Have you ever heard the famous phrase "It doesn't matter how you start, what matters how you finish." ? This is a great phrase to describe Andrew Carnegie's life. He was born into a poor family who lived on the upper floor of a small cottage in Dunfermline, Scotland in 1835. William Carnegie, Andrew's father, decided to move his family to American when his town faced economical problems and Chartist movement failure which both affected him directly. Upon arriving to America, Carnegie and his family settled in Allegheny, Pittsburgh where they had relatives. With the failure of the weaving company that his father operated resulted in Andrew getting a job at age thirteen as a bobbin boy. Later he acquired a job at the railroad and was promoted to telegraph operator. In 1901 Andrew Carnegie sold his company, Carnegie Steel, to J.P. Morgan and became the richest man on Earth.
Although he was a successful and wealthy businessman he also had high moral and ethical standards. He felt that education was important for everyone. He was an avid reader and promoted others to join him by donating monies to help establish several public libraries, colleges, schools, PBS television stations, and other organizations.
Andrew Carnegie also believed in working hard which he learned when he was a child because of the tough financial situations that he and his family encountered. Carnegie encouraged his affluent peers to take care of themselves, their families and to use the remaining funds to contribute to their communities. He also used his experience, wisdom, and expertise bring up his less fortunate brothers. This shows that not only was he concerned about being successful; he also wanted others to achieve great things too.