George Eastman, John Rockefeller, and Andrew Carnegie were all Captains of Industry. They were all philanthropists, which mean they donated a lot of money. George Eastman donated over 50 million dollars to dental, medical, and technology. Andrew Carnegie donated more than 475 million dollars to public education, museums, concert halls, technology, and benefactions after death. John Rockefeller donated more 410 million dollars to medical, education, and academic salaries.
Rockefeller created the University of Chicago, which in a decade became one of the world’s leading universities. Before his death in 1937, Rockefeller donated nearly half of his fortune to churches, medical foundations, universities, and centers for the arts. He was a major role model to many
Carnegie started work as a telegrapher and by the 1860s had investments in railroads, railroad sleeping cars, bridges and oil derricks. He accumulated further wealth as a bond salesman raising money for American enterprise in Europe. He built Pittsburgh 's Carnegie Steel Company, which he sold to J.P. Morgan in 1901 for $480 million, creating the U.S. Steel Corporation. Carnegie devoted the remainder of his life to large-scale philanthropy, with special emphasis on local libraries, world peace, education and scientific research. With the fortune he made from business, he built Carnegie Hall and he founded the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Carnegie Institution for Science, Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, Carnegie Hero Fund, Carnegie Mellon University and the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, among others
Super Bowl LII: A Million Dollar Advertisement Upon the first Sunday of February each year, the two remaining football teams in the NFL come together to compete and continue a national holiday that dates back to 1967. In that inaugural year, it cost approximately $40,000 to occupy a slot of time on the television screens of 50 million people around the country. 51 years later, in 2018, that price has been heightened to between 5 and 5.5 million dollars, now attracting nearly 100 million viewers each year. (CNN) Between the 60 minutes of broadcasted game time, various companies attempt to put their millions to use and to hopefully create a funny, interesting, and/or informative commercial. Their aim is to spark conversations and stay in
As stated by author Robert Whaples in his article Were Andrew Jackson’s Policies “Good for the Economy”?, during Jackson’s presidency, “the federal government sold almost 50 million acres to the public out of the 88 million acres sold from 1820 to 1849” (Whaples 548). This shows just how much land Jackson granted his citizens within just 8 years, with his policy causing even more land to become available in years following his presidency. All this new land tremendously aided the American economy, as its agricultural production grew
At the time of her death, Drexel’s order had 500 members, and Katharine had donated over 20 million dollars towards her charitable acts. Her order had funded numerous schools and missionaries. Her order continues its work today, reaching across
In 1933 National Industrial Recovery Act appropriated over $3 billion in public works in hopes of recovering the U.S. economy. In October of 1933, $84 million was allocated to the construction of Fort Peck Dam. News of employment spread like wildfire, bringing in desperate men from all over to work. The promise of fifty-cents an hour and a full week of work, brought in over 10,000 new labors for the build.
Also, the bill would bolster border security a little further, by adding 20,000 Border Patrol agents. It required completing 700 new miles of new fence along the United States-Mexico line and using $3.2 billion in additional security technology. Texas had taken a more aggressive approach. “The Texas legislature, with the support of state leaders, has dedicated substantial funding over the last several years, and the Department of Public Safety has dedicated a significant amount of resources, technology, equipment and personnel for border security,” Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw stated in an email interview. The staff for the state legislative board had estimated a total spending on the border security of about $452 million from 2008-2013.
When John Rockefeller went into retirement, his decides to devote his time and money to his new hobby philanthropy. Now, Rockefeller donates well over five-hundred million dollars towards the advancement of his country, church, and fellow man. For instance, Rockefeller creates a hospital research facility and college. Additionally, Rockefeller takes ten percent of his overall earnings and donates them to the church. Next, he funds scientific advancement that aids in the creations of vaccines and eradication of terrible diseases.
After the Al Qaeda terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 the Department of Homeland Security gave more than thirty five billion dollars in grants to both state and local police departments between the years of 2002 and 2011. The American Civil Liberties found that the value of the military weapons used by American Police Departments had risen from one million dollars in 1990 to about 450 million dollars in 2013.
This time the track surface held. On Memorial Day 1911, the "brickyard" was ready for a new Fisher extravaganza — a one-day, 500-mile event, with $25,100 in prizes. Eighty-seven thousand people paid a dollar each to watch the first Indianapolis 500. This time the track surface held. On Memorial Day 1911, the "brickyard" was ready for a new Fisher
Kenny Chesney joined the Country Music Association to make a hefty donation to Tennessee wildfire victims. The country music superstar and the CMA both made $250,000 donations bringing the total to $500,000 to help the devastated communities in his home state. Chesney 's donation announcement follows Taylor Swift 's $100,000 donation she made to match the Academy of Country Music 's $100,000 pledge to Dolly Parton 's “My People Fund,” as previously reported by Independent Journal Review. A portion of Chesney 's and CMT 's donations will also go to Parton 's My People Fund, with the remainder of the money going to the areas where the need is the greatest. Chesney had already reached out earlier to wildfire victims with prayers, according to
Affiliates funnel 25 percent of their net income to the national Komen organization, which uses that money to finance scientific research grants. The affiliates can then spend up to 75 percent of their net income on local programs of their choosing, like breast cancer screenings. In 2010, Susan G. Komen for the Cure spent about $141 million on public health education, including awareness campaigns, as well as around $75 million to finance medical research aimed at finding a cure and $67 million to fund breast cancer screening and treatment. Komen has invested $685 million to date in breast cancer research, more than any other
In his article "Should college athletes be paid to play? ", Marc Edelman states, "Fifty colleges report annual revenues that exceed $50 million. These revenues come from numerous sources, including ticket sales, sponsorship, and the sale of broadcast rights." This quote proves that the students are bringing in lots of money and the school has plenty to give. College athletes should be paid because they contribute to the school revenues.