Andrewnegie: The Real Life Of Andrew Carnegie's Life

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“You cannot push any one up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself.” (Andrew Carnegie) The meaning of this quote is that you have to be willing to try things instead of other people doing it for you. This quote was said by someone who grew up in a poor family and became one of the wealthiest men through a real life monopoly system. Andrew Carnegie’s middle life was spent trying to support his family and also trying to focus on himself. Carnegie grew up in a Scotland and moved to Pennsylvania for a better lifestyle, He changed steel companies for his own use to start his global empire of steel companies, and finally he was very charitable to not only his company but to the people of his community also. Andrew Carnegie was…show more content…
Andrew Carnegie sold his multibillion dollar company to John Pierpont Morgan, also known as J.P. Morgan, and to Charles M. Schwab for nearly $500,000,000. After he sold his business, he became one of the richest men alive. His net worth in billions almost tripled Bill Gates’ net worth in modern time. He was estimated at 310 billion dollars while Bill Gates was only 136 billion dollars (Carnegie). Carnegie would donate 80% of his money on libraries and colleges and anything else that would deal with his philanthropic purposes. Carnegie founded 2,509 libraries in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Of those libraries, 1,679 were built inside of the United States (Carnegie). Carnegie actually wrote several books by himself and got them published. One of his many books that he wrote was actually called “The Gospel of Wealth”. “This book boldly articulated his view of the rich as trustees of their wealth who should live without extravagance, provide moderately for their families, and use their riches to promote the welfare and happiness of others” ( Carnegie died on August 11th, 1919 from bronchial pneumonia in his summer home in Lenox, Massachusetts. When he died, he had about 30 million dollars left, which all went into the Corporation’s endowment

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