An industrialist, philanthropist and liberal and revolutionary thinker, Andrew Carnegie played a major role in the enormous expansion of the steel industry in America. Andrew Carnegie was also an avid reader who strongly believed that in order for a person to be a great leader he should not attempt to do it all himself and take all the credit for the work done. Andrew’s adages pushed his followers to display their talents abilities to the maximum.
"No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it."
Andrew’s quotes motivated people to be a master of their own minds and not succumb to their minds and be slaves. Carnegie came to America as a poor youth and it was courtesy his hard work and wise investments that he grew to become one of the wealthiest men in the country. Carnegie donated almost 90% of his fortune to charities, universities and foundations before he died. Andrew’s net worth when he was alive was estimated at US$ 480 million after the sale of his Carnegie Steel Company to the prestigious JP Morgan. If that deal were to go through today Carnegie’s estimated net worth would be US$ 310 billion. The autobiography and several biographies of Carnegie are available in most bookstores and are extremely influential books.