He was born in Milan, Ohio, and grew up in Port Huron, Michigan. In school, the his mind often wandered, and his teacher, the Reverend Engle, was overheard calling him “addled”. This ended his three months of official schooling. Recalling later, “My mother was the making of me. She was so true, so sure of me; and I felt I had something to live for, someone I must not disappoint.” His mother taught him at home.
He developed hearing problems at an early age. The cause of his deafness has been attributed to a bout of scarlet fever during childhood and recurring untreated middle-ear infections. He sold candy and newspapers on trains running from Port Huron to Detroit, and sold vegetables to supplement his income.
He also studied qualitative analysis, and conducted chemical experiments on the train until an accident prohibited further work of the kind.
He had long streak of entrepreneurial ventures, as he discovered his talents as a businessman. These talents eventually led him to found 14 companies, including General Electric, which is still one of the largest publicly traded companies in the world.
He was THOMAS ALVA EDISON !!!
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