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In 1955, the richest woman in the world was Henrietta Howland “Hetty” Green, who left an estate of $95 million in a will that was found in a tin box with four pieces of soap. Nicknamed the “Witch of Wall Street”, was an American businesswoman and financier, known for both her wealth and her miserliness. She was the lone woman to amass a fortune when other major financiers were men.  Green conducted much of her business at the offices of the Seaboard National Bank in New York, surrounded by trunks and suitcases full of her papers; she did not want to pay rent for her own office

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