Who is Ross Perot?

Ross Perot was a successful American businessman who stood as an independent presidential candidate in the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections. Ross Perot is best known as one of the most successful third-party presidential candidates in American history.

What is Ross Perot Best Known for?

Ross Perot is best known as one of the most successful third-party presidential candidates in American history.

How was Ross Perot Early Life?

Henry Ross Perot was as Henry Ross Perot born on June 27, 1930, to cotton broker Gabriel Ross Perot and Lula May Perot, in Texarkana, Texas. He holds American nationality and belongs to the white ethnic group. His religion is Christianity and horoscope is Cancer. He went to the Patty Hill private school and graduated from the Texas High School in Texarkana in 1947. He was part of the Boy Scouts of America.

After high school graduation, he went to the Texarkana Junior College and later became a part of the U.S. Naval Academy. He reached the position of the battalion commander. He later resigned from the Navy in 1957.

How was Ross Perot Career?

After resigning from the Navy service in 1957, Perot started working for IBM in the Sales department. He worked there from 1957 to 1962. He then formed his own company, Electronic Data Systems, which he sold to General Motors in 1984 for $2.5 billion making him a billionaire. Soon after he started a new business enterprise called Perot Systems. Outside of business, Perot was active in issues relating to prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action in the Vietnam War. In 1992, Perot ran as an independent candidate for the U.S. presidency, winning nearly 19 percent of the popular vote. He founded the Reform Party in 1995 and ran for president again in 1996, though his candidacy didn't garner as much support as before. 

Perot retired from his regular working routine of Perot Systems in 2000, though he stayed on as the company's chairman. His son, Ross Jr., took the reins of the business. It was later sold to Dell in 2009. Perot also authored multiple books, including Ross Perot: My Life & the Principles for Success and United We Stand. He died of leukemia on July 9, 2019, at age 89.

What are Ross Perot Achievements?

The S. Roger Horchow Award for ‘Greatest Public Service by a Private Citizen’ was bestowed upon him in 1986. On April 22, 2009, he was awarded the Honorary Green Beret at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center, located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He received the Sylvanus Thayer Award, which was conferred upon him by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 2009.

How is Ross Perot's Personal Life?

He married Margot Birmingham In 1956, who was from Greensburg, Pennsylvania. The couple had five children together, namely, Ross Jr., Nancy, Suzanne, Carolyn, and Katherine.

What is Ross Perot's Net Worth?

According to Forbes, Ross has a net worth at $4.2 billion which he accumulated from the revenues generated by his two companies: Electronic Data Systems (EDS) which he sold to General Motors in 1984 for $2.5 billion and Perot Systems Corporation, Inc. which he later sold to Dell in 2009 for a big price deal. He and his wife, Margot, lived in an 8,200-square-foot mansion on a 16-acre estate worth a reported $21 million in Dallas. The Perot family collectively owns nearly $59 million worth of residential property in the Dallas area

How Tall is Ross Perot?

Ross stands 5' 5½" (1.66 m) tall. his other body measurements are not available currently.

How active is Ross Perot in Social Media?

His social profiles are being protected.