Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie Rank
Andrew Carnegie Rank
About Andrew Carnegie
Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist.
He was mainly responsible for the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. He built Pittsburgh's Carnegie Steel Company and the Carnegie Hall in New York City, while he created the U.S. Steel Corporation.
During the last decades of his life, he donated almost 90% of his fortune to charities.
His Personal Life
He was married to Louise Whitfield and they had a daughter, Margaret Carnegie Miller. He died of bronchial pneumonia at the age of 83. He had already given away more than 300,000,000 american dollars of his wealth to foundations and charities.
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Famous quotes by Andrew Carnegie
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
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.Andrew Carnegie
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.Andrew Carnegie
Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.Andrew Carnegie
Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.Andrew Carnegie
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.Andrew Carnegie
No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.Andrew Carnegie
Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.Andrew Carnegie
The 'morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.Andrew Carnegie
The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.Andrew Carnegie
The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.Andrew Carnegie
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.Andrew Carnegie
There is little success where there is little laughter.Andrew Carnegie
There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.Andrew Carnegie
Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!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
Andrew Carnegie's Popularity
Andrew Carnegie was a famous Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist, who was born on November 25, 1835. As a person born on this date, Andrew Carnegie is listed in our database as the 3rd most popular celebrity for the day (November 25) and the 2nd most popular for the year (1835).
People born on November 25 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Andrew Carnegie is the 95th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Andrew Carnegie's birthday, Andrew Carnegie is the 2nd most famous Scottish-American.
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