James Dyson

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Sir James Dyson

Sir James Dyson CBE FREng FRS.jpg
James Dyson at the Royal Society admissions day in London, July 2015
Provost of the Royal College of Art
In office
1 August 2011 (2011-08-01) – 1 July 2017
Preceded bySir Terence Conran
Succeeded bySir Jonathan Ive
as Chancellor
Personal details
Born (1947-05-02) 2 May 1947 (age 72)[1]
Cromer, England
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
NationalityEnglish
Spouse(s)
Deirdre Hindmarsh (m. 1968)
[1]
Children3; Two sons, one daughter[1]
Alma mater
OccupationIndustrial designer, academic administrator
Awards
Website

Sir James Dyson OM CBE FRS FREng(born 2 May 1947) is a British inventor, industrial design engineer and founder of the Dyson company. He is best known as the inventor of the Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner. His net worth is £7.8 billion.[2]

He was the Provost of the Royal College of Art from August 2011 to July 2017.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 DYSON, Sir James. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2015 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. closed access (subscription required)
  2. Watts, Robert (7 May 2017). "Brexit brings bonanza for billionaires". The Sunday Times. pp. 1–2. Sir James Dyson, the inventor who initially found success with his bagless vacuum cleaner, is one of the year's biggest risers. His fortune has increased to £7.8 bn -- up from £5 bn last year.
  3. "Sir James Dyson". Royal College of Art. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  4. "Apple's Jony Ive Named Royal College of Art Chancellor | Architectural Digest". Architectural Digest. Retrieved 26 May 2017.