Hetty Green: The Witch Of Wall Street

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In the late 1880s, the world's richest woman was also the stingyest. Although she had millions of dollars, she dressed as if she lived on the street. She lived like a pauper. Hetty Green learned to red stock reports as a child. She read the financial news to her rich father. When he passed away, she inherited one million dollars. Over the next 50 years of life, she skillfuly traded stocks and bonds. Her fortune grew to nearly 100 million dollars. Hetty Green's clever tradeing earned her the nickname "The Witch of Wall Street." Hetty Green was highly skilled at trading stocks and bonds. She also invested in real estate. The other financial tycoons of her time, such as J. P. Morgan and Jay Gould, were no match for her financial abilitys. Although