July 12, 1854|
Waterville, New York, U.S.
|Died||March 14, 1932
Rochester, New York, U.S.
|Cause of death||Suicide by gunshot|
|Resting place||Ashes buried at Kodak Park|
|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)|
|Parent(s)||George Eastman (1815–1862)
Maria Kilbourn (1821–1907)
Eastman was born in Waterville, New York. He founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film. This made photography popular and led to other men inventing film stock. His Kodak company still runs today, but more focused on printers and printing.