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Meet Amazing Americans Industrialists & Entrepreneurs Andrew Carnegie
 
Great Northern train, west of Minot, North Dakota
Carnegie made his first dividend money working for a railroad, and railroads played an important role in his future fortune

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Andrew Carnegie Grows Up Working
Scott explained to Carnegie that when a company performed well, it paid "dividends" out of its profits to people who owned its stock. When Carnegie received his first dividend check, he shouted, "Here's the goose that laid the golden eggs!" Do you know what he meant? This money was the first he had ever received without having worked for it himself. The golden eggs he was talking about meant that Carnegie had learned to let his money work for him.
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