Did you know that Andrew Carnegie was born today in 1835? Andrew Carnegie was a great businessman and philanthropist (someone who works to make the world a better place). Although he came from a very poor and humble background, he worked very hard and eventually built a fortune in the steel, railroad, and many other industries. He also worked to convince others to use their wealth to improve the world. Andrew Carnegie focused on public libraries, world peace, education, and scientific research.
We hope that you have a caring day at school. Remember to think kind thoughts, use kind words, and do kind things.
Bonus Fact: Andrew Carnegie’s first job was working as a bobbin boy in a textile mill. He earned $1.20 each week.
By the end of his life, Andrew Carnegie donated about 90% of his fortune, close to $13.7 billion (in 2015 dollars).