Captain of Industry
- worked in a factory as a teen helping provide for the family
- helped the family right after moving to US by working as a bobbin boy for two years
- upgraded to a job at a telegraph office as a messenger
- then he was hired at Pennsylvania Railroad Company as private secretary.
- Promoted to official secretary at PRC and
- Invested in Keystone Bridge Company
- Managed KBC during the Civil War
- Then ran all operations and owned KBC and made money
- Created and operated the Carnegie Steel Company
- After running CSC for several years he sold it to JP Morgan
- Became the richest man in the world from doing this
- He was born in Dunfermline, Scotland on November 25, 1835.
- He lived in worked in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- He grew up in a very poor family and had to work to help the family.
- When he became successful he gave lots of money back to the people.
- He was named after his grandfather
- Borrowed Money to get into the United States
Awards and Achievements
- Classic Rags to Riches
- He created the Carnegie Music Hall
- Created Carnegie Institute of Technology AKA Carnegie Mello University
- Set an endowment to promote international peace
- He tried very hard to keep and create world peace
JP Morgan was the man that Mr. Carnegie sold the Carnegie Steel Co. to in 1901. They had a partnership together to be able to finish the deal. Another man that Carnegie worked with was Thomas Scott. He worked with Mr. Scott at the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. He helped Andrew with his career and helped him when he ran the Keystone Bridge Company. When Thomas Scott was drafted into the Union Army he left control of the company to Andrew and when Carnegie was drafted he paid off someone else to take his spot on the battle field so he could continue to run the Keystone Bridge Company.