Some interesting facts about Andrew Carnegie include that he worked as a bobbin boy at the age of 13. He received his education through books at the local library, according to the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Another fact is that after working as a bobbin boy, he became a telegraph messenger for Western Union. After becoming the richest man in the world in the early 1900s, he spent the rest of his life giving this money away to charity. One of his charitable acts consisted of creating a $10 million pension fund for teachers, as stated by the Library of Congress.