andrew Carnegie

1836 – 1919

Industrialist, Philanthropist

Carnegie led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century and became one of the richest Americans in history. He became a leading philanthropist in the United States and in the British Empire. During the last 18 years of his life, he gave away ~$350 million (roughly $5.2 billion in 2021) to many charities, foundations and universities – almost 90 percent of his fortune.