Thomas Alva Edison was born in 1847 172 years ago in the United States. He was introduced as a great inventor for many things e.g., the light bulb using bamboo, a sound recorder, and motion pictures. He also has 1093 patents in total.
He was the last child of the family. He did not go to school most of the time since he was not a good student and removed from school. However, his mother, who was a teacher in Canada, taught most of the things at home based on books.
When he was 12, he was getting the hearing problem because of scarlet fever and another accident when his chemical lab in a boxcar caught fire.
He started a job as a candy and newspapers seller on trains and then became a telegraph operator since he saved a three-year-old kid from being run over and his father trained Edison to become a telegraph operator.
He studied qualitative analysis and chemical experiments during and after his duties and got the exclusive rights to sell newspapers on the road with other assistants. This experience encouraged him to become a more successful business person.
In his life, he founded 13 companies and one of the companies still exists as General Electric.
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