Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor and engineer. His work made strides in the production, transmission and application of electric power and contributed to modern technologies including cell phones. He designed the alternating-current (AC) electric system which then became the predominant system used throughout the world.
The American Dream
Tesla moved from Budapest to New York City in 1884. He came with just four cents in his pocket, a letter of recommendation from a former employer and many ideas. Tesla overcame a challenging and competitive business climate before achieving success by partnering with George Westinghouse and establishing his own laboratory.