By: Michael Butzer
Andrew Carnegie created his own business in 1870 which grew to become the Carnegie Steel Company, which revolutionized steel production during the that time period in the United States.
His net worth would be over 300 billion dollars in today's money from his income from his steel company and much more.
Carnegie sold his company for more than 480 million dollars and ended his career in steel manufacturing
After his life as an entrepreneur, Carnegie became a philanthropist and donated more than 300 million dollars towards refunding 2,500 libraries in the world and much more over his life time.
Lastly, Carnegie donated 1.1 million dollars towards the construction of Carnegie hall, the convert venue that was established in 1891.