12 Facts About Dale Carnegie


Dale Carnegie was an American writer and lecturer, and the developer of courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.


Dale Carnegie wrote How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Lincoln the Unknown, and several other books.


Dale Carnegie was born November 24,1888, on a farm in Maryville, Missouri.


Dale Carnegie was the second son of farmers Amanda Elizabeth Harbison and her husband James William Carnagey.


Dale Carnegie would develop a longstanding friendship with another Maryville author, Homer Croy.


Dale Carnegie said he had to get up at 3 am to feed the pigs and milk his parents' cows before going to school.


Dale Carnegie attended State Teacher's College in Warrensburg, graduating in 1908.


Dale Carnegie was successful to the point of making his sales territory of South Omaha, Nebraska, the national leader for the firm.


Dale Carnegie ended up instead attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, but found little success as an actor, though it is written that he played the role of Dr Hartley in a road show of Polly of the Circus.


Dale Carnegie had tapped into the average American's desire to have more self-confidence, and by 1914, he was earning $500 every week.


Dale Carnegie died of Hodgkin's disease on November 1,1955, at his home in Forest Hills, New York.


Dale Carnegie was buried in the Belton, Cass County, Missouri, cemetery.