If you think there were a couple of individuals that were equally influential, list the most influential PEOPLE of the 20th century.
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I think that's an interesting way of looking at things. I wonder if there could have been amazing discoveries, theories, or inventions simply lost because nobody found out about it and the idea died.
There are many patents registered for products that are amazing.... but nothing done with them due to no-one knowing how to bring them to market.
I agree Einstein's equation is still on of the most influential equations from the 20th century. His theories of relativity to a point still stand even though we keep trying to knock them down.
Bill Gates did become successful on his own work then he used that money and success to build a corporation that includes thousands of intelligent people contributing to technology. But he started as an individual.
Actually Bill Gates purchased DOS for $50,000 and licensed it to IBM. So yes he did build a company but he didn't but he didn't build the product.
Tesla had his inventions stolen by other notable figures who later took credit and even Nobel prize. Einstein was a great mind, but Tesla was a mind who was a doer and not just a thinker.
Didn't know that, but what about Bill Gates and Steve Jobs
DS Duby - Gates bought another persons DOS system and closed a deal with IBM..... actually screwing a good friend Gary Kildal..... check out the real story.... Gates was and is a marketing guru and business manager.... Kildor had a better DOS
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