Nov. 21, 1834 New Bedford Bristol County Massachusetts, USA
Jul. 3, 1916 Manhattan New York County (Manhattan) New York, USA
Businesswoman. She inherited $10 million dollars, which she parlayed into a vastly greater sum through shrewd stock investments. She was the richest woman in the world during the early 20th Century. An incredibly miserly woman (her nickname was the "Witch of Wall Street"), her eccentricies became legendary in her time.