Andrew Carnegie

1835 - 1919

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Andrew Carnegie (English: kar-NEG-ee, Scots: [kɑrˈnɛːɡi]; November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American industrialist and 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, Great Britain, and the British Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrew Carnegie has received more than 10,805,125 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Andrew Carnegie is the 39th most popular businessperson (down from 31st in 2019), the 280th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 265th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Businessperson.

Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist. He built a fortune in the steel industry, and then used the profits to build Carnegie Hall and to endow the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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Among businesspeople, Andrew Carnegie ranks 39 out of 847Before him are Liliane Bettencourt, J. P. Morgan, Philip Kotler, João Havelange, Guccio Gucci, and Mohamed Al-Fayed. After him are Soichiro Honda, Joan Gamper, Hugh Hefner, Ettore Bugatti, J. Paul Getty, and Bernie Madoff.

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Among people born in 1835, Andrew Carnegie ranks 8Before him are Leopold II of Belgium, Empress Dowager Cixi, Pope Pius X, Camille Saint-Saëns, Cesare Lombroso, and Adolf von Baeyer. After him are César Cui, Samuel Butler, Giovanni Schiaparelli, Henryk Wieniawski, Giosuè Carducci, and William Stanley Jevons. Among people deceased in 1919, Andrew Carnegie ranks 13Before him are Emil Fischer, Karl Liebknecht, Emiliano Zapata, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Carl Larsson, and John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh. After him are Alfred Werner, Yakov Sverdlov, William Crookes, Princess Charlotte of Prussia, Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria, and Milan Rastislav Štefánik.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Andrew Carnegie ranks 280 out of 8,785Before him are John Deacon (1951), Bede (672), Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), Emmeline Pankhurst (1858), Tony Scott (1944), and Roger Penrose (1931). After him are Thomas Andrews (1873), Henrietta of England (1644), Timothy Dalton (1946), Kate Bush (1958), David Suchet (1946), and Richard Cromwell (1626).

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Among businesspeople born in United Kingdom, Andrew Carnegie ranks 2Before him are Cecil Rhodes (1853). After him are Thomas Cook (1808), Bernie Ecclestone (1930), J. Bruce Ismay (1862), Richard Branson (1950), Stanley Rous (1895), Brian Epstein (1934), John McAfee (1945), Thomas Lipton (1848), Ron Dennis (1947), and Frank Williams (1942).