Bob J. Perry

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Birthday
30, 1932
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Apr 13, 2013 (80)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
30, 1932
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Apr 13, 2013 (80)

About

Founder of Perry Homes who became a Republican political financier, donating millions to GOP presidential candidates.

Before Fame

He turned his summer job in construction into a self-run company, and he eventually grew Perry Homes into the United States' 35th-largest homebuilder.

Trivia

He used his enormous fortune to bankroll the Swift Boat Veterans group that ran TV ads discrediting presidential candidate John Kerry in 2004 and donated $18 million to candidate Mitt Romney in 2012.

Family Life

He had four children with wife Doylene along with more than a dozen grandchildren.

Associated With

He donated $7 million to Texas Republican governor Rick Perry's primary bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2011.