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Margaret Olivia Sage; The Great Philanthropist

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Length: 5 pages5 minutes

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Margaret Olivia Slocum was a 41-year-old spinster when she married Russell Sage, one of the wealthiest men in America and a notorious miser. It was a strange union: years earlier Sage had destroyed her father's fortune and placed her family into destitution. It was not a happy marriage but after his death Olivia became the wealthiest woman in the nation and emerged on a life of philanthropy with few parallels. Award-winning author Daniel Alef tells the strange story of Olivia's roller-coaster ride through life and its remarkable ending. [1,325-word Titans of Fortune article].

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