Andrew Carnegie a Captain of industry

Why is Carnegie a Captain of industry?

As a young boy Carnegie's family was very poor so he worked two jobs to provide for them. One of those was as an assistant to a big business figure who became his mentor and taught Carnegie to be the Captain of Industry that he was. Coming from a poor background seemed to have made him more humble and modest as a future big business owner.

After a mishap with a broken dam ended up in a tragic unnecessary event and he was blamed he tried to right it and to fix things

When his workers complained about bad unsafe dirty working conditions Carnegie tried to improve some things. He may not have done much but he at least tried to treat his workers better when confronted with the issue.

At age 65 he sold Carnegie steel to J.P. Morgan for $480 million dollars and spent the rest of his life giving his money away. He donated over $56 million to build 2,509 libraries throughout the world


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