Heselden is not the actual inventor but rather bought the company in early 2010. He is a former miner who became fantastically wealthy as chairman of Hesco Bastion Ltd, a defense manufacturer and the world’s leading manufacturer of protective barriers. He was also known as incredibly generous in giving large sums of money to charity. He tended to downplay his generosity but his gifts helped many thousands of veterans and other citizens.
Notably, in England, you are not allowed to use a Segway on the roads or sidewalks — only on your private property.
Source: Daily Mail