George Eastman

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George Eastman
Born July 12, 1854(1854-07-12)
Waterville, New York, U.S.
Died March 14, 1932(1932-03-14) (aged 77)
Rochester, New York, U.S.
Resting place Ashes buried at Kodak Park
Nationality American
Occupation Businessman, inventor, philanthropist
Known for Photography pioneer, Founder of Eastman Kodak
Net worth $95 million at the time of his death (approximately 1/611th of US GNP)[1]
Parents George Eastman (1815–1862) & Maria Kilbourn (1821–1907)

George Eastman (July 12, 1854 - March 14, 1932) was an American inventor and businessman.

Eastman was born in Waterville, New York.[2] He founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film. This made photography popular and led to other men inventing film stock.

Eastman shot himself dead in Rochester, New York.

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  1. Klepper, Michael; Gunther, Michael (1996). The Wealthy 100: From Benjamin Franklin to Bill Gates—A Ranking of the Richest Americans, Past and Present. Secaucus, New Jersey: Carol Publishing Group. p. xiii. ISBN 9780806518008. OCLC 33818143.
  2. University of Rochester