Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American businessman
(November 25, 1835 August 11, 1919).
He was born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland and
in his childhood he was influenced by his grandfather
and uncle who educated him.
emigrated to America in 1848 where he found
a low-paid job. Soon after that Carnegie opened
personal library (of total 400 volumes) and
worked as a Telegraph Messenger boy. During
his life Carnegie had established over 1600
libraries in the United States.
the Civil War he succeeded in his business and
postwar years were more successful as Carnegie
got involved in bond selling, oil trading and
bridge building. In 1892 Carnegie had founded
Carnegie Steel Company (U.S. Steel) and within
a time had developed a great iron and steel
industry in Pennsylvania and had expanded his
business to the United Kingdom. Additional to
that Carnegie owned 18 English newspapers and
was known as the second wealthiest man in the
world, who followed John D. Rockefeller.
periodicals include Triumphant Democracy (1886),
Gospel of Wealth (1900), The Law of Success
(1928), An American Four-in-hand in Britain
(1883), Round the World (1884), The Empire of
Business (1902), a Life of James Watt (1905),
Problems of To-day (1908).
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