Hetty Green

Hetty Green, 1835–1916, American financier, b. Henrietta Howland Robinson, New Bedford, Mass. She inherited a large fortune from her father and invested it so shrewdly that she was considered the greatest woman financier in the world. Extremely miserly during her lifetime, the "Witch of Wall Street" left an estate valued at $100–200 million.

See biographies by B. Sparkes and S. T. Moore (1930) and C. Slack (2004); A. H. Lewis, The Day They Shook the Plum Tree (1963).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2014, The Columbia University Press.

Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Men of Wealth: The Story of Twelve Significant Fortunes from the Renaissance to the Present Day
John T. Flynn.
Simon and Schuster, 1941
Librarian’s tip: Chap. VI "Hetty Green the Miser"
How She Triumphed in Finance
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The Washington Times (Washington, DC), November 9, 2012
American Women Managers and Administrators: A Selective Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Leaders in Business, Education, and Government
Judith A. Leavitt.
Greenwood Press, 1985
Librarian’s tip: Entry on Hetty Green begins on p. 93
Who's the Richest of Them All? Measuring Wealth and Power, from John Hancock's Time to the Present
1997, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO), January 19, 1997
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