He is both depending how you look at it. He is a robber baron in the sense that he made a lot of money, created a monopoly, bought all the steel companies, and bought all the iron companies and paid his workers very little. But on the other hand he is a captain of the industry because he thought of something so revolutionary and something that changed the world and how things work forever and was a great innovator. He also gave back a lot by making Carnegie Hall in NYC and making many colleges, one being in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. That is ironic since it's the steel city.
He was a captain of industry
robber barron. he stole money from people's houses and out of there pockets
Previous Answer: yes he is a captain of industry but he is also a robber barron My Answer: He was one of the 1st "captains of industry". He was the leader of American steel industry from 1873 to 1901.
Andrew Carnegie was the millionaire tycoon who made his riches in the steel industry.
Being known to some as a 'robber baron' and to others as a 'captain of industry', Carnegie founded the Carnegie Steel Company in the Progressive Era. He also donated some 200 million dollars to charity.
One of the things that set Andrew Carnegie apart from the other "robber barons" was the fact that Carnegie came from a poor background. Carnegie started his work as a messenger boy for a telegraph office.
captain of industry
he is a captain of industry
One does not exclude the other. He made obscene profits using questionable practices, but he later became a philanthropist.
J. D. Rockefeller was considered both a robber baron and a captain of industry.
Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Leland Stanford
he invetned the steel industury -- Actually he was the "main guy" in the oil industry. Carnegie was steel. I would say he is a Robber Baron because he started a monopoly and basically told other oil companies that they would either have to sign a trust (which basically allows him to take over their business and give a small dividend to the trustee) or he would run them out of business. --