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The billionaire who cleaned up by reinventing the vacuum cleaner

Lovemoney Logo By Anna Tobin of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 29: He may have given his name to one of the most iconic designs of the 20th century, the Dyson bagless vacuum, but the road to success has not always been smooth for Sir James Dyson. The British inventor is now worth billions but to amass his fortune he’s faced pitfalls, rejection and personal tragedy. We take a look at his fascinating story and reveal what's next for the 70-year-old entrepreneur.

How James Dyson made a fortune out of dust

He may have given his name to one of the most iconic designs of the 20th century, the Dyson bagless vacuum, but the road to success has not always been smooth for James Dyson. The British inventor is now worth billions but to amass his fortune he's faced pitfalls, rejection and personal tragedy.

Click ahead for a look at his fascinating story and reveal what's next for the 70-year-old entrepreneur.

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