Carnegie paid his workers very minimal, and they couldn't do anything about it. But, so did a lot of other companies. $1.46 a day was average pay for all industries in his time, and he paid most of his workers $1.40 a day.
Carnegie paid his workers very little, but it was for a good cause.
Carnegie didn't keep all of his wealth to himself.
Carnegie once said, "The man who dies rich dies disgraced." He donated millions of dollars to charities, adding up to $350,695,653 in total. The Carnegie Corporation still gives out $100,000,000 a year.
Without Carnegie's steel, railroads couldn't be made.
Railroads were an essential part to traveling across the country and reaching new cities.
Carnegie made a difference when he was alive, but he also makes a big impact today.
The Carnegie Corporation still makes donations today to multiple charities.
Carnegie's steel made cities possible in his time and today.
Carnegie's steel made today's cities possible. Because of the Bessemer process, his steel was very cheap and people could afford it to build and expand huge cities.
In 1900, Andrew Carnegie donated $1 million for the creation of a school in the city of Pittsburgh. Here, men and women could learn practical skills, trades, and crafts to help them with their lives and future careers. Carnegie Mellon University is still in use today, with 13,961 enrollments in 2016.
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