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Anthony Fadell

Anthony Fadell is a Lebanese American engineer, designer, entrepreneur, and active investor who is responsible for co-creating the iPod and iPhone. 

He was born on March 22, 1969, in Detroit, Michigan, and he is of Lebanese and Polish descent. Tony has been called the “father of the iPhone,” and co-founded Nest Labs. He has also authored more than 300 patents, written a book, and is the Principal at Future Shape. 

Before his rise to fame, Tony received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the University of Michigan. 

Throughout his career, Tony has received recognition from Business Insider as a “Top 75 Designers in Technology,” from Fortune as “The World’s Top 25 Eco-Innovators,” and from TIME as part of “100 Most Influential People in the World.” TIME has also named three of his creations, the Nest Learning Thermostat, the iPod, and iPhone as part of the “50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time.”


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