Andrew Carnegie A Captain of Industry Then and Now

Andrew Carnegie was a highly influential Captain of Industry. His skillful tactics shaped business and improved lives.

Carnegie lowered the price of steel from about $65 in 1875 to about $32 dollars in 1883-1888, helping to advance the speed at which cities grew exponentially.
Carnegie steeply dropped the cost of steel manufacturing through vertical integration, and fittingly dropped the selling price, allowing for easier growth in infrastructure.
Andrew Carnegie also donated 90% of his money to various charities, supporting education and aiding humanity.

Andrew Carnegie's thoughtful acts of philanthropy and advancements are still felt today, nearly a hundred years after his death.

Carnegie Mellon, a university founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1900, is a prestigious school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The school makes many advances in science and technology.
His advancement of steel work made skyscrapers and cities possible.
Pieces of architecture built by Carnegie such as Eads Bridge and Carnegie Hall still exist and are in use today.

Though Carnegie's time period past many years ago, his positive impact on the world remains clear through his contributions to infrastructure, education, and poverty.

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