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Carnegie, Andrew

Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919) is one of the symbols representing the American dream, which leads people from poverty to success as long as they are willing to work hard to become rich. In 19th-century America, Carnegie became one of the industrial captains of this period, developing his wealth at the same speed that he developed the American steel industry. He became a successful entrepreneur, one of the richest of his age. Despite the large amount of money that he was able to assemble, Carnegie never forgot the poor and his history. He was not just simply producing American steel; he also acknowledged a responsibility to other people in the world. Carnegie identified himself as a typical self-made man, but also as a man of philanthropy, who ...

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