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Ross Perot

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Birthday
27, 1930
Birthplace
Texarkana, TX
Death Date
Jul 9, 2019 (89)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
27, 1930
Birthplace
Texarkana, TX
Death Date
Jul 9, 2019 (89)

About

Texas billionaire who was the U.S. presidential nominee for the Independent Party in 1992 and the Reform Party in 1996.

Before Fame

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.

Trivia

He was one of the richest people in the world after Dell bought his company Perot Systems for $3.9 billion in 2009.

Family Life

He married Margot Birmingham, with whom he had five children.

Associated With

He ran against Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush in 1992, winning no Electoral College votes but finishing with a respectable 18.91% of the popular vote.