Born: May 27, 1836
Died: December 2, 1892
Occupation: Businessman, financier
Biography: Jason Jay Gould was a leading American railroad developer and speculator. He has long been vilified as an archetypal robber baron, whose successes made him the ninth richest American in history. Condé Nast Portfolio ranked Gould as the 8th worst American CEO of all time. Some modern historians working from primary sources have discounted various myths about him.