Gospel Of Wealth

Gilded Age Activity

Definition:

"Savage Wealth", more commonly known as "The Gospel of Wealth", is an article written by Andrew Carnegie in 1889 that describes the responsibility of philanthropy by the new upper class of self-made rich.(This philosophy said that wealthy people who profited from society owed it something in return).


Detail:

  • "Savage Wealth",more commonly known as "The Gospel of Wealth", is an article written by Andrew Carnegie in 1889 that describes the responsibility of philanthropy by the new upper class of self-made rich.
  • By 1911, Carnegie had given away a huge amount of money, 90 percent of his fortune.
  • The idea of Gospel of Wealth is still alive today. Many wealthy people today donate to charity's and have charity's of their own. The Gospel Of Wealth has left the legacy of donating a portion of your wealth back to society, which is very relevant today.