Hetty Green

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Hetty Green (née Robinson), nicknamed "The Witch of Wall Street" (November 21, 1834 – July 3, 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.

She was born Henrietta Howland Robinson in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the daughter of Edward Mott ... more »

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  • ... the ... thing I am proudest of in my whole business life is that I do not take, that I never took in all my life, and never, never! will take, one single penny more than 6% on any loan or any cont...
    Hetty Green (1834-1916), U.S. investor and businesswoman. As quoted in The Witch of Wall Street, ch. 31, by Boyden Sparkes and Samuel Taylor Moore (19...
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