Profession: Industrialist and Philanthropist
Why Famous: Led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. Also a high profile philanthropist, he gave away almost 90 percent of his fortune to charities and foundations. His life has often been referred to as a true "rags to riches" story.
- 1887-04-22 Business magnate Andrew Carnegie (51) weds Louise Whitfield (30) in NYC, New York
- 1904-03-12 Andrew Carnegie establishes Carnegie Hero Fund
- 1904-05-11 Andrew Carnegie donates $1.5M to build a peace palace
- 1911-11-10 Andrew Carnegie forms Carnegie Corporation for scholarly and charitable works