Thomas Edison was nowhere near the level of inventor Nikola Tesla was, but Tesla was nowhere near the level of businessman Edison was.
Thomas Edison never graduated high school and was homeschooled by his mother. Nikola Tesla was homeschooled by his parents, attended the Gymnasium Karlovac in Croatia, the Polytechnic Institute in Graz, Austria; and the University of Prague excelling in linguistics, mathematics and sciences.
Thomas Edison stole inventions from others while Nikola Tesla created his own.
Thomas Edison is remembered now as one of history’s best inventors, but in the near future Nikola Tesla will be recognized as the greatest inventor of all time.