Tuesday January 11th 2011

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Thought for the Day

“As I grow older,
I pay less attention to what men say.
I just watch what they do.”

~ Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie*Andrew Carnegie

Born: November 25, 1835 Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
Died: August 11, 1919 (aged 83) Shadow Brook
Lenox, Massachusetts, United States

A Scottish-American industrialist, businessman, entrepreneur and a major philanthropist. Carnegie donated most of his money to establish many libraries, schools, and universities in America, the United Kingdom and other countries, as well as a pension fund for former employees. He is often regarded as the second-richest man in history after John D. Rockefeller. Carnegie started as a telegrapher and by the 1860s had investments in railroads, railroad sleeping cars, bridges and oil derricks. He built further wealth as a bond salesman raising money for American enterprise in Europe.

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