Andrew Carnegie's Contribution To The Steel Industry

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Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1835 in Dunfermline, Scotland. His father Will Carnegie, his mother Margaret, and his younger brother Tom immigrated to united State as a penniless immigrant seeking for a better future after his father faced an economic burden due to the advance of mechanization. They settled in Allegheny city, a suburb of Pittsburg where Carnegie’s mother had relatives. At the age of thirteen, Carnegie started his first job as a bobbin boy to help his family survive. He worked six days a week, twelve hours per day for a minimum pay of $1.20 a week. The following year he found a job as a telegraph messenger that paid $2.50 a week. He learned how to translate the clicks and clacks of the Morse code directly into text and even speech.
Moreover, Carnegie acquired a job at the Pennsylvania Railroad as the assistant and telegrapher to Thomas Scott, one of the railroad’s top officials. Through this experience, he learned about the railroad
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He noticed that his investment, particularly those in oil brought in generous earnings. By 1863, he was making more than $45,000 a year from all his investments. By the next decade, most of Carnegie’s time was committed to the steel industry. His business became known as the Carnegie steel company. He was able to manufactured steel easier, faster and more productive since he owned all the materials he needed. Moreover, Carnegie became the dominant force in the industry and an extremely prosperous man. Andrew Carnegie was certainly in the right place, at the right time however, he did not get rich because he was lucky. Carnegie was a hardworking man that never gave up. He started from the bottom to become one of the richest man in the world with little education. He understood that it was the contacts he made and the information he derived from the association that made everything

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