How did the invention of the Ferris wheel change george ferris's life?

George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. wanted to amaze people as they prepared for the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, better known as the World's Fair of 1893; he hoped to invent something that would be superior to the Eiffel Tower, which had been created for the World's Fair of 1889 in Paris. His giant "pleasure wheel," later known as a Ferris Wheel, certainly succeeded: At the fair, about 38,000 passengers rode it daily, and when the fair closed, more than a million and a half people had taken the twenty-minute ride and marveled at the view. In fact, some newspapers said it was the most popular ride at the exposition.

Unfortunately, rather than basking in his fame, Ferris spent much of his next two years mired in lawsuits, accusing the fair's management of stealing most of the profits from his amazing ride. But while he did not live long enough to enjoy his success, his Ferris Wheel continues to delight and amaze more than 120 years after he invented it.