My Top Ten Eccentric People #10

@Jon2071 (257)
United States
April 9, 2017 11:09pm CST
Just imagine it. You did it! You learned the secret of making money. Not just making money but you are now in the same class as King Midas. You have more money than you could ever dream of spending. Think about yourself with that much wealth at your fingertips. Where would you live? Would you live in a big house? A mansion? What about clothes? Would you wear super fancy clothes or modest clothing? I bet you wouldn't wear dirty, drab ugly, smelly clothing, would you? You'd at least change your clothes every so often, right? Would you spend the money on soap and water to be clean? Well, in a list that I just started about eccentric people I am going to tell you about a lady that was about as stingy as a person can get. Her name was Hetty Green and she made loads of money through investments and financing. She wouldn't let you off the hook if you owed her money as it was believed that she would travel many miles to collect from those who owed her relatively small debts. She lived from 1834-1916 and even though at that time it was mostly men that were the major financial players, she arose to the top and beat them all with her shrew business dealings. She even became known as the "Witch of Wall Street" or" Hetty the Hoarder" One reason she may have been called a witch was because she dressed in the mostly grey and dirty clothes.Her shrewdness made her seem witch like too I suppose. It was said that she lived at the bank in her office because she did not wish to pay for rent or heating costs. In fact, her stinginess was so extreme that she did not wish to waste money soap and water by washing her hands. The same was true of her clothes and she refused to change her undergarments until they were ragged. Can you imagine living like when you could be living like a king? I wish I could ask her one question and it is this: What good is all that money if you don't enjoy some of it? You can't take it with you. Information about Hetty Green was verified on Wikipedia; Look her up if you wish to learn more about this miserly eccentric person. Wikipedia:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Hetty Green Hetty Green in 1897 Born Henrietta Howland Robinson (1834-11-21)November 21, 1834 New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S. Died July 3, 1916(1916-07-03) (aged 81) New York City, New York
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Apr 17
Some people have very strange ideas don't they? I think hoarding is recognised as a mental illness now. Maybe people like Hetty Green have a mental illness too.
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@Jon2071 (257)
• United States
11 Apr 17
Yes, it is really quite sad to think about having the intelligence and knowledge to really know how to utilize money and become wealthy, but at the same time be slave to it. What is the use of having it if you can't use it to enjoy life a bit?
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Apr 17
@Jon2071 You would wonder what the point of it is. It's okay to stay frugal but to be so obsessed is very strange.
@louievill (18676)
• Philippines
10 Apr 17
I pity whoever married her
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@ShifaLk (7481)
• India
10 Apr 17
Haha
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@Jon2071 (257)
• United States
11 Apr 17
I would not think that would be a very happy marriage.
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@louievill (18676)
• Philippines
11 Apr 17
@Jon2071 definitely, I just won't think about the money since I made a research and both husband and son in law were made to sign waivers regarding her wealth, its probably the stink I would be more,, whatevever, I cant think of the word
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@ShifaLk (7481)
• India
10 Apr 17
Oh my god, that's unbelievable... Ufff how silly she was really. Maybe she wanted to take her money to heaven with her.lol... You have shared a very good thing here thanks that's very interesting
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@Jon2071 (257)
• United States
11 Apr 17
Yes, I'm sure if she was able, she would have taken it with her. It is a shame she did not use that money to do some good for someone else and use some to enjoy her life.
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@ShifaLk (7481)
• India
17 Apr 17
@Jon2071 yeah, this is called foolishness..
@Mass_Sonu (1035)
• India
10 Apr 17
@Jon2071 Wow, she is truly eccentric. A true symbol of a miser despite having all the riches
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@Jon2071 (257)
• United States
11 Apr 17
Yes, she was unable to experience the enjoyment money could have brought her.
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@TRBRocks420 (77822)
• Banks, Oregon
10 Apr 17
Very interesting and, thanks for sharing. I haven't heard of her before.
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@Jon2071 (257)
• United States
11 Apr 17
I had not either until recently.
@DianneN (78466)
• United States
25 Apr 17
Sounds to me like Hetty had a screw loose. I bet she was autistic.
@jaboUK (54011)
• United Kingdom
24 Apr 17
As you say, what's the point in having all that money if you're not going to enjoy it.
@kevinakash (1947)
• Sri Lanka
24 Apr 17
amazing story it is