The "vertical integration" tactic I used helped me become one of the captains of the industry, but this also came at the expense and exploitation of my workers . I tried to lower my workers' wages in 1892. The employees soon went on strike and they called it " The Homestead Strike of 1892". The protest turned violent when the manager called guards to break up the conflict. This reflected badly on my image and reputation.
I wanted to make some big changes in my life. In order to do this, i sold my steel company to JP morgan, which later became "United States Steel Corporation". This sale granted me more than 200 million dollars. This led to me starting my philanthropic work
By the age of 65 , I decided to devote the rest of my life helping others. I started building libraries and making donations to things such as the fine arts, scholarships, universities, and music. I established the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, which is known as Carnegie-Mellon University in 1904. Since then I've had many other achievements, such as the "Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching", and "Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. I wrote books and articles. One book I published in 1900 is called "The Gospel of Wealth", which outlined my idea that those with great wealth must be socially responsible.
Unfortunately, Carnegie died on August 11, 1919 at the age of 83. Though he is gone, his wotk remains extraordinary and will be remembered.