Asked by Mark Werner 6 Votes Who do you think was the most important inventor with the most far-reaching ideas? 33% Thomas Edison Thomas Edison 1 67% Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla 3 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Copy Link 33% Thomas Edison Add Comment Comment Share with friends 1 Comment 0 Mordecai Brown I think he had more impact by the sheer number of inventions Reply Reply 67% Nikola Tesla Add Comment Comment Share with friends 3 Comments 0 Rachel Clara Smith Edison was kind of a douche from what I understand. Tesla was a real sweetheart though, even if he was a little wacky. Reply Reply 0 Brian Klein Legendary genius. Reply Reply Mark Werner Agree. Just one man working by himself, so fewer overall patents but overall more biggies, and lots of stuff that wasn’t proved feasible until later.