Who supplies the money for the Nobel Peace Prize?

Alfred Nobel, who made his fortune in the Baker oil fields of Russia and through the sale of dynamite and other explosives, bequeathed $9.2 million for the prize at his death in 1896.

Some say his concern over increasing mankind’s ability to kill one another led him to endow a peace prize.

Today, Nobel Prizes are also awarded in the areas of physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, and literature.

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