Hetty Green

“Green, Hetty: (1835-1916) Originally Henrietta Howland Robinson. U.S. financier, reputedly the wealthiest woman of her time. She was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. In 1865 her father and aunt both died, leaving her an estate valued at $10 million. By shrewd management, she increased it to more than $100 million at her death.”

Excerpted from: Stevens, Mark A., Ed. Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Encyclopedia. Springfield, Massachusetts: Merriam-Webster, 2000.

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