Essay by hebv11College, UndergraduateA+, April 2013

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"No man becomes rich unless he enriches others."1 This was quote from a man known as Andrew Carnegie, who seems to have had much wisdom during his time alive. Mr. Carnegie's lifetime lasted nearly one hundred years, he lived from the early 1800's to the early 1900's.2 He was originally from Scotland, but he moved with his family to the United States of America to work when he was just a twelve year old boy. After moving to the United States with his family in the year of 1947, "Carnegie worked a series of low-wage jobs until landing a position as personal assistant and secretary to Thomas A. Scott, superintendent of the Pittsburgh division of the Pennsylvania Railroad."3 This man received opportunity after opportunity to succeed in life and he never wasted any of them, but instead took complete advantage. This is one of the many reasons why that Andrew Carnegie is arguably the most honest and honorable man during the period of his life in the 19th and 20th century.4


1 Big Booster, p. 1

2 Ibid., p. 1

3 Aguilera, p. 1

4 Big Booster, p. 1


Andrew Carnegie is known for many amazing things that pertain to his amazing work ethic. However, there is only one thing that Andrew has done that people consider, even still to this day, an amazing accomplishment that the public thinks to be his greatest achievement. This accomplishment or status he had gotten himself was a pretty awesome one; he was known as "The Richest Man in the World."5

He had earned the status of "The Richest Man in the World" from his peers as well as most of the people in the country in the year 1873 after he had constructed and managed...