The Richest Woman in America: Hetty Green in the Gilded Age

By Wallach, Janet

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978-0-38553-197-9
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Doubleday/Nan A. Talese: Random


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Reviewed on September 15, 2012  |  Biography

Investor Hetty Green (1834–1916) came to be known during her lifetime as “the Witch of Wall Street” and later as “the World’s Greatest Miser.” The image of Green has been rendered more positive and complex recently, e.g., as in Charles Slack’s Hetty: The Genius and Madness of America’s First Female Tycoon and now in Wallach’s contribution. Green amassed an estimated $100 million over her lifetime, but spent many of her years living in board...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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