Andrew Carnegie vs Bill Gates

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Industrialist, Businessman, Entrepreneur and a major Philanthropist.
Cofounder, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$309 Billion
Net worth 2018
$91.22 Billion
Steel
Industry
Technology
Dunfermline
Residence
Seattle
American, Scottish
Country
United States
25/11/1835
BirthDay
28/10/1955
August 11, 1919
Died On
Height
1.77 m
Children
3
Education
Drop Out, Harvard University
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
1901

It finally resulted in ‘the United States Steel Corporation’, which was incorporated on March 2, 1901

1892

In1892 he founded the Carnegie Steel Company by utilizing the various assets that he had accumulated over the years

1889

He wrote an article, “Wealth” in 1889 through which he emphasized upon the social responsibility of the wealthy class towards the less fortunate in the society

1888

His decision to take over the rival company, Homestead Steel Works in 1888 brought strategic advantages to his business

1886

His well-known piece of writing, “Triumphant Democracy” was published in 1886 and well accepted in the U

1873

He had the vision to foresee that iron would be replaced by steel hence he ended up setting a steel rail company in 1873 after which the steel furnace at Braddock started with steel rails in 1874

1870

Till 1870, Carnegie speculated in small iron factories through investments

1855

Carnegie made his very first investment of $500 in Adams Express in 1855 with Scott’s support; following which he learnt to invest and disinvest resulting in a huge start-up capital for his business ventures

1853

Scott (superintendent of Pennsylvania Railroad) in 1853

1850

Starting in 1850 as a messenger boy for a telegraph office in Pittsburg, he moved on to become secretary to Thomas A

1848

His father was a weaver and moved the entire family to Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, in 1848 after industrialization phase that rendered him jobless and in relentless poverty

1835

Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1835 to William Carnegie and Margaret Morrison Carnegie in Dunfermline, Scotland

2017

In 2017, President François Hollande awarded Bill and Melinda with the France's highest national award – Legion of Honour in Paris for their charity efforts

2016

Gates was the guest on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs on January 31, 2016, in which he talks about his relationships with his father and StEve Jobs, meeting his then future wife Melinda Ann French, the start of Microsoft and some of his habits (for example reading The Economist "from cover to cover every week")

2015

In 2015, Gates, along with his wife Melinda, received the Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award for their social work in the country

2014

In 2014, Bill Gates sparked a protest in Vancouver when he decided to donate $50 million to UNAIDS through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the purpose of mass circumcision in Zambia and Swaziland

2013

To date, Bill Gates has written two books:In 2013, Gates became a LinkedIn Influencer

2012

According to Forbes, Gates was ranked as the fourth most powerful person in the world in 2012, up from fifth in 2011

2010

Also in 2010, he was honored with the Silver Buffalo Award by the Boy Scouts of America, its highest award for adults, for his service to youth

2009

In 2009, Gates and Warren Buffett founded The Giving Pledge, whereby they and other billionaires pledge to give at least half of their wealth to philanthropy

2008

In 2008, Gates appeared in a series of ads to promote Microsoft

2007

He was also made an honorary trustee of Peking University in 2007

2005

Gates was made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in 2005

2004

Time magazine named Gates one of the 100 people who most influenced the 20th century, as well as one of the 100 most influential people of 2004, 2005, and 2006

2002

In 2002, Bill and Melinda Gates received the Jefferson Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged

2000

Gates has received honorary doctorates from Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Breukelen, The Netherlands, in 2000; the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in 2002; Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, in 2005; Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in April 2007; Harvard University in June 2007; the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, in 2007, and Cambridge University in June 2009

1999

In 1999, Gates received New York Institute of Technology's President's Medal

1997

Entomologists named Bill Gates's flower fly, Eristalis gatesi, in his honor in 1997

1996

Gates also donated $6 million to the construction of the Gates Computer Science Building, completed in January 1996, on the campus of Stanford University

1995

From 1995 to 2017, he held the Forbes title of the richest person in the world all but four of those years, and held it consistently from March 2014–July 2017, with an estimated net worth of US$89

1994

In 1994, he was honored as the twentieth Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society

1993

Gates was number one on Forbes' 400 Richest Americans list from 1993 through to 2007, 2009, and 2014 through 2017

1989

In 1989, he founded Corbis, a digital imaging company

1987

Since 1987, Gates has been included in the Forbes The World's Billionaires list and was the wealthiest from 1995 to 1996, 1998 to 2007, 2009, and has been since 2014

1985

He remained interested in technical details; in 1985, Jerry Pournelle wrote that when he watched Gates announce Microsoft Excel, "Something else impressed me

1981

He gained a reputation for being distant from others; as early as 1981 an industry executive complained in public that "Gates is notorious for not being reachable by phone and for not returning phone calls

1980

IBM approached Microsoft in July 1980 in reference to an operating system for its upcoming personal computer, the IBM PC

1979

The company moved from Albuquerque to its new home in Bellevue, Washington, on January 1, 1979

1977

Ballmer, both of whom were students (Ballmer was a member of the School's graduating class of 1977, while Gates left his studies for Microsoft), and donated funds for the laboratory's construction

1976

Microsoft became independent of MITS in late 1976, and it continued to develop programming language software for various systems

1975

From Microsoft's founding in 1975 until 2006, Gates had primary responsibility for the company's product strategy

1974

Gates remained in contact with Paul Allen, and he joined him at Honeywell during the summer of 1974

1973

Gates was a National Merit Scholar when he graduated from Lakeside School in 1973

1970

The arrangement with CCC continued until 1970, when the company went out of business

1955

Gates was born in Seattle, Washington on October 28, 1955

1590

He scored 1590 out of 1600 on the Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT) and enrolled at Harvard College in the autumn of 1973