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  • Le Laroi

    This woman's son had leg amputated bc she wouldn't pay for his medical care. $ was her focus !She spent her life in squalor, filthy dresses, eating nothing but irregular graham crackers to save money. Dubbed "The Witch of Wall Street" fortune estimated 17 BILLION (modern) dollars at death. Her daughter later donated most of the fortune to charity. .Henrietta Howland "Hetty" Green 1834 –1916) American businesswoman & financier "the richest woman in America" during the Gilded Age.

  • Robin Lampert

    Hetty Green, nicknamed "The Witch of Wall Street" (1834 – 1916), was an American businesswoman, remarkable for her frugality during the Gilded Age, as well as for being the first American woman to make a substantial impact on Wall Street. When her husband defied her and stole her money, she threw him out. Her disdain for the upper crust earned her a reputation for harshness that endured for decades. Newspapers kept her in the headlines, linking her name with witches and miscreants.

  • Budgets Are Sexy

    The Witch of Wallstreet

  • Donna & Aaron Gessel
    Donna & Aaron Gessel • 2 years ago

    I would think that childrens medical care would also be important..no matter how unique she was or what trails she has blazed.

  • Kristine Bagnara
    Kristine Bagnara • 2 years ago

    Kathleen, good point. And I am appreciating learning about her.

  • Kathleen Paul
    Kathleen Paul • 2 years ago

    From what I understand, her son Ned broke his leg and at first being the miser she was, she attempted to get him free medical care that was available for the poor. However, being not poor, this failed so she then went the proper route and it was only years later that Ned had to have his leg amputated as all treatment failed. Ned was close to his mother and took care of her in her old age and inherited 100 million dollars.

  • Anne Rhodes Schaetzke
    Anne Rhodes Schaetzke • 2 years ago

    Amazing! Who can figure some people!

  • Jimmie Bright
    Jimmie Bright • 2 years ago

    Can we say crazy

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