James Dyson

Sir James Dyson Is Worth Billions Thanks to His Vacuum Empire

Dyson vacuums are well-known thanks to Sir James Dyson. He invented and patented the dual-cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner. The 75-year-old was born in Norfolk, England, and made his fortune by designing and manufacturing Dyson vacuums. Listed #11 on the United Kingdom’s list of 50 largest taxpayers for 2022, what is Dyson's net worth?
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Working from home is a productivity disaster, warns Sir James Dyson

Sir James Dyson has warned the homeworking revolution is damaging productivity and killing collaboration, causing British businesses to fall behind global competitors. The billionaire entrepreneur cautioned that the economy “cannot afford such a lackadaisical approach” from the Government after it proposed legislation that gives all employees the right to request flexible working when they start new jobs.
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James Dyson Award winner O-Wind turbine can generate electricity even under cross-winds

The wind is one of the planet’s renewable sources of power, but its inconsistency and almost whimsical nature make it almost unreliable. Unlike solar panels that don’t mind where the sun is coming from, wind turbines are actually dependent on where the wind blows. Fortunately, a pair of engineers may have figured out a way to harness the power of the wind, even chaotic ones, while living plenty of room to spare in cramped urban neighborhoods.

Education needs to be less Mr Chips and more James Dyson, says senior MP

Schools need to focus on skills needed for the future and say “Goodbye Mr Chips, hello James Dyson”, according to a senior MP.The news comes as a year-long study set up by The Times newspaper found that the economy could see a £125 billion boost per year if the education system were reformed and new recruits were more prepared for employment.Robert Halfon MP, chairman of the Commons’ education select committee, told the BBC Today programme that transforming the education system “should be the number one priority for the Government”.“If levelling up isn’t about education, what is levelling up for?” he...

James Dyson: ‘The worst thing anyone has said to me? That my father had died. I was nine’

Born in Norfolk, Sir James Dyson, 74, studied at the Royal College of Art. He spent four years developing the cyclonic vacuum cleaner and went on to set up his company in 1992. Dyson products, now available in 82 countries, span household vacuums, purifier fans and heaters, lighting, hand dryers and haircare. This year he published his autobiography, Invention: a Life. He is married with three children and lives in Wiltshire.

Inside Sir James Dyson's £110 million farm of the future

The British strawberry season runs from early June to August, so it is unusual to see row after fat, juicy row of the fruit ready to harvest in October on a farm in​ Lincolnshire. Odder still is the futuristic-looking 15-acre glasshouse they are housed in, abuzz with employees on electric scooters. But this is no ordinary farm – and no ordinary farmer runs it.

Testicle Bath Contraception Wins James Dyson Award For Engineering

A bath for your testicles has won a James Dyson award, an international award that celebrates design and engineering, and will go through to the final international stage of the competition. Created by German design graduate Rebecca Weiss, the device named "Coso" is described as an "ultrasound-based, reversible and hormone-free...
Fast Company

From nearly $1 million in debt to a household name: James Dyson dishes on his biggest hits and misses

Today, James Dyson is a billionaire who runs a family-owned empire of vacuums, air purifiers, and other high-tech, high-design remakes of otherwise humble appliances. But that success was in no way obvious. As a young inventor and entrepreneur, he stumbled his way through several startups, learning to succeed in his own way, all while stacking up tremendous personal debt.
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James Dyson pulls handful of hair out of pocket for product demonstration

As part of an interview on This Morning, Sir James Dyson pulled out a handful of hair to demonstrate a Dyson hair straightener. Speaking to Rochelle Humes and Andi Peters, the British inventor sat surrounded by Dyson devices. After one of Dyson’s gadgets began to bleep, he pulled a handful...
The Independent

Andi Peters brings hoover part on This Morning for James Dyson to sign

On This Morning, presenter Andi Peters asked Sir James Dyson if he could sign a part of his vacuum cleaner. Rochelle Humes and Andi Peters interviewed the British inventor about his work, whilst the figure sat surrounded by a variety of Dyson-brand products. Peters appeared excited to be interviewing the...

Device to reduce blood loss from knife wounds named James Dyson Award UK winner

Loughborough University graduate Joseph Bentley has created a device for first responders that he claims could stop haemorrhages from knife wounds in under a minute. Recently named the UK winner of this year's James Dyson Award, the device would be used to insert a medical-grade silicone balloon tamponade into a wound to reduce bleeding.

A wood alternative made from kombucha wins the US James Dyson Award

The winner of the 2021 US James Dyson Award is 21-year-old Gabe Tavas. His mission is focused: Make wood without cutting down trees. So he invented Pyrus: a petroleum-free, wood-like material that’s sustainably produced with repurposed bacterial cellulose waste from kombucha. The James Dyson Award runs in 28 countries and...

Lifesaving device to stem stab wounds wins UK’s James Dyson Award

A 22-year-old who invented a life-saving device to stem blood loss from knife wounds has won the UK round of this year’s James Dyson Awards.Joseph Bentley claimed the £2,000 prize and entry into the international competition of the annual design awards with a tool which could help police officers responding to stab victims keep them alive until paramedics arrive.The Rapid Emergency Actuating Tamponade, or React, works by inflating a medical-grade silicone balloon inside the wound to stop catastrophic blood loss.Mr Bentley invented the device while studying product design and technology at Loughborough University and was inspired to tackle the problem...