Billion

2018

$5.66 Billion

We are reinventing ourselves all the time. We're battling against the status quo. We still feel small, agile, pioneering.

James Dyson
TIMELINE
2017

Dyson was Provost of the Royal College of Art in London until 1 July 2017, having succeeded Sir Terence Conran in August 2011, and is Patron of the Design & Technology Association

2014

In May 2014, the Foundation announced an £8m donation to create a technology hub at the University of Cambridge

2013

His vessel Nahlin is the largest British-flagged and owned super yacht with an LOA of 91 metres (299 ft), and was ranked 36th in a 2013 survey of the world's 100 biggest yachts

2011

Since 2011 he has been Provost of the Royal College of Art

2006

In October 2006 Dyson launched the Dyson Airblade, a fast hand dryer that uses a thin sheet of moving air as a squeegee to remove water, rather than attempting to evaporate it with heat

2005

In 2005, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng)

2004

He was chair of the board of trustees of the Design Museum, "the first in the world to showcase design of the manufactured object", until suddenly resigning in September 2004, stating the museum had "become a style showcase" instead of "upholding its mission to encourage serious design of the manufactured object"

2003

In 2003, Dyson paid £15 million for Dodington Park, a 300-acre (1

2002

Dyson set up the Foundation in 2002 to support design and engineering education – it now operates in UK, US and Japan

2000

He received an Honorary DEng degree from the University of Bath in 2000

1999

In 1999, Dyson sued Hoover (UK) for patent infringement

1998

Dyson was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1998 New Year Honours

1997

In 1997, Dyson was awarded The Prince Philip Designers Prize

1993

In June 1993, he opened his research centre and factory in Malmesbury, Wiltshire

1991

It won the 1991 International Design Fair Prize in Japan

1986

Dyson licensed the technology in North America from 1986 to 2001 to Fantom Technologies, after which Dyson entered the market directly

1983

Partly supported by his wife's salary as an art teacher, and after five years and about 5,100 prototypes, Dyson launched the "G-Force" cleaner in 1983

1970

In the late 1970s, Dyson had the idea of using cyclonic separation to create a vacuum cleaner that would not lose suction as it picked up dirt

1968

Dyson married Deirdre Dyson (née Hindmarsh) in 1968

1965

" He spent one year (1965–1966) at the Byam Shaw School of Art, and then studied furniture and interior design at the Royal College of Art (1966–1970) before moving into engineering

1956

He was educated at Gresham's School, an independent boarding school in Holt, Norfolk, from 1956 to 1965, when his father died of cancer

1947

James Dyson was born 2 May 1947 in Cromer, Norfolk, one of three children

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