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Andrew Carnegie
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Andrew Carnegie

American Industrialist and Philanthropist
Founder of the United States Steel Corporation
Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie

Age

83

Born

Wednesday 25 Nov 1835

Died

11 Aug 1919

Andrew Carnegie
Bio Details

Full name

Andrew Carnegie

Gender

Male

Age

83

Date of birth

Wednesday 25 Nov 1835

Birth place

Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland

Date of death:

11 Aug 1919

Place of death

Lenox, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA

Occupations

Industrialist

Philanthropist

Tycoon

Factory Worker

Telegraph Clerk

The Gospel Of Wealth

Having famously said 'the man who dies rich, dies disgraced', Carnegie gave away the bulk of his fortune during his lifetime - an estimated $340m (about $4.6bn in today's money).  He penned 'The Gospel of Wealth' which set out how he would donate his money, and on his death only a few personal assets, properties and a small trust was left to his wife and daughter.  In fact, the Carnegies signed one of America’s first prenuptial agreements, which detailed the terms of the inheritance.

The gift that keeps on giving

Due to his philosophy of philanthropy, Carnegie funded 2,509 libraries worldwide, as well as founding the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University).  Through the Carnegie Corporation, a philanthropic foundation, Carnegie's foresight has helped to fund myriad projects ranging from the discovery of insulin and the dismantling of nuclear weapons, to the creation of Pell Grants and Sesame Street.

The wealthiest man in the world

After selling his business interests for $480m in 1901, Carnegie set about distributing his fortune.  Some of the trusts or institutions bearing his name include: Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, Carnegie Institution for Science, Carnegie Foundation (supporting the Peace Palace), Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the Carnegie UK Trust.

A history of change

Both Carnegie's father and father-in-law were reformers, joining the chartist movement who felt that conditions for workers would improve if the masses were to take over the government from the landed gentry.  When this movement failed, the Carnegies emigrated to America.

Andrew Carnegie Siblings

Thomas Carnegie

Brother

Partners of 
Andrew Carnegie

Louise Carnegie

Married

1 child together

1887

Andrew Carnegie Children

Margaret Miller

born 1897, died 1990, age 93
with Louise Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie Partner(s) Other Children

Trivia

Andrew Carnegie Family

Andrew Carnegie's parents:

Andrew Carnegie's father was William Carnegie Andrew Carnegie's mother was Margaret Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie's children:

Andrew Carnegie's daughter was Margaret Miller


Andrew Carnegie's current partners:

Andrew Carnegie's wife was Louise Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie's siblings:

Andrew Carnegie's brother was Thomas Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie's nieces and nephews:

Andrew Carnegie's nephew was George Carnegie Andrew Carnegie's niece was Nancy Johnston Andrew Carnegie's nephew was Frank Morrison Carnegie Andrew Carnegie's nephew was William Coleman Carnegie Andrew Carnegie's nephew was Andrew Carnegie II Andrew Carnegie's niece was Margaret Coleman Ricketson Andrew Carnegie's nephew was Morris Carnegie Andrew Carnegie's niece was Floss Perkins Andrew Carnegie's nephew was Coleman Carnegie


Andrew Carnegie's grand nieces and grand nephews:

Andrew Carnegie's great nephew is Marius E. Johnston Jr. Andrew Carnegie's great niece is Margaret Wright Andrew Carnegie's great nephew is Coleman C. Johnston Andrew Carnegie's great niece is Lucy Graves Andrew Carnegie's great nephew is Thomas Johnston Andrew Carnegie's great niece is Lucy Sprague Rice Andrew Carnegie's great niece was Nancy Rockefeller Andrew Carnegie's great niece is Lucy Ferguson Andrew Carnegie's great nephew was Oliver Garrison Ricketson II Andrew Carnegie's great niece is Peggy Laughlin Andrew Carnegie's great nephew is Coleman C. Perkins Andrew Carnegie's great nephew was Frederick Curtis Perkins Jr.


Andrew Carnegie's grandparents:

Andrew Carnegie's grandfather was Thomas Morrison Andrew Carnegie's grandmother was Anne Morrison


Andrew Carnegie's grandchildren:

Andrew Carnegie's granddaughter was Louise Thompson Andrew Carnegie's grandson is Roswell Miller III Andrew Carnegie's granddaughter was Barbara Lawson Andrew Carnegie's granddaughter is Margaret Miller


Andrew Carnegie's great grandchildren:

Andrew Carnegie's great grandson is William Thompson Andrew Carnegie's great grandson is Roswell Miller Andrew Carnegie's great grandson is Kenneth Miller Andrew Carnegie's great granddaughter is Linda Hills Andrew Carnegie's great granddaughter is Sandra Hersman Andrew Carnegie's great grandson is Lennart Thorell


Andrew Carnegie's uncles and aunts:

Andrew Carnegie's uncle was Bailie Morrison Andrew Carnegie's aunt was Anne Morrison Andrew Carnegie's aunt was Seaton Morrison Andrew Carnegie's uncle-by-marriage was George Lauder


Andrew Carnegie's cousins:

Andrew Carnegie's cousin is George Lauder Jr.


Andrew Carnegie's in laws:

Andrew Carnegie's father in law was John William Whitfield Andrew Carnegie's mother in law was Fannie Miner Whitfield Andrew Carnegie's sister in law was Stella Whitfield Andrew Carnegie's sister in law was Mary Elizabeth Whitfield Andrew Carnegie's son in law was Roswell Miller Jr.