James Dyson
James Dyson
Celebrated Name: James Dyson
Real Name/Full Name: James Dyson
Gender: Male
Age: 77 years old
Birth Date: 2 May 1947
Birth Place: Cromer, Norfolk,
Nationality: British
Height: 1.86 m
Weight: 89 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Deirdre Hindmarsh
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Jake, Sam, and Emily Dyson)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is James Dyson Gay?: No
Profession: British industrial designer, inventor, and entrepreneur
Salary:  Under review
Net Worth in 2024: $7 billion
Last Updated: July 2024

Sir James Dyson is a British industrial designer, inventor, and entrepreneur who founded Dyson Ltd. he is best known as the inventor of the Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner. Dyson served as the provost of the Royal College of Art from August 2011 to July 2017, after which he opened a new University on Dyson’s Wiltshire Campus in September 2017.

Maybe you know about James Dyson very well, but do you know how old and tall is he, and what is his net worth in 21st July 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of James Dyson’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

James Dyson, born on 2 May 1947 in Cromer, Norfolk, is one of three children. He schooled at Gresham’s School, an independent boarding school, from 1956 to 1965. Unfortunately, his father died of cancer.

Dyson mentions that he excelled at long-distance running not because he was physically okay, but because he had more determination. From 1965 to 1966, he schooled at the Byam Shaw School of Art and then proceeded to study furniture and interior design at the Royal College of Art from 1966 to 1970 before moving into engineering.

Personal Life

In 1968, Dyson got married to Deirdre Hindmarsh and had three children. In 2003, Dyson bought Dodington Park, for £15 million, a 300-acre Georgian estate in South Gloucestershire close to Chipping Sodbury.

Together with his wife, they own Domaine des Rabelles, and a house in Chelsea, London. Also, he has a vessel, Nahlin, which is the largest British-flagged and owned superyacht with an LOA of 91 meters. It was also ranked 36th in a 2013 survey of the world’s 100 biggest ships.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 2 May 1947, James Dyson is 77 years old as of today’s date 21st July 2024. His height is 1.86m tall, and his weight is 86 kg.


After his graduation in 1970, he took a job at Rotork Controls Ltd., Bath, Somerset. His boss, Jeremy Fry, encouraged young talents and motivated them to be innovative. Consequently, Jeremy put him in charge of designing a high-speed landing craft despite Dyson having no prior experience in developing a product.

In 1974, he came up with his first original invention, the Ballbarrow, which was a variation of the wheelbarrow design, a molded plastic hopper on a steel frame, and a spherical plastic wheel. The wheel was to allow for increased maneuverability as compared to a conventional design.

In the late 1970s, he began designing a bagless vacuum cleaner after he faced a problem with his new vacuum cleaner, which was hindering the efficient performance of the appliance.

Dyson developed the idea of using cyclonic separation to create a vacuum cleaner that would not lose suction as it picked up dirt. Furthermore, he tirelessly worked on various designs over the next five years, and finally launched the “G-Force” cleaner in 1983.

In 1993, in Britain, he launched the Dyson DC01 vacuum cleaner, which became the best-selling vacuum cleaner in the country within a couple of years. Subsequently, he started several other improved versions in the following years.

In 2000, his company launched a washing machine, the ContraRotator, which, however, was not a commercial success and was withdrawn.

Dyson launched the Dyson Airblade In 2006, a fast hand dryer that utilized a thin sheet of moving air as a squeegee to remove water instead of heat.

Awards & Achievements

In 1997, Dyson received the Prince Philip Designers Prize award and was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1998 New Year Honours.

Dyson received the Lord Lloyd of Kilgerran Award and an honorary doctorate from the University of Bath In 2000.

In the 2016 New Year Honours, Dyson received an appointment to the Order of Merit (OM) for “contributions and achievements in industrial design.”

In March 2017, Dyson was nominated as the most trustworthy company in the UK, followed by Aston Martin.

In February 2019, Dyson was elected a foreign member of the United States National Academy of Engineering.

Net worth & Salary of James Dyson in 2024

James Dyson Net Worth
James Dyson Net Worth

As of July 2024, James Dyson has a huge net worth of $7 billion. He is the chairman of Dyson, whose more than sixty consumer merchandises generated $5.8 billion in sales in 2018.

Dyson purposed to invent an improved version in 1978 using a cyclone to lift dirt due to the frustration from his family’s vacuum.

All around the world, Dyson employs more than 5,800 engineers and claims that it contributes about $10 million a week in product development.

James Dyson had a massive net worth, seems to have reached the peak of career considering his age. He has made most of this wealth from his investments and inventions. Dyson has been so focused and disciplined to pursue his dreams and goals, which has played an essential role in becoming who he is today.


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