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1. Carnegie's purpose in publishing "Wealth". Include his relevant background information.Andrew Carnegie was born November 25, 1835, in Scotland. After moving to the United States with his family. They eventually settles in Allegheny, Pennsylvania and andrew, only being 13, went to work in a factory, only earning about $1.20 a week. He continued to do a series amount of railroad related jobs. He continued to work himself up, moving up in society as he continued to work. By 1889, he came to own carnegie Steel Corporation, which became known as the largest of the companies kind...ever. He continued to run his business for about twelve years. In 1901, he sold his business, which earned him about $200 million, and dedicated his time and worth to his philanthropic studies and work. His views of business were that wealthy businessmen owed it to the community to give back to the city, being from the “poor” and coming up into wealth, he had a different outlook on what was right and wrong. Meanwhile, people and businessmen who grew up wealthy and just got wealthy as time went on, didn’t have a personal connection to the means of helping the less fortunate. At the age of 65, Andrew dedicated the rest of his life trying to help others, not only did he build libraries and make donations, he also donated about $5 million to the New York Public Library. He then wrote his book “Wealth” to show other people that men high in business should give back, it was the least they could really do for people who needed it.

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