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The 173-year old robber baron

Scott Jagow Apr 23, 2009

I just thought this was amusing. The Economic Times has a list of the 20 worst CEO’s of all time. They include Lehman CEO Dick Fuld, Angelo Mozilo of Countrywide, Enron’s Ken Lay, Bear Stearns’ Jimmy Cayne, etc. And they have pictures…

Take a look at the picture of Jay Gould. Does that look like “a robber baron who made a fortune in 1800s by pushing up gold prices and prompting a scare in stock market?”

Thanks to Marketplace Morning Report producer Rod Abid for sending it along.

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