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Andrew Carnegie was born in Dumferline Scotland in 1835 His family was not very wealthy His dad was a weaver and his mom managed a small grocery and mended shoes After living in Scotland for the first 13 years of his life he moved with his family to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania where he worked under his father in a cotton factory for 120 a week After his first job he got a second job as a messenger boy for the citys telegraph service Working most of the day he never had time to go to school so he went to the library for the working young men of the time With his job at the Telegrapher he met Thomas A Scott who hired him as a private secretary and personal telegrapher In this job he made 35 a month When the Civil War came Carnegie was hired as the right-hand man of Scott who was the supervisor of military transportation for the North He took the job working on the Pennsylvania Railroad After the Civil War there was a high demand for iron so with his expertise in iron Carnegie took a job with the Keystone Bridge project In only about three years his annual income jumped to 50000 Carnegie was fascinated by the Bessemer process of making steel and invested all of his money into a new plant that would be located in Pittsburgh When Carnegie was ready to retire he sold the company to JP Morgan who bought the company for around 450000000 After all was done he ended up donating 350000000 to different organizations This money was used to contribute to 2500 libraries He also built the palace of peace what is now today the World Court He was also the first to do many things one of which was to call for a league of nations Andrew Carnegie is sometimes portrayed as a
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