Jay Gould

Jay Gould

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. 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. Cond 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. Jason Gould was born in Roxbury, New York, the son of John Burr Gould and Mary More Gould. Gould's father was of British colonial ancestry, and his mother of Scottish ancestry. Gould's grandfather, Alexander T. More was a businessman, and his great-grandfather John More was a Scottish immigrant who founded the town of Moresville. Jay Gould studied at the Hobart Academy, where the principal was credited as getting him a job working for a blacksmith as a bookkeepershow more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613660714X
  • 9786136607146