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Andrew Carnegie, 1905
Andrew Carnegie at the height of his wealth, in 1905

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Andrew Carnegie and His Parents
Carnegie was extremely successful in business. He became a very wealthy man. In fact, when he retired, he was the richest man in the world. But he had mixed feelings about some of the ways in which he made his fortune, so as a result, he decided to give much of his money away. His father would have liked knowing that by the time he died, Carnegie had given away over $350 million, equal to more than $3 billion in 1996 dollars. It is interesting to see how Carnegie's parents' opposing values affected him as a person. Were you brought up with any values that are in conflict with each other?
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