Martin Cooper (inventor) Inventing handheld cellular mobile phone making world’s first handheld cellular mobile phone call. Martin Cooper is the person who invented the mobile.
American business executive, entrepreneur and inventor Marty Cooper has an estimated net worth of $600 million in 2012. Considered as one of the leading inventors in the present time, Cooper currently holds eleven patents to his name. In addition to being one of the founders, Marty Cooper currently serves as the Chairman of the California-based Dyna LLC.
- Source of Wealth: ArrayComm
- Age: 89
- Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Marital Status: Married (Arlene Harris)
- Full Name: Martin Cooper
- Nationality: United States
Who Invented the Mobile
Motorola was the first company to produce a handheld mobile phone. On April 3, 1973, Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first mobile telephone call from handheld subscriber equipment, placing a call to Dr. Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, his rival.
Martin Cooper was born on December 26, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. He is a graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology where he completed his bachelor and master’s degrees in electrical engineering.
Father of the Cell Phone
In the 1970’s, he worked for Motorola. From there, he conceived the idea of creating the first ever handheld phone. Today, he is referred to as the “father of the cell phone” and is considered as the first person to have ever executed a handheld cellular phone call in public. He is the co-founder of ArrayCom and GreatCall Inc. ArrayCom specializes in developing software for mobile antenna technologies that are used for long-range wireless internet and mobile telephones.
Currently, Marty Cooper is married to his wife who also happens to be his business partner, Arlene Harris. Together, the couple co-founded several successful communications companies. His wife is named as the “first lady of wireless.”