Initially working his way up from a factory worker, to his formative job at Pennsylvania Railroad Company where he met his mentor - Thomas Scott, his tale is a true "rags to riches" story. Carnegie drew criticism for his ruthless tactics in the formation of the sprawling integrated steel juggernaut Carnegie Steel Company. In 1900 he sold Carnegie Steel to J.P. Morgan for $480 million, and over the next decade he proceeded to give away $350 million with the same creativity and energy that he used to create the wealth. Indeed, Carnegie made a name as one of the greatest philanthropists in American history.
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