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.
We are reinventing ourselves all the time. We're battling against the status quo. We still feel small, agile, pioneering.
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
In May 2014, the Foundation announced an £8m donation to create a technology hub at the University of Cambridge
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
Since 2011 he has been Provost of the Royal College of Art
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
In 2005, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng)
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"
In 2003, Dyson paid £15 million for Dodington Park, a 300-acre (1
Dyson set up the Foundation in 2002 to support design and engineering education – it now operates in UK, US and Japan
He received an Honorary DEng degree from the University of Bath in 2000
In 1999, Dyson sued Hoover (UK) for patent infringement
Dyson was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1998 New Year Honours
In 1997, Dyson was awarded The Prince Philip Designers Prize
In June 1993, he opened his research centre and factory in Malmesbury, Wiltshire
It won the 1991 International Design Fair Prize in Japan
Dyson licensed the technology in North America from 1986 to 2001 to Fantom Technologies, after which Dyson entered the market directly
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
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
Dyson married Deirdre Dyson (née Hindmarsh) in 1968
" 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
He was educated at Gresham's School, an independent boarding school in Holt, Norfolk, from 1956 to 1965, when his father died of cancer
James Dyson was born 2 May 1947 in Cromer, Norfolk, one of three children