- Name: Andrew Carnegie
- Born: 11/25/1835
- Died: 08/11/1919 (83 years old)
- Occupation: Industrialist, Philanthropist
- Known for: Founding and leading the Carnegie Steel Company Paragraph break Founding the Carnegie Library, Carnegie Institution for Science, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, and the Carnegie Hero Fund
Andrew Carnegie // kar-NAY-gee (November 25, 1835? August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American industrialist, and philanthropist. Carnegie led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century and became one of the richest Americans in history. He became a leading philanthropist in the United States and in the British Empire. During the last 18 years of his life, he gave away $350 million (conservatively $65 billion in 2019 dollars, based on percentage of GDP) to charities, foundations, and universities – almost 90 percent of his fortune. His 1889 article proclaiming “The Gospel of Wealth” called on the rich to use their wealth to improve society, and stimulated a wave of philanthropy.
Birth Place: Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Death Place: Lenox, Massachusetts, U.S.
Andrew Carnegie quotes :
And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.Andrew Carnegie
You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man before his brain can do its best.Andrew Carnegie
No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.Andrew Carnegie