How rich is Lonnie Johnson?
Lonnie Johnson Net Worth:
|Birth date:||October 6, 1949|
|Birth place:||Mobile, Alabama, United States|
|Education:||Williamson High School, Tuskegee University|
Lonnie Johnson net worth, wiki & biography:
Lonnie Johnson is an African-American inventor and engineer who has an estimated net worth of $360 million. He joined the U.S. Air Force and was assigned to the Strategic Air Command. He’s helped develop the stealth bomber program. He was likewise assigned as a systems engineer for the Galileo Mission to Jupiter as well as the Cassini Mission to Saturn.
Lonnie Johnson Net Worth $360 Million
Johnson is best known as the inventor of the Super Soaker water gun, among the most used playthings in the world that has generated over $2 million in retail sales. Through the years, it’s total to almost $1 billion in sales. He also owns two companies that develop energy technology; Exellatron Solid State and Johnson Electro-Mechanical Converter System (JEMS). Excellatron developed thin film batteries while JEMS developed the Johnson Thermo-Electrochemical Converter System (JTEC) which was listed among the best inventions of 2009 by Popular Mechanics. It also has the possibility to create solar power competitive with coal for an efficient and sustainable solar energy.
In 2008, Lonnie Johnson received the Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics for his work on JTEC. Lonnie is also working together with the Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated in California to further fund and develop JTEC. He was inducted into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame in 2011.