The true father of electricity and the man responsible for ushering in the twentieth century. Over 100 years ago he was going to provide free electricity to the whole planet as well as wireless communication when his funding was pulled by J.P. Morgan. After this he was never able to secure any funding for any of his projects for the last 30 years of his life. Free, clean energy has always been a threat to the the money men's pockets and control.
Below is a comic produced by The Oatmeal which tells exactly why Tesla was the greatest inventor that ever lived and why Thomas Edison was a lying hack.