The Richest Woman in America

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Janet Wallach tells the story of America's first female tycoon, Hetty Green. Her biography, The Richest Woman in America: Hetty Green in the Gilded Age, revives a rarely mentioned queen of American finance, who, at the time of her death in 1916, was worth at least 100 million dollars, equal to more than 2 billion dollars today.