The Men Who Built America – John Pierpont Morgan

The History Channel is premiering an eight-hour event series called The Men Who Built America on Tuesday, October 16 at 9 p.m. and will chronicle the lives of Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan and Henry Ford.

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Short Biography of J.P. Morgan

John Pierpont Morgan (J.P. Morgan) was an American financier, banker, philanthropist and art collector that dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation. He arranged the merger of what became General Electric. After financing the creation of the Federal Steel Company, he merged in 1901 with the Carnegie Steel Company and other iron and steel businesses to form the United States Steel Corporation.

Quotes from J.P. Morgan

No problem can be solved until it is reduced to some simple form. The changing of a vague difficulty into a specific, concrete form is a very essential element in thinking.

When you expect things to happen – strangely enough – they do happen.

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther.

If you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it.


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