Lee Deforest

About Lee Deforest

Birth Day: August 26, 1873
Birth Place: Council Bluffs, IA
Died On: Jun 30, 1961 (age 87)
Birth Sign: Virgo

Lee Deforest Net Worth

Lee Deforest was bornon August 26, 1873 in Council Bluffs, IA. Scientist and engineer who earned 180 patents over his lifetime, including the Audion and the triode vacuum tube, which made radio broadcasting possible. In his long career he founded over twenty companies and directed short films.

💰 Net worth: 5 Million

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About

Scientist and Engineer who earned 180 patents over his lifetime, including the Audion and the triode vacuum tube, which made radio broadcasting possible. In his long career he founded over twenty companies and directed short films.

Before Fame

At Yale University, he tinkered with the campus's electrical grid, which caused the whole place to black out and earned him a suspension.

Trivia

His improved vacuum tube allowed the first wireless broadcasts, which he made from his experimental radio station.

Family Life

Seeing his young son's talent, his father enrolled him in Mt. Hermon School for Boys, in Massachusetts.

Associated With

A distant relative of mine, Calvert DeForest was a frequent guest on David Letterman's show.