Jay Gould

Jay Gould

Born: May 27, 1836

Died: December 2, 1892

Nationality: American

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.