Andrew Carnegie

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Andrew Carnegie was an Entrepreneur and a Philanthropist. He was born in Dunfermline, Scotland in the United Kingdom. He was born on November 25, 1835. He passed away on August 11, 1919 at the age of 84 in Lenox, Massachusetts. Andrew had little or no formal education, but he grew up in a family that had beliefs in knowing the importance of books and learning. His father was handloom weaver by trade. Andrew Carnegie was best known for being a self-made steel tycoon and he was one of the wealthiest 19th century Unites States businessmen. He donated a great deal of his money to help the expansion of the New York Public Library.
Andrew moved to the United States at the age of 13 with his family. They set down their roots in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. At this time he went to work in a factory only making $1.20 a week. Hoping to advance his career the next year he started working as a telegraph operator in 1851. Then in 1853 Andrew started working at many of the railroad companies doing various types of jobs. One of his jobs during this part of his career was assistant and tele...

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