He discovered Ayn Rand in 1980 and has used Objectivism to guide his life and business ventures ever since.
Carl created his wealth by developing a network of private colleges, including twenty on-ground campuses. Subsequently, he created Independence University, an online university offering Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s Degrees in healthcare, computer science, graphic arts, and business and accounting. The colleges are now owned and operated by the nonprofit Center for Excellence in Higher Education.
Carl has served on various boards, including the Ayn Rand Institute and the Cato Institute, and he currently serves on the board of the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism. For more information and to read Carl’s personal writings, visit www.CarlBarney.com