Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie


Born
in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
November 25, 1835

Died
August 11, 1919

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Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. He built a leadership role as a philanthropist for America and the British Empire. During the last 18 years of his life, he gave away to charities, foundations, and universities about $350 million (in 2011, $225 billion) – 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 it stimulated a wave of philanthropy.

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“A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.”
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