Ted Rodriguez had been living on the streets for two decades when he stumbled across a briefcase containing $100,000. This was no happy accident. The cash had been left there by TV producers who wanted him to find it. They wanted to see if the 45-year-old man would turn his life around or spend the money recklessly.
Andrew Carnegie arrived in America as a penniless 13-year-old. He was a stranger in a strange land. As an immigrant, the odds were stacked against him. Through hard work and self-belief, Carnegie would become the richest man in the world. He left a mixed legacy as one of the world’s greatest philanthropists and a ruthless businessman.