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© 2015, The Columbia University Press.

Hetty Green: Selected full-text books and articles

Men of Wealth: The Story of Twelve Significant Fortunes from the Renaissance to the Present Day By John T. Flynn Simon and Schuster, 1941
Librarian’s tip: Chap. VI "Hetty Green the Miser"
How She Triumphed in Finance By The Washington Times (Washington, DC), November 9, 2012
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