Hetty Green, The Witch of Wall Street

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In the so-called ‘gilded age’ of wall street financiers only one woman rose to the upper echelons of the super-rich. Hetty Green was a shrewd investor who became famous as much for her incredible miserliness as her investments, her penny-pinching ways eventually landing her with the epithet ‘The Witch of Wall Street.’ She appears in the Guinness Book of Records as ‘The World’s Greatest Miser.’ Her net worth is estimated to have been as much as $200 million ($4.33 billion in today’s money.)

Read more about Hetty Green here.

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