What did Andrew Carnegie do that changed the world?

Answer Born in 1835 in Dunfermline, Scotland, Andrew Carnegie was considered one of the "captains" of the Industrial Revolution who gave away the majority of his fortune to educational, scientific and cu... Read More »

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When was Andrew Carnegie the richest man in the world?

Andrew Carnegie was originally from Scotland and ended up settling in Pittsburgh. He became the richest man in the world in 1901. The famous entrepreneur, who owned Carnegie Steel, and benefactor d... Read More »

What is Andrew Carnegie famous for?

Andrew Carnegie was famous for his wealth and philanthropy. Investments in steel and railroads made him the richest man in the world in 1901. In his old age he gave away 90 percent of his fortune, ... Read More »

How much was Andrew Carnegie worth?

Andrew Carnegie was worth an estimated $400 million when he sold his business and retired. A philanthropist, Carnegie gave away more than 90 percent of his wealth before he died. When he died in 19... Read More »

Where was Andrew Carnegie educated?

Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, in 1835. He had little formal education--four years of schooling in the town's one-room school. However, Carnegie was self-educated and an avid re... Read More »