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Nikola Tesla People

Relatives, friends and associates of Nikola Tesla

John Pierpont (J.P.) Morgan

John Pierpont Morgan, Tesla's financier for Wardenclyffe


Tesla's primary financier in the Wardenclyffe Tower and Laboratory. Mr. Morgan pulled the plug on Tesla after Marconi's success and of learning that Tesla was more focused on power transmission versus radio, as he had understood and agreed.

Morgan further hurt Tesla's plan by holding him to the contract they'd made, preventing any possible outside investment.