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Academy of Achievement Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie*

Inducted 1997 Posthumous

Dale Carnegie was born in 1888 in Missouri, USA, and was educated at Warrensburg State Teachers College. As a salesman and aspiring actor, he traveled to New York and began teaching communications classes to adults at the YMCA. In 1912, the world-famous Dale Carnegie Course® was born.

He authored several best sellers including “How to Win Friends and Influence People” and “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living.” Over 50 million copies of Mr. Carnegie’s books have been printed; they are published in 38 languages.

Mr. Carnegie was a prominent lecturer of his day and a sought-after counselor to world leaders. He wrote newspaper columns and had his own daily radio show.

Dale Carnegie founded what is today a worldwide network of over 2,700 instructors and offices in more than 65 countries.

*Deceased member