Andrew Carnegie, the Scot who personified the American dream

How is it a lowly Scottish immigrant from Dunfermline arose from poverty to become one of the richest men to have ever lived?

Andrew Carnegie. Picture: submitted

Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American industrialist who led the American steel industry in the late 1800’s. At the height of his wealth, he was four times richer than Bill Gates is today after selling his steel empire to J.P. Morgan for $480million in 1901, worth. A renowned philanthropist, he spent the rest of his life reinvesting in society.

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Andrew Carnegie. Picture: submitted
Andrew Carnegie. Picture: submitted