The Richest Woman in America: Book Talk

Dec 6, 2012, 6:30PM to 8:30PM

Location 1220 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY
Cost $6-$12
Details During the Gilded Age, New York’s millionaires included Carnegies, Vanderbilts, Morgans and Rockefellers — and Hetty Green. Fiercely independent and frugal, Green was a financial genius with a long-term investment strategy that sustained her through panics and crises. At the time of her death in 1916 she was worth $100 million, the equivalent of more than $2 billion today. Green was the subject of daily gossip and innuendos; and her importance as an American financier has been largely forgotten. Join us for a lively evening with Janet Wallach, author of a new book about Green, The Richest Woman in America, and Museum Trustee James A. Lebenthal, Director of Public Affairs, Lebenthal & Co. LLC. They will explore the improbable and instructive story of Hetty Green, her life, and how Wallach has crafted the pieces she found into an enormously engaging narrative.
Venue Museum of the City of New York
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