History of a once great inventor
Thomas Alva edison was born February 11, 1847, Milan, Ohio. Thomas Edison died October 18, 1931 in West Orange, New Jersey. Thomas edison had six kids named Charles Edison, Theodore Edison, William Leslie Edison, Thomas Alva Edison jr., Madeleine Edison, and Marion Estelle Edison. He got his education from Cooper Union (1875)-(1879).
What Thomas Edison did
Thomas Edison was a great inventor who changed the world with his inventions. He made many things to help better america with stuff he had invented. Thomas Edison was a well known man for what he has created. Thomas Edison was a very famous inventor. He got TEN awards such as Technical Grammy award, Grammy Trustees award, Congressional Gold Medal, Distinguished service medal, Franklin medal, etc. As you can tell he was a very successful man in inventions and in business.
What Thomas Edison created
Thomas Edison created many things like the incandescent light bulb which is used and will be used for ever for a light source. He also created the movie camera which will also be used forever in movies. He created the phonograph as well which was used for sound. These are only three of Edison's invention, he has many more things that he had invented in his time as a inventor. Thomas Edison had also made the first industrial research laboratory, known as the "wizard of Menlo Park".
How much money did Thomas Edison make
Thomas Edison sold many inventions for a lot of money. He was a very rich man and lived on a property that cost 2,000,000 dollars and plus he was a businessman not only a inventor. So him being a inventor and a businessman he got twice as much money. Thomas Edison ended up making around 15,599,000,000 dollars