On the Upbeat, Positively Carolan

Wealth, adjusted to today, $101 billion

Carnegie    Andrew Carnegie, 1835-1919
One of the richest men ever in the US

Founder of the Carnegie Steel Company
but more famous for giving his money away.

After selling his steel behemoth to J.P. Morgan’s U.S. Steel, Carnegie established many philanthropic and non-profit organizations including the Carnegie Corporation, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and nearly 3,000 public libraries.

In his book titled Wealth,
Carnegie wrote,
“A man who dies rich dies disgraced.”

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