“The Richest Woman in America”: Free event Dec. 6

You know these names:
Rockefellers. Carnegies. Vanderbilts.

But do you know Hetty Green?

If you hope to grow a great personal fortune one day, it might be worth finding out who she is. During the same Gilded Age as those famous-named peers, she was able to amass $100 million — the equivalent of more than $2 billion today — by investing wisely and strategically.

You can attend this free program at the Museum of the City of New York to learn how she accomplished it:

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: 1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)
Attend: Contact Dean Jason to make arrangements for a free ticket! She is in contact with the staff at the museum.

Here is some additional detail about the program, as provided by MCNY:

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. In her day, 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 of the City of New York trustee Jim Lebenthal, the director of public affairs for Lebenthal & Co. LLC. They will explore the improbable and instructive story of Hetty Green and what Wallach has crafted into an enormously engaging model.


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