The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie Print
And His Essay The Gospel of Wealth. By Andrew Carnegie. Signet Classics, 2006

Read how an impoverished Andrew Carnegie left his native Scotland aged thirteen, emigrated to America in 1848 with his parents, and rose to amass a fortune the net worth of which in 2007 Dollars is estimated by Forbes as being $298.3 billion.

With the fortune that he made he built Carnegie Hall, and later he turned to philanthropy and interests in education, founding the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Carnegie Mellon University and the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

Carnegie donated most of his fortune to establish many libraries, schools, and universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and other countries, as well as a pension fund for former employees. He is regarded by many as being the richest man in history, although some believe he comes second after John D. Rockefeller. This book also contains many nuggets of wisdom that today’s businessperson will find useful.