Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1835, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.
Andrew Carnegie's father worked as a jobbing hand loom weaver.
During the pre-war period, Andrew Carnegie had formed a partnership with a Mr. Woodruff, inventor of the sleeping car.
Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-born American businessman, a major philanthropist, and the founder of the Carnegie Steel Company which later became U.S. Steel.
The 12-year-old Andrew Carnegie found work in the same building as a "bobbin boy" for the sum of $1.20 a week.
William Thomson CBE, the great grandson of Andrew, is Chairman of the Carnegie Trust Dunfermline, a trust that maintains Andrew Carnegie's legacy.
Andrew Carnegie's direct descendants still live in Scotland today.
By 1889, the U.S. output of steel exceeded that of the UK, and Andrew Carnegie owned a large part of it.
Andrew Carnegie's share of this amounted to a massive $225,639,000, which was paid to Carnegie in the form of fine percent, 50-year gold bonds.
In 1960 Hill published an abridged version of the book containing the Andrew Carnegie formula for wealth creation, which for years was the only version generally available.
The internal organization of his businesses was not the only reason for Andrew Carnegie's rise to pre-eminence.
Andrew Carnegie spent his last years as a philanthropist.
Andrew Carnegie's education and passion for reading was given a great boost by Colonel James Anderson, who opened his personal library of four hundred volumes to working boys each Saturday night.
In 1881 Andrew Carnegie took his family, which included his mother, then aged 70, on a trip to Great Britain.
Another great influence on the young Andrew Carnegie was his uncle, George Lauder, a proprietor of a small grocer's shop in Dunfermline High Street.
Andrew Carnegie’s legacy lives on in the hundreds of libraries, institutions, and philanthropic efforts that his wealth made possible.