Nikola Tesla was a Serbian born inventor and genius whose creations are in almost every electrical gadget we use today. Although he had an amazing mind capable of engineering feats unfathomable by lesser men, he did not have a mind for business. Consequently he passed away almost penniless, being the last of many devastating tragedies in his life. It almost caused him to largely be forgotten in history books. It would take until the internet age where his legacy has taken on a second life being universally hailed as a technological (and nerd) icon.
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