This paper shall present a brief exploratory discussion on Andrew Carnegie and shall attempt to highlight how Andrew Carnegie was one of the most influential tycoons of the industrial revolution.
The man who was to become the most influential Scottish American Industrialist in American history was born in Dunfermline, Scotland in 1835. It was in 1848 that his family moved to Pennsylvania, United States. As a young boy Carnegie held a great degree of interest in arts and literature. He would frequent the libraries and theaters to which he could acquire access and would commit himself to self-development (Nasaw). Andrew Carnegie, along with his parents, immigrated to the US where his position in a delivery boy led him to move up the hierarchy through his talents and hard work. As he progressed, he moved from being a small shift delivery boy in a telegraph company to one of the most influential men in American history.