Most Famous Successful Engineers

Most Famous Successful Engineers

Most Famous Successful Engineers

From the era of cavemen to the era of smart phones, mankind sure saw incredible journey towards development. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that we owe most of it to some to the remarkable engineers of the world. If it weren’t for the toil and brains of all the successful engineers of both past and the present, we wouldn’t have been able to get this far as a group of developed nations.

There have been many engineers who have turned the world around with their inventions and achievements, centuries long.

Here is a cursory look at some of the top engineers who made a significant contribution in shaping the world as it stands today!

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong, the man who first walked on the moon, needs no introduction. He happens to be an aerospace engineer and a man who built the very foundation for all the space expeditions that were later enhanced by the oncoming generations.

Philip Condit


He was responsible for making the first of Boeings, which fly high even today. Philip Condit takes most credit for all the air travel that takes place in the world today. A graduate from MIT and Tokyo University, Philip ranks among the engineers who have changed the world.

Karl Benz


A century and a half ago, there were no automobiles that enabled people to commute from one place to another, except for carriages. This was until Karl Benz, the German Engineer made the first ever modern car. He is responsible for the invention of internal combustion engine which was used in his car.

Larry Page


What would we do without Google? Larry Page, a computer engineer, internet scientist and founder of Google takes a lot of credit for laying the foundation for the changed world of today. The 17th richest man in the world, he was responsible for making the first ever search engine.

Ray Dolby


Dolby sound systems, although rarely used today, are one of the inventions that really influenced the future inventions into sound. Ray Dolby, an American Engineer invented the Dolby sound system, a breakthrough phenomenon that refines sound and reduces noise.

Gustave Eiffel


Civil engineers had a profound impact on the world. And the greatest among the civil engineers of the past is Late Gustave Eiffel, the man who built the famous Eiffel tower. Along with the Eiffel tower, he also had his hand in building innumerable bridges, chateaus, railway stations and churches.

Steve Wozniak


Co-founder of Apple Inc. Steve Wozniak might not have become as popular as Jobs but he is one of the masterminds behind Apple. This electrical engineer was the man who designed Apple I and Apple II computers all by himself in the early days of the company.

George Stephenson


‘Father of the railways’ George Stephenson was the man who built the first ever inter-city railway. He was a civil and a mechanical engineer who was responsible for the revolution of locomotives that began shortly after his invention. The rail gauge that he invented is named after him and is called the ‘Stephenson Gauge’ to this day.

The world continues to see the rise of more and more life changing inventors and innovators. The best is yet to come!