Henry Ross Perot is an American business mogul, billionaire and philanthropist. He is the founder and CEO of Electronic Data Systems and Perot Systems. He led an independent presidential campaign in 1992 and a one-third campaign in 1996, establishing the Reform Party in subsequent elections. Although he failed to run a state in either election, the two campaigns were among the strongest presidential elections by a third party or independent candidate in U.S. history. . Born and raised in Texarkana, Texas, Perot became a salesperson for IBM after serving in the US Navy. In 1962, he founded Electronic Data Systems, a data processing services company. In 1984, General Motors bought control of the company for $ 2.4 billion. Perot founded Perot Systems in 1988 and was an angel investor for NeXT, an IT company founded by Steve Jobs after leaving Apple.
|Born||Henry Ray Perot, June 27, 1930, Texarkana, Texas, U.S.|
|Died||July 09, 2019, Dallas, Texas, U.S.|
|Resting place||Sparkman-Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery|
|Education||Texarkana College, United States Naval Academy (BS)|
|Net worth||US$4.1 billion (April 2019)|
|Political party||Independent (before 1995), Reform (1995–2000), Republican (2000–2019)|
|Children||5, including Ross Jr.|
Texas billionaire who was the U.S. presidential nominee for the Independent Party in 1992 and the Reform Party in 1996.
He was a Boy Scout, making Eagle Scout in 1942 and receiving the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. He also served in the United States Navy, where he developed the Naval Academy's honor system.
He became one of the richest people in the world after Dell bought his company Perot Systems for $3.9 billion in 2009.
He married Margot Birmingham, with whom he had five children.
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Latest information about Ross Perot updated on June 14 2021.