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John Edson

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Net worth 2018: $1.41 Billion
Industry: Manufacturing
Residence: Jackson, Wyoming
Country: United States
Children: 2
Education: Drop Out, University of Washington
BIOGRAPHY

John Edson was born in Jackson, Wyoming, United States. John Edson is #1624 in List Billionaires People In The World. John Edson worked a paper route and earned enough to build his first boat at age 13. An entrepreneur who loves the water, in 1955 he purchased the brand name "Bayliner" for $100 and started a company to build affordable plywood motorboats. He sold Bayliner to The Brunswick Corporation in 1986 for $425 million and spent some years cruising the world on his 161-foot boat Evviva (Italian for "long live"). In 1994 boat building lured him back and he bought Westport Yards, which he sold in 2014. He has endowed the University of Arizona with $5.4 million for the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative. Through the J Orin Edson Foundation he makes donations to medical establishments that fight diseases, primarily cancer.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$1 Billion

2010

$1 Billion

2011

$1 Billion

2012

$1 Billion

2013

$1.1 Billion

2014

$1.15 Billion

2015

$1.3 Billion

2016

$1.3 Billion

2017

$1.4 Billion

2018

$1.41 Billion

TIMELINE
1914

" In 1914 he also received the honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering from the Syracuse University

1893

At the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 he was expert for the government, and one of the jurors on machine tools

1880

In 1880 Sweet was a key founder of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and its third president in the year 1884–85

1873

From 1873 to 1878 het was Professor of practical mechanics at the Sibley College of Mechanic Arts of the Cornell University, where he also headed the Sibley College

1867

At the Paris Exhibition of 1867 he had made quite an impression with the introduction of his linotype machine

1862

From 1862 to 1864 Sweet worked as mechanical draftsman in England, and back in the States was engaged in bridge building

1861

At the outbreak of the civil war in 1861 he returned to the North

1832

Born in Pompey, New York in 1832, Sweet got only some schooling at the district school

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