Andrew Carnegie

Events

Andrew Carnegie was Born

November 25, 1835 - August 11, 1919

He moved to the United States

Approx. 1848

He began working at the Textile Mill after moving to the United States

Moves up to a messenger

1849

He become affiliated with recipient whom he takes the mail to.

He takes a job at a railroad company

1853

Telegrapher/ Assistant

Invest in sleeping cars

1856

Moves up to superintendent

1859

Invests in Oil

1861

He invested 11,000 dollars and later received 17,900 the following year.

was making over 40,000 a year

1863

He's invested in several companies like; Piper and Schiller, Express Company, Transportation company, Oil , and sleeping carts

founds the Keystone Telegraph Company.

1867

opens his first steel plant

1875

Carnegie's first order is for 2000 steel rails for the Pennsylvania Railroad.

buys the Homestead Works, a rival mill.

1883

marries Louise Whitfield.

1887

sits on a whopping 25 million annually

1889

Homestead Strike

1892

has his first child

1897

organizes several of his steel companies into Carnegie Steel.

1899

Carnegie Steel's annual profit is $40 million.

1900

allows J.P. Morgan to buy him out for $480 million

1901

dies

1919