Jason "Jay" Gould (May 27, 1836 – December 2, 1892) 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.
Frank Jay Gould (1877–1956) was a philanthropist & the son of financier Jay Gould. In 1909, he founded the Virginia Railway and Power Company. The company would be renamed Virginia Electric and Power Company (VEPCO) in 1925. He moved to France & developed several casinos & hotels at the French Riviera. He made a great contribution in the development of multiple spa towns like Granville, Bagnoles-de-l'Orne and Juan-les-Pins. In 1926 he opened the famous Hotel "Le Provençal" in Juan-les-Pins.