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List of Top 10 Bloggers of the World & Their Earning

1. Arriana Huffington – Huffington Post

Arriana Huffington

Huffington Post blog is started by Arriana Huffington in 2005 which covers topics on life and politics. It is the most successful blog in the world. The earning of this blog is more than $1 billion and the main source of the income is sponsored advertisement through banners.

  • Founder Name: Arriana Huffington
  • Website:
  • Blogging Started: 2005
  • Domain Authority: 93/100
  • Global Alexa Rank: 487
  • Estimated Visits/month: 131.7M
  • Earning: $41,660,000 per month

2. Peter Rojas – Engadget

Peter Rojas

Engadget is founded by Peter Rojas in 2004. It is the most popular blog that publishes articles on gaming, entertainment, gear, events and review on technology products like consumer electronics. This blog also makes huge money from direct advertising.

  • Founder Name: Peter Rojas
  • Website:
  • Blogging Started: 2004
  • Domain Authority: 94/100
  • Global Alexa Rank: 771
  • Estimated Visits/month: 51M
  • Earning: $3,950,000 per month

3. Rand Fishkin – Moz

Rand Fishkin

Rand Fishkin founded “Moz” blog which is very famous the Search Engine Optimization world. It was started in 1998. Moz helped many bloggers by providing top marketing articles to increase their blogs’ visibility and performance. It is also earning huge income like other bloggers.

  • Founder Name: Rand Fishkin
  • Website:
  • Blogging Started: 1998
  • Domain Authority: 89/100
  • Global Alexa Rank: 6,033
  • Estimated Visits/month: 6M
  • Earning: $3,740,000 per month

4. Pete Cashmore – Mashable

Pete Cashmore

Mashable was founded in 2005 by Pete Cashmore. Mashable publishes articles on technology, entertainment, culture, science, travel and many more. The source of income of this blog is direct advertisements in different formats.

  • Founder Name: Pete Cashmore
  • Website:
  • Blogging Started: 2005
  • Domain Authority: 93/100
  • Global Alexa Rank: 1,374
  • Estimated Visits/month: 25.8M
  • Earning: $3,330,000 per month

5. Michael Arrington – TechCrunch

Michael Arrington

TechCrunch is a very popular technology news provider blog founded by Michael Arrington in 2005. TechCrunch covers startups and technology news like apps, gadgets, mobile and many more. In 2010, It is acquired by AOL.

  • Founder Name: Michael Arrington
  • Website:
  • Blogging Started: 2005
  • Domain Authority: 94/100
  • Global Alexa Rank: 1442
  • Estimated Visits/month: 28.9M
  • Earning: $1,870,000 per month

6. Brian Clark – CopyBlogger

Brian Clark

CopyBlogger is one of the best content marketing advice provider blogs which is founded by Brian Clark. He launched his blog in 2006 with Just $2000 and currently his income from his blog is more than $1,000,000.

  • Founder Name: Brian Clark
  • Website:
  • Blogging Started: 2005
  • Domain Authority: 78/100
  • Global Alexa Rank: 29,674
  • Estimated Visits/month: 766.7K
  • Earning: $2,750,000 per month

7. Mario Armando Lavanderia Jr – Perez Hilton

Perez Hilton is managed by Mario Armando Lavanderia Jr. The website controversial gossip website. The main source of the income is a direct advertisement at various places on the website.

  • Founder Name: Mario Armando Lavanderia Jr
  • Website:
  • Blogging Started: 2005
  • Domain Authority: 89/100
  • Global Alexa Rank: 7,898
  • Estimated Visits/month: 6M
  • Earning: $575,000 per month

8. Peter Rojas – Gizmodo

Gizmodo is also run by Peter Rojas. His blog covers topics like design and technology. Like other bloggers, he is also making huge income from the sponsor ads.

  • Founder Name: Peter Rojas
  • Website:
  • Blogging Started: 2002
  • Domain Authority: 93/100
  • Global Alexa Rank: 751
  • Estimated Visits/month: 77M
  • Earning: $541,000 per month

9. Vitaly Friedman – Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine is founded by Vitaly Friedman. It is the best blog which provides very useful web design and web development related articles. His monthly income is more than 215,000 per month.

  • Founder Name: Vitaly Friedman
  • Website:
  • Blogging Started: 2006
  • Domain Authority: 89/100
  • Global Alexa Rank: 13,800
  • Estimated Visits/month: 4.1M
  • Earning: $430,000 per month

10. Cyan Claire – Tuts+

Tuts+ is founded by Cyan Claire in 2006. This blog provides web design and development tutorials which are very helpful for designers and developers.

  • Founder Name: Cyan Claire
  • Website:
  • Blogging Started: 2008
  • Domain Authority: 90/100
  • Global Alexa Rank: 1,502
  • Estimated Visits/month: 18.5M
  • Earning: $175,000 per month

Justin Hall

It’s generally recognized that the first blog was, created by Justin Hall, while he was a Swarthmore College student in 1994. Of course, at that time they weren’t called blogs, and he just referred to it as his personal homepage. It wasn’t until 1997 that the term “weblog” was coined.

Blogging is popular because it works as a marketing tool and makes money. … Blogging requires a great deal of time. For blogs to be effective at SEO and engaging readers, it needs to be updated regularly. The Internet is littered with abandoned blogs that haven’t been updated in months or even years.

Blogging is an art that is required to write, share and control a blog. It is basically sharing information along with personal experience.

Equipping webpage with tools, plugins, to make writing, sharing, editing easier on the internet.

Web search engines tools love new substance, and accordingly, blogging is an incredible website streamlining apparatus i.e. Search Engine Optimisation popularly known as SEO.

Blogging is one of the best ways to promote products and services.

Blogging gives a simple method to keep your clients and customers state-of-the-art on what’s happening, let them think about new arrangements, and give tips. The more a client goes to your blog, the almost certain they are using your products and services to burn through cash.

A blog enables you to manufacture trust and compatibility with your prospects. Not exclusively would you be able to flaunt what you know, fabricating your ability and believability, but since individuals can post remarks and interface with you, they can become more acquainted with you, and ideally, will believe you enough to purchase products and services from you.

Sites can make a profit. Alongside your item or administration, sites can create salary from different choices, for example, promoting and partner items.

Blogging is adaptable and versatile, making it an extraordinary alternative for individuals who be a way of life business visionary.

Blogging considered as one of the best ways to improve the customer’s level of satisfaction.

Blogging helps you showcase your works.

Blogging is an awesome tool to enable bloggers to perceive themselves as specialists in an online field or a specific point. In case you’re looking for an occupation or attempting to fabricate a profession in a particular field, blogging can help legitimize your skill and grow your online presence.

So it is another urging point for you to begin blogging now.


You can help individuals from various perspectives while blogging. For instance, you got a trek to America, Now in the event that somebody is keen on visiting America, he will look discover a few encounters about America trip cost, places, and a lot more things. So expounding on your stumble on your blog can be useful for another person.

You can help people groups by how to guides, stories, tips and traps, methodology and procedures, excursions and huge amounts of more encounters while blogging. So blogging can be considered as the best instrument for helping everywhere throughout the world.

The mainstream of information in the present era.

Helps to communicate.

Another incredible advantage of blogging is, It brings individuals of the same reasoning and feeling in a commonplace spot. When you begin a blog, you can discover individuals who need to share some counsel, information, emotions, and contemplations.

And the most important one.

Enhances writing skills.

Each activity/work incorporates composing messages, records, reports, and some more. Also, most occupations need much all the more composition abilities generally. Having the capacity to compose articulately, compactly, and accurately is basic and will go far in awing your supervisor, companions, family, colleagues, specialists, an expert.

Blogging won’t push you to wind up an ideal author; it will simply occur as you do it routinely. So blogging can be the most ideal approach to make you flawless author in the event that you do consistently blog.

You will be an inspiration to others.


There is no substitute for blogging in many fields like a business for online presence, advertisement, sharing knowledge and other fields.

Blogging as passion can give name and fame, as profession enough money to live a good standard life.

If you want to know about one ingredient that would make your blog popular – CONTENT
You can do anything, follow any recipe but at the end the thing which would matter is the content for in blogging world – ” Content is the king”.
So, here’s the complete recipe:
1. Get the ingredients first – good content. Don’t copy. Write at least 5-10 articles before you start. The articles should be of good quality, more than 1000 words (roughly), simple language, short paragraphs, conversation style and they should not be copied. Don’t even copy a single line from internet.

There are tons of different ways to promote your blog. What you ultimately decide is best for you depends on the reasons you want to promote your blog in the first place.

Do you want to grow an audience to eventually sell advertising space on your blog? Does your blog support a product that you sell on your website? Do you want to establish your blog as an authority in your niche?

All of the above are excellent ways to use a blog to help a business, but there are different ways of promotion that can impact each goal.

Here are some ways that SEMrush (a software-as-a-service platform for digital marketers, also the company I work for) promotes its blog.

1. Focus on search engine optimized (SEO) content

Growing a blog and SEO content go hand in hand. SEO content is basically content that has the goal of ranking on search engines for popular queries (keywords) in order to attract organic traffic to your blog from search engine users.

SEO advice can range from the very logical (use your target keyword in the title of your post, write a clear meta description) to the technical (proper use of coding, mobile-friendly design) so if you’re unfamiliar I’d suggest checking out some industry blogs to learn the basics. Some suggestions are:

  • Backlinko blog
  • Search Engine Journal
  • SEMrush blog

2. Write “Evergreen” Content

One tip for adding SEO content to your blog would be to target topics in your niche that can be evergreen content. What do I mean by evergreen? Evergreen is a concept in SEO that means the topic of the post will be relevant for years to come, as opposed to a seasonal topic that is only relevant for a short period of time.

This way, as you write your blog posts about “evergreen” topics with SEO in mind you are future-proofing your site to stay relevant for search engine users over and over again in time.

3. Invite guest bloggers

Another easy way to promote your blog is by letting other people write for you! Guest blogging is a way for other bloggers to reach a new audience by contributing a post of theirs to your blog. Usually, a guest post includes a link to the guest author’s website in return for the post to make it a win-win for both parties. The more loyal followers your guest author has, the better. When the guest author goes to share their new post on your blog, it attracts their audience to your site and makes your blog look more authoritative. SEMrush takes guest authors all the time, so much so that we even publish a â€ťbest-of” wrap up with all of our favorite posts from guest contributors!

You are the backbone of our blog and your willingness to share your strategies and insights are truly awe-inspiring to our entire team. We thank you all and are honored to work with you

4. Mention influencers in your blog posts (and let them know)

Another strategy to getting more people in your industry aware of your blog is by mentioning influencers in your post. You can include a quote of theirs that you like, share one of their related posts, or just mention how helpful their website is for what you’re talking about.

After name-dropping them in your post, reach out to them over email or social media to let them know. Most people will be flattered that you thought of them and included them as a part of your post. Who knows, they could be interested in your blog and share the post with their followers, ask to contribute a guest post in the future, or offer you guidance!

5. Build an Email Marketing List

Are you trying to grow your blog without an email list? You may need to rethink your strategy.

Building an email list from your blog readers is one of the most time-tested ways to build loyalty with your fanbase and keep your readers engaged again and again. However, as this post explains, you need to offer clear value when asking people to sign up. No one wants more random emails in their inbox. Offer special deals, insider tips and secrets, or early access to a new product. Basically, users want a clear incentive for signing up for another list.

Not to mention, it’s a great way to measure your growth over time – how fast is your email list growing in tandem with your number of posts? Do certain blog posts encourage people to sign up for your email list more than others?

6. Contribute to Upvote Communities

Upvote communities (such as reddit, quora, or are websites where users submit content and vote on the submissions that they like the most. This way, when you enter the site, the most valued information is at the top of the feed. It’s a democratic way of doing things, and a great opportunity to promote your blog when you have something worth sharing.

But before you just spam upvote communities with your blog posts, you should find the right communities for you and participate as a commenter and have conversations with other users. If you don’t think there is a subreddit for your niche, you’re probably wrong.

And if there isn’t, you can always apply to create your own subreddit. SEMrush has its own subreddit that we moderate to field our customers’ top questions to learn what we should be writing about.

Other than reddit, there are communities such as ProductHunt (for promoting a new product), private Slack groups (such as Online Geniuses and Traffic Think Tank) and of course, Quora! 🙂

7. Write Answers on Quora

Quora is technically an upvote community but its unique for its popularity and strict question-answer format. If you have a tool like SEMrush, you can look for new ways to promote your blog by entering in Organic Research and checking out all of the keywords that Quora ranks for.

8. Social Media

Making use of social media – both unpaid and paid posts can be huge for getting a blog off the ground. If you’re serious about using social media to make an impact for you, it would be wise to invest in social media tools to help you schedule your posts in advance and track engagement. Twitter and Facebook are great places to grow an audience and find like-minded people online.

This point could be an entire article on its own, but for brevity’s sake I’ll instead leave a couple of links to helpful articles about promoting a blog on social media:

  • How to increase followers on Twitter
  • Is promoting your blog using Facebook paid ads effective?
  • Simplify Your Social Media Posting Schedule

To be honest, there aren’t any popular topics for blogging. It’s all about what’s trending on the market in the present. Maybe, information on iPhone X is valid for now, the news just might die out in the coming few months, nobody can present a judgement on that.

However, there are certain topics which become ever-green and if you are eager to learn about them, you can make use of some interesting tools such as

  • Google Trends
  • Buzzsumo
  • Ahrefs Content Explorer
  • SEMRush Tool

Each of the following internet tools offer a separate content searching option which helps organizations to search up trending contents on different website.

Here are a few topics which I have covered,

  • Easy to make one- many sites such as WordPress, blooger, tumblr are user friendly and provide a great GUI.
  • One of the best source of digital marketing- nearly all startups rely on blogging as one of the best way for marketing. Say for, IMO it is one of the best platform for startups.
  • It attracts readers- Rather than sending emails in which we contact the reader it is the best way to reach out to your customers. Easy to read and share is one of it’s major advantage.
  • Easy to keep track of your viewers- nearly all blogging sites give you ability to keep the track of your viewers.
  • Money- if you are able to divert traffic at your blog then making money is a cake walk for you.

Popularity- there exist hardly anyone who hasn’t heard about blogging. Seeing it popularity it is the utmost way of giving opinions.

Free/Low hosting charges- At first making a blog is totally free but I would recommend to purchase it even you are beginner (provided you are serious). Because you will lose traffic you have generated and also the SEO and later on regret for same

Blogging gives you your own space. Its a place where you share your thoughts or views on something.. put forth your skills and works. This is when.. people feel like their content is worth to be read by public or that they could be appreciated for it. And sometimes its just to help others in certain cases by sharing their knowledge and experiences.

Sometimes social media can be judgemental over stuff you share and though the content May be good you might not get enough motivation. Whereas when it comes to blogs… people interested in that stuff, check it out and u get a good feedback.



Nikola Tesla …. a Serbian-American sensational and extraordinary inventor is known for inventing unimagined at his times …..

He is highly regarded in energy history for his development of alternating current (AC) electrical systems. He also made extraordinary contributions in the fields of electromagnetism and wireless radio communications.

Tesla accepted a job under Tivadar Puskás in a Budapest telegraph company in 1880. He was later promoted to chief electrician and later engineer for the company. He later moved to Paris to work for the Continental Edison Company as an engineer.


After moving to New York, United States, Tesla worked for Thomas Alva Edison, but the two did not get along well. He started working with George Westinghouse in 1885. There, he devised an electrical distribution system that employed alternating current (AC).

Tesla made public the first successful wireless energy transfer to power electronic devices in 1891.


Probably Tesla’s most important contribution to energy history is the use of alternating current (AC). The Westinghouse Electric Company was the first to implement this technology by lighting the World Colombian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. It proved to be a more efficient and effective method compared to the direct current (DC) system of Edison, to transport electricity in a grid.


The technology quickly became the basis for most modern electricity distribution systems. Besides the AC system, Tesla helped in the development of generators and turbine design. The earliest demonstration of fluorescent lighting was also his accomplishment.


Nikola Tesla continued his research work on electricity generation and turbine design in his later life. Even at 81, he claimed to have completed a “dynamic theory of gravity” – something which was never published.


Tesla was born on July 10, 1856, in the Austrian Empire, now Croatia. He was the fourth of five children. After a checkered academic career in Europe, he worked as a telegraph drafter and electrician before moving to the United States to work for Thomas Edison in 1884.


If you couldn’t imagine life without your TV remote, thank Nikola Tesla for making it possible. Tesla invented, predicted or contributed to development of hundreds of technologies that play big parts in our daily lives — like the remote control, neon and fluorescent lights, wireless transmission, computers, smartphones, laser beams, x-rays, robotics and, of course, alternating current, the basis of our present-day electrical system.


Innovation runs in Tesla’s blood. Tesla once wrote: “My mother was an inventor of the first order and would, I believe, have achieved great things had she not been so remote from modern life and its multi fold opportunities. She invented and constructed all kinds of tools and devices and wove the finest designs from thread which was spun by her.” He credited both his parents’ influence for his success.


Tesla lived in New York City for 60 years, and remnants of his time there still remain. The corner of 40th Street and 6th Avenue in downtown Manhattan has been designated “Nikola Tesla Corner” — with its own street sign — because of its proximity to Tesla’s laboratory at 8 West 40th Street, where he worked in 1900 while building his now-infamous Tesla Tower on Long Island. At nearby Bryant Park Place, a plaque commemorates the Engineer’s Club, which awarded Tesla the Edison Medal on May 18, 1917. During his later years, Tesla fed pigeons in nearby Bryant Park.


Tesla received his U.S. citizenship in 1891, the same year he invented the Tesla coil. Tesla coils are a type of electrical circuit used to generate low-current, high-voltage electricity. Today, they’re widely used in radios, televisions and other electronics, and can be used for wireless transmission. A coil at Tesla’s experimental station in Colorado Springs, Colorado, created 30-foot sparks that could be seen from 10 miles away.


During the war of the currents, alternating current (AC) — favored by Tesla — battled for wide acceptance with direct current (DC), favored by Edison. At stake was the basis for the entire nation’s electrical system. Edison launched a campaign against AC, claiming it was dangerous and could kill people; Tesla countered by publicly subjecting himself to 250,000-volt shocks to demonstrate AC’s safety. Ultimately, alternating current won the fight.


Tesla designed the first hydroelectric power plant in Niagara Falls, New York, harnessing the power of the waterfalls he had marveled at since childhood. Construction took three years and power first flowed to homes in nearby Buffalo on Nov. 16, 1896. A statue of Tesla on Goat Island overlooks the falls today.


“Teslas,” a unit used to measure the strength of magnetic fields, are named after Tesla. Another namesake is Tesla Motors, the electric car start-up, in homage to Tesla’s role in the invention of the electric motor.


“Tesla Tower,” a 185-foot high structure with a 65-foot copper dome transmitter on the top. Tesla’s vision was to use the tower to transmit signals and free, unlimited wireless electricity all over the world. Thanks to Tesla’s early work, wireless transfer of energy is finally being realized today — from wireless chargers for electric toothbrushes and smartphones, to wireless electric vehicle charging, a technology being researched at the Energy Department’s National Labs.


  1. He is the father of wireless radio communication and that is where he laid the foundation of a wireless world Today we enjoy wireless phones, wireless internet, it all somewhere originated only because Tesla invented wireless communication!
  2. He gave the world AC (alternating current). DC (direct current) had its limitations as it would only be transfered to limited distances while AC made it easier for transmitting electricity over larger distances with relatively less power-loss and thereby – Tesla lightened up the world!
  3. He invented Tesla Coil – it produces high voltage, low current and High frequency AC. The best part – it transmits electricity wirelessly!
  4. He invented Death Ray which could destroy the world if anyone would possess it, but before it could land into wrong hands, he destroyed it!
  5. He invented Induction motor, violet Ray, neon lamps and wireless telegraphy. The list of his inventions is even longer but that’s not all.


Why Tesla is respected and considered one of the most prominent inventors of mankind is

  1. He was astonishingly intelligent! He could perform integral calculus in his head, and was able to finish off his four year course in three years!
  2. He was extremely hard working as he claimed that he slept only for four hours. Working from 3 am to 11 pm.
  3. Many of his ideas could not see the daylight because he ran out of money as he got bankrupt. Most of his patents had run out leaving him penny-less. 
  4. Here, I personally feel that if someone as brilliant as him was given some aid, maybe he’d have given world more inventions!
  5. Despite being one of the smartest in human history – his end was tragic. He was rendered bankrupt and changed hotels and left without paying bills because he couldn’t afford renting out a place. His only friends at the end were few pigeons that he fed everyday. And that’s how a great man died.

It is only to honor this Great man that 21st Century genius Elon Musk named his company after him when he had enormous choices in the modern world, still he chose


Tesla was one of five children, including siblings Dane, Angelina, Milka and Marica. Tesla’s interest in electrical invention was spurred by his mother, Djuka Mandic, who invented small household appliances in her spare time while her son was growing up.

Tesla’s father, Milutin Tesla, was a Serbian orthodox priest and a writer, and he pushed for his son to join the priesthood. But Nikola’s interests lay squarely in the sciences.

Nikola Tesla vs. Thomas Edison

In 1884 Tesla arrived in the United States with little more than the clothes on his back and a letter of introduction to famed inventor and business mogul Thomas Edison, whose DC-based electrical works were fast becoming the standard in the country.

Edison hired Tesla, and the two men were soon working tirelessly alongside each other, making improvements to Edison’s inventions.

Several months later, the two parted ways due to a conflicting business-scientific relationship, attributed by historians to their incredibly different personalities: While Edison was a power figure who focused on marketing and financial success, Tesla was commercially out-of-touch and somewhat vulnerable.

First Solo Venture

In 1885, Tesla received funding for the Tesla Electric Light Company and was tasked by his investors to develop improved arc lighting.

After successfully doing so, however, Tesla was forced out of the venture and for a time had to work as a manual laborer in order to survive.


Throughout his career, Tesla discovered, designed and developed ideas for a number of important inventions — most of which were officially patented by other inventors — including dynamos (electrical generators similar to batteries) and the induction motor. 

He was also a pioneer in the discovery of radar technology, X-ray technology, remote control and the rotating magnetic field — the basis of most AC machinery. Tesla is most well-known for his contributions in AC electricity and for the Tesla coil.

AC Electrical System

Tesla designed the alternating-current (AC) electrical system, which would quickly become the preeminent power system of the 20th century and has remained the worldwide standard ever since. In 1887, Tesla found funding for his new Tesla Electric Company, and by the end of the year, he had successfully filed several patents for AC-based inventions.

Free Energy

Having become obsessed with the wireless transmission of energy, around 1900 Tesla set to work on his boldest project yet: to build a global, wireless communication system — to be transmitted through a large electrical tower — for sharing information and providing free energy throughout the world. 

With funding from a group of investors that included financial giant J. P. Morgan, in 1901 Tesla began work on the free energy project in earnest, designing and building a lab with a power plant and a massive transmission tower on a site on Long Island, New York, that became known as Wardenclyffe.

The Wardenclyffe staff was laid off in 1906, and by 1915 the site had fallen into foreclosure. Two years later Tesla declared bankruptcy and the tower was dismantled and sold for scrap to help pay the debts he had accrued.


After suffering a nervous breakdown following the closure of his free energy project, Tesla eventually returned to work, primarily as a consultant. 

But as time went on, his ideas became progressively more outlandish and impractical. He grew increasingly eccentric, devoting much of his time to the care of wild pigeons in the parks of New York City. 

Tesla even drew the attention of the FBI with his talk of building a powerful “death ray,” which had received some interest from the Soviet Union during World War II.

Movies on Tesla

Several movies have highlighted Tesla’s life and famous works, most notably:

  • The Secret of Nikola Tesla, a 1980 biographical film starring Orson Welles as J. P. Morgan.
  • Nikola Tesla, The Genius Who Lit the World, a 1994 documentary produced by the Tesla Memorial Society and the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade, Serbia.
  • The Prestige, a 2006 fictional film about two magicians directed by Christopher Nolan, with rock star David Bowie portraying Tesla.


In 2003, a group of engineers founded Tesla Motors, a car company named after Tesla dedicated to building the first fully electric-powered car. Entrepreneur and engineer Elon Musk contributed over $30 million to Tesla in 2004 and serves as the company’s co-founder CEO.

In 2008, Tesla unveiled its first electric car, the Roadster. A high-performance sports vehicle, the Roadster helped changed the perception of what electric cars could be. In 2014, Tesla launched the Model S, a lower-priced model that, in 2017, set the Motor Trend world record for 0 to 60 miles per hour acceleration at 2.28 seconds.

Tesla’s designs showed that an electric car could have the same performance as gasoline-powered sports car brands like Porsche and Lamborghini

The investors showed little interest in Tesla’s ideas for new types of alternating current motors and electrical transmission equipment. After the utility was up and running in 1886, they decided that the manufacturing side of the business was too competitive and opted to simply run an electric utility. . Tesla even lost control of the patents he had generated, since he had assigned them to the company in exchange for stock. He had to work at various electrical repair jobs and as a ditch digger for $2 per day. Later in life Tesla would recount that part of 1886 as a time of hardship, writing “My high education in various branches of science, mechanics and literature seemed to me like a mockery”.


“While the eccentric inventor pioneered advances in radio, television, motors, robotics and electricity—including the alternating-current technology that’s widely used today—he also proposed more outlandish ideas. The following futuristic visions of his have yet to come to fruition, either because of limitations of technology or market viability.

Earthquake Machine

In 1893, Tesla patented a steam-powered mechanical oscillator that would vibrate up and down at high speeds to generate electricity. Years after patenting his invention Tesla informed the reporters that one day while attempting to tune his mechanical oscillator to the vibration of the building housing his New York City laboratory, he caused the ground to shake. During the test, Tesla continuously turned up the power and heard cracking sounds. “Suddenly,” he recalled, “all the heavy machinery in the place was flying around. I grabbed a hammer and broke the machine. The building would have been down about our ears in another few minutes.” Police and ambulances arrived on the scene to attend to the commotion, but Tesla told his assistants to remain quiet and tell the police that it must have been an earthquake.


Tesla believed it could be possible to photograph thoughts. The inspiration came while he was doing experiments in 1893, Tesla told a newspaper reporter decades later: “I became convinced that a definite image formed in thought must, by reflex action, produce a corresponding image on the retina, which might possibly be read by suitable apparatus.” The inventor conceived of reflecting an image on an artificial retina, taking a photograph and projecting the image on a screen. “If this can be done successfully, then the objects imagined by a person would be clearly reflected on the screen as they are formed,” he said, “and in this way every thought of the individual could be read. Our minds would then, indeed, be like open books.”


A tower capable of transmitting messages, telephony and images to ships at sea and across the Atlantic Ocean by using the Earth to conduct signals. As work began on the structure, called Wardenclyffe Tower, Tesla wanted to adapt it to allow for wireless power delivery, believing from his experiments on radio and microwaves that he could light up New York City by transmitting millions of volts of electricity through the air. Morgan, however, refused to give Tesla any additional funding for his grandiose scheme. (Some speculate that Morgan cut off funds once he realized that Tesla’s plan would have crippled his other energy-sector holdings.) Tesla abandoned the project in 1906 before it could ever become operational, and Wardenclyffe Tower was dismantled in 1917.

The engineer and physicist believed the power of science could be harnessed to prevent war. In 1907 the New York World reported on another of Tesla’s military innovations in which wireless telegraphy would trigger the detonations of high explosives at sea to generate tidal waves so vast that they would capsize entire enemy fleets. The newspaper reported that the artificial tidal wave would “make navies as useless as the paper boats that babies float in bathtubs” and, foreshadowing later claims about the development of nuclear weapons, “by its horrors hasten the day of universal peace.”

Electric-Powered Supersonic Airship

From the time Tesla was a boy, he had been fascinated with the idea of flight. Combining his knowledge of electrical and mechanical engineering, he began to think more about aviation after the failure of Wardenclyffe. In an article in the July 1919 issue of Reconstruction magazine, Tesla discussed his work on developing a supersonic aircraft that would travel eight miles above the surface of the Earth and generate speeds allowing passengers to travel between New York City and London in three hours. Tesla’s concept called for the aircraft to be powered by electricity transmitted wirelessly from power plants on the ground, eliminating the need for aircrafts to carry fuel. “The power supply is virtually unlimited, as any number of power plants can be operated together, supplying energy to airships just as trains running on tracks are now supplied with electrical energy through rails or wires,” Tesla said in the article.

Nikola Tesla was a man with big ideas, if you couldn’t tell by the 300 patents to his name. Unfortunately, he was way ahead of his time and while a lot of his more elaborate ideas theoretically worked, they never really panned out. Still, while he never received the recognition of his chief rival Thomas Edison, the man was a brilliant inventor who gave the world some amazing and pioneering innovations. Here are some of the most incredible creations of Nikola Tesla.


Tesla is considered the first person in America to take an X-ray picture, having produced a shadowgraph of a foot with a shoe on it. He sent it with a letter to Röntgen, congratulating him on the discovery. Röntgen, in turn, wrote to Tesla commending him on taking a remarkably clear shadowgraph. Shadowgraphs played an important role in the development of X-ray machines, which were never able to produce an image as clear as Tesla’s.

Meanwhile in England, an Italian man named Guillermo Marconi was working on wireless telegraphy, and was granted a patent in 1896 for his device. His system was much different than the one Tesla built, using only two circuits but unable to transmit over long distances. Tesla’s invention would use multiple circuits, which would make it much stronger.

Tesla submitted his patent in 1897 in the United States, and it was granted in 1900. When Marconi submitted his radio patent in 1900 to the U.S. Patent Office, it was turned down because it was too similar to Tesla’s. Undeterred, Marconi opened his own company that had powerful backers, including Andrew Carnegie and Thomas Edison.

In 1901, while using  a number Tesla’s inventions , including a Tesla oscillator, Marconi was able to transmit a signal across the Atlantic. In 1904, without giving a clear reason, the patent office reversed their decision and said that Marconi’s patent was valid, making him the inventor of the radio. Marconi won the Nobel Prize in 1911 and in 1915, Tesla sued Marconi’s corporation. Unfortunately at that point in his life, Tesla was too poor to take on a major corporation. The case wasn’t settled when the Supreme Court upheld Tesla’s patent.

Neon Lamps

While fluorescent and neon lights weren’t discovered by Tesla, he did make many contributions to the advancement of both. What’s interesting is that no one working with cathode rays, which are the electrons observed in vacuum tubes like neon lights, really came up with a practical application for the technology.

The Niagara Falls Commission was looking for a company to build a hydroelectric plant that would harness the mighty power of the falls for years. At first, they considered Thomas Edison’s direct current plant, but after witnessing Tesla’s alternating current that was offered by Westinghouse Electric, Westinghouse was offered the contract in 1893. Westinghouse used designs from Tesla but a big hurdle remained on the front of getting and keeping funding for such an ambitious task that a lot of people doubted would work.


In 1898, at the Electrical Exhibition at Madison Square Garden, Tesla showed off an invention he called which was a boat controlled by radio waves. He didn’t even have a patent because the patent office didn’t want to issue one on something that they didn’t think was feasible ., but he proved them wrong at the exhibition. Tesla controlled the battery operated boat, operating the propeller and lights through the radio waves.

This invention was a big first in three different areas. The first was remote controls, influencing the development of objects like television remotes and garage door openers. Secondly, the boat was also one of the earliest robots, as it was a mechanical object that could be controlled without a human physically touching it. Finally, the combination of robotics and radio control technology makes Tesla’s boat the great grand fathers   of drones.

Alternating Current

Without question, the most important inventions from Nikola Tesla involve his contributions to alternating current (AC). It’s essential to note that he did not invent or even discover AC, but his inventions made AC applicable for widespread use, helping to electrify the world.

While Tesla was unemployed, he worked odd jobs until he was able to raise money for the Tesla Electric Company.