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  • Hetty The Genius and Madness of America's First Female Tycoon
  • Charles Slack
  • English
  • 21 April 2019
  • 9780060542566

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    E–book [Hetty The Genius and Madness of America's First Female Tycoon] Hetty Green known to her legion of detractors as ‘the Witch of Wall Street’ became the richest woman in the world through a combination of financial genius and utter ruthlessness living like a pauper and caring nothing for what the world thought of her Her two children found it much less pleasant Not a likable character by any means and yet there is something almost admirable in the way this flinty uintessentially New Englan

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Hetty The Genius and Madness of America's First Female Tycoon

Charles Slack ´ 6 Download Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Charles Slack Read Hetty The Genius and Madness of America's First Female Tycoon A full century before Martha Stewart Oprah and Madonna became icons generations before women swept through Wall Street and decades before they even had the right to vote there was Hetty Green America's richest woman who stood alone among the roguish giants of the Gilded Age as the first lady of capitalism and is remembered as the Witch of Wall StreetAt the time of her death in 1916 Hetty Green's personal fortune was estimated at 100 million 16 billion today and the financial empire she built on real estate and railroads rivaled that of Andrew Carnegie Jay Gould J P Morgan John D Rockefeller and some of the nation's biggest banks Today Hetty Green ranks near the top of America's list of greatest financiers in com. The 1996 book The Wealthy 100 ranked the net work of 100 wealthy Americans by the percentage of the Gross National Product their personal fortunes represented Hetty the only woman on the list came in 36th five places behind Bill Gates and three places ahead of Warren BuffettThis is a fascinating well written book about an amazing woman On her own using financial acumen unheard for a woman in her day and age she died in 1916 at age 81 she managed to parlay a family inheritance into a fortune so large that she freuently bailed out the City of New York when they encountered cash crunches When JP Morgan called a meeting of New York s financial leaders after the stock market crash of 1907 Hetty was the only woman in the roomCommentators of the time assumed that such financial acumen had to come with a price articles were written about how lonely and unhappy she must be And she did have uite a few odd and sometimes disturbing pecadillos she absolutely hated to spend money and would haggle over the smallest items exhaustively Her son Ned suffered the loss of his leg later in life after a boyhood sledding accident and it was rud that his leg could have been saved if Hetty had paid for the best medical attention instead of dragging him around to free clinics trying to save money Rain or snow she walked daily from the New Jersey ferry to Wall Street she lived in a small apartment in Hoboken dressed in old clothing wearing a heavy black veil to keep from being recognized It didn t work of course the disguise simply earned her the nickname The Witch of Wall StreetSeeing past the prejudices of her time I m forgiving the use of the word madness in the book s subtitle assuming that it was for marketing purposes the book paints a portrait of Hetty as a frugal woman who eschewed pretense and frivolity loved her children was very happy doing what she was good at I greatly enjoyed learning about this colorful and fascinating giant of American finance of whom I d known nothing previously

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Charles Slack ´ 6 Download Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Charles Slack Read Hetty The Genius and Madness of America's First Female Tycoon Pany with Microsoft founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffett But in history books she has remained merely a footnote a miser and an eccentric whose character flaws and personal choices unjustly overshadowed her remarkable accomplishments on the fierce battlefield of American industry and commerceIn Hetty Charles Slack reexamines the life work and conflicted legacy of the exceptionally resourceful ruthless and inimitable woman who turned a comfortable inheritance into a fortune through instinct courage cunning greed and determination to succeed at a man's game on her own terms from her childhood in the uaker community of New Bedford Massachusetts where she learned about business by reading finan. The first female tycoon and a horrid miser Evil men are interesting evil women are fascinating

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Charles Slack ´ 6 Download Summary Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Charles Slack Read Hetty The Genius and Madness of America's First Female Tycoon Cial papers to her father to the battle over her inheritance that was one of the most controversial legal cases of her time; from her collisions with railroad magnate Collis Huntington to her rescue of New York City from financial ruinLooking well beyond the lore and historical prejudices Charles Slack presents a full portrait of a true American original a female Citizen Kane who having turned away from the conventions of her time as a woman a wife a mother and a mogul led a life of a different sort with occasionally tragic results becoming both a hero and a victim of her era Above all it is a story of an uncompromising larger than life flawed woman who ruled a vast financial empire but was known simply as Hetty. I loved this book and have read it twice