Robber baron (industrialist)
Robber baron is a pejorative term used for a powerful 19th century American businessman. By the 1890s the term was used to attack any businessman who used questionable practices to become wealthy...
, whose successes made him the ninth richest American in history. Condé Nast Portfolio
Condé Nast Portfolio
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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
Roxbury, New York
Roxbury is a town in Delaware County, New York, United States. The population was 2,509 at the 2000 census.The Town of Roxbury is at the eastern end of the county.- History :...
, the son of John Burr Gould (1792–1866) and Mary More Gould (1798–1841).
The effect of this policy will be to annihilate the Indians & so greatly benefit us.
From a letter to a business associate, quoted in Maury Klein's The Life and Legend of Jay Gould