Carnegie, king of the libraries

Andrew Carnegie left Scotland as a poor weaver’ son and in America became one of the richest men who has ever lived (today his fortune would be worth $ 300 billion; Bill Gates’s stash is just $ 40 billion). He wanted to put self-improvement in the hands of everyone,  and 25 August in 1883 he opened a free public library in his hometown of Dunfermline. Carnegie went on to found, build and stock an incredible 2,500 public libraries in the UK and US.

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