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List of famous male inventors, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male inventors list contains the most prominent and top males known for being inventors. There are thousand of males working as inventors in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic inventors have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a inventor then the people below should give you inspiration.

List ranges from Hércules Florence to Amos Whitney, plus much more.

While this isn't a list of all male inventors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male inventors?" and "Who are the best male inventors?"
Steve Jobs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Inventors
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Steven Paul Jobs was an American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor, who was the cofounder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he was widely recognized as a charismatic and design-driven pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and ...more

Age: Died at 56 (1955-2011)

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor, Designer

Credits: Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview, The Pixar Story, Toy Story, The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires

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James Cameron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Inventors
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James Francis Cameron is a Canadian filmmaker, inventor, engineer, philanthropist, and deep-sea explorer who has directed the two biggest box office films of all time. He first found major success with the science-fiction hit The Terminator. He then became a popular Hollywood director and was hired ...more

Age: 62

Birthplace: Kapuskasing, Canada

Profession: Environmentalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Inventor, + more

Credits: Aliens, Titanic, Avatar, Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Inventors
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Benjamin Franklin FRS was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American ...more

Age: Died at 84 (1706-1790)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Statesman, Librarian, Politician, Diplomat, Musician, + more

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Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Inventors
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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented ...more

Age: Died at 67 (1452-1519)

Birthplace: Vinci, Italy

Profession: Military Engineer, Musician, Scientist, Inventor, Architect, + more

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