Andrew Carnegie A captain of industry

Carnegie lived in poverty the beginning years of his life. His family lived in the house on the left with another family. He got his first job at 13 earning up to $2 a week. As a successful steel worker he earned up to $9,200 a day. His house as an adult is pictured on the right. He started from nothing and became one of the richest men ever on his own.

Carnegie was a founder of the "Carnegie Institute for Science". He believed it opened opportunities for all people to find ground breaking research. He also donated over 56 million dollars to build libraries.
The great Captain of industry used vertical integration. He bought railroad companies and iron mines so he could own them. This made it possible for him to produce cheaper steel.

Influences from Carnegie Today

Steel is used to build buildings in cities. So we wouldn't have cities today without Carnegie.
If it weren't for Carnegie and his steel, we would not have railroads. Trains are widely used for fast transportation. People who work in cities and take the train wouldn't have this opportunity.
With all the money Carnegie gave, over 2,000 libraries were built. Today there are still libraries open for the public to use. And now people who do not have computers at home can go to libraries and use them.

Carnegie is also a great role model for those in management. He came from nothing, living in poverty and he became one of the richest men in the world. Proving that anyone can do anything if they set their mind to it.

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