It was here he got his foot ion the door to the business of Pittsburg. This allowed him to begin a job at the Pennsylvania Railroad as a secretary to the railroad official, Thomas Scott. By making wise choices, taking control of situations and making smart investments, he soon began climbing the ladder of success. Scott immediately noticed Carnegie as a valuable asset to the company and to his own wealth and took him on as a partner after several promotions.
As young as 33, Carnegie was pulling in an annual income of 50,000 a year, a huge amount at that time, and this was enough for him. Carnegie was a firm believer that anyone could make it to the top, and that it was the wealthys' duty to help the poor work towards a more comfortable life. Carnegie said that "the man who dies rich, dies disgraced.aE This is a greedy, unselfish p