Biographies

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

Janet Wallach

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Biographer Janet Wallach recalls the life of Hetty Green (1834-1916), whose investment of her family inheritance resulted in a net worth of close to $100 million ($2.5 billion today) by the end of her life.   Dubbed "The Witch of Wall Street" for her often tough demeanor and frugal lifestyle, Hetty Green made her fortunes going against the popular thinking of other investors.  Janet Wallach speaks at Corner Bookshop in New York City.

About the Authors

Janet Wallach

Janet Wallach is the author of numerous books, including Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell.  For more information, visit janetwallach.com.


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

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  • Sunday, December 23rd at 8:30pm (ET)
  • Friday, November 23rd at 11pm (ET)
  • Friday, November 23rd at 5am (ET)
  • Sunday, November 4th at 3:30am (ET)
  • Sunday, October 21st at 11:30am (ET)
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