Andrew Carnegie A Captain of industry

Carnegie revolutionized the Steel Industry

The Carnegie Steel Company built plants around the country, using the available technology and newest methods that made manufacturing steel easier, faster and more productive.


Carnegie earned more than $200 million from selling his business to United States Steel Corporation. When he was 65, Carnegie decided to spend the rest of his years helping others. While he had begun his philanthropic work years earlier by building libraries and making donations, Carnegie expanded his efforts in the early 20th century. He donated approximately $5 million to the New York Public Library so that the library could open several branches in 1901.

Early Life

Carnegie made $1.20 a week at age 13. At the age of 14, he found a job as a telegraph messenger. He then moved up to a telegraph operator position in 1851. He then took a job at the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1853. Eventually, Carnegie was promoted to superintendent. He worked his way up from a poor family and made something of himself.

The Gilded Age Magnates

The magnates from the Gilded Age still affect us today. Vanderbilt has his own university. Steel is still used today to make buildings. Also, our cars run on oil.


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