Andrew Carnegie: One Of The Richest People To Ever Live

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Andrew Carnegie was one of the richest people to ever live. He gained his wealth through the steel industry. He was also a big philanthropist which meant he loved to give away his money for a good cause. A big reason why Andrew Carnegie is famous it because he has donated over 350 million dollars which was about 90% of his wealth. By donating his money he has greatly affected society by helping build libraries, universities, a music hall, and huge donations to museums. He also had a great influence on treatment of employees and his views on their rights. Andrew Carnegie was also a huge peace advocate.
After Andrew Carnegie retired and sold his company to J.P. Morgan for $480 million becoming the richest man alive at the time, he became a philanthropist. He believed that the wealthy were morally obligated to give back to the poor. His goal was to donate most of his money before he died because he believed it was best to give back. He ended up donating over 350 million dollars before his death which was about 90% of his entire wealth. He donated to many causes, but one of his favorite things to donate to were libraries. He has donated over 56 million dollars to help build an estimated 2,509 libraries throughout the world but most were built in the United States. One of the major reasons he loved to donate to libraries was because when he was a child he would check out a book a week and through his own personal experience he grew to love them. He also believed that everyone
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