Charles Slack is the author of Noble Obsession: His writing has appeared in many national magazines.
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He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Barbara, and their daughters, Natalie and Caroline. Morgan called a meeting of New York's financial leaders after the stock market crash of , Hetty Green was the only woman in the room. Looking 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. Amazing story of first female millionaire. Grew up with money and inherited it but also grew it, partly by being extremely thrifty herself to the point of looking like a poor schlep on the streets of NY.
In his entertaining biography, Slack Noble Obsession tells how this "Wizard of Finance" built an empire of stocks, bonds, railroads, real estate and cash reserves—a considerable achievement for a woman of her time—by devoting every waking moment to making money according to simple principles: Stubborn and vindictive, Hetty exacted harsh revenge on her financial enemies, and popular opinion held that such a woman couldn't possibly be happy. But Slack demonstrates otherwise, arguing that Hetty was perfectly content and was merely living according to her own rules.
Her children, though, may have been less at ease: