Nikola Tesla: Everything You Didn't Know About The Famous Inventor

Nikola Tesla (1856–1943), Serbian-American physicist sitting in his Colorado Springs laboratory with his "magnifying transmitter," 1899 (multiple exposure). (Stefano Bianchetti/Corbis via Getty Images)

For decades, Nikola Tesla was overshadowed by his frenemy, Thomas Edison, but time has vindicated this eccentric inventor. An electrifying personality, Nikola Tesla was a genius who, some say, crossed the line into madness.