Ross Perot, Texas Billionaire and Presidential Candidate, Dies At 89 – H. Ross Perot, Texas billionaire tycoon who succeed from a poor-childhood and two unsuccessful presidential campaigns as a third-party candidate, has died at age of 89.
Ross Perot, Texas Billionaire and Presidential Candidate, Dies At 89:
Family spokesperson James Fuller confirmed his death Tuesday by saying in the statement, “With deep sadness, I am letting you know that Mr. Perot passed away early Tuesday at his home, surrounded by his family.”
Fuller added. “Mr. Perot was a true patriot and a dedicated humanitarian. He will be missed greatly, Family, friends, and associates are encouraged to honor Mr. Perot’s memory by continuing to support his commitment to these organizations: Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, North Texas Food Bank, Salvation Army DFW, Teach for America: Dallas/ Fort Worth, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Visiting Nurses Association of Dallas,”
What Did Ross Perot Die of | Ross Perot Cause of Death:
Perot died after a five-month battle with leukemia, James Fuller said said Tuesday.
“Family, friends, and associates are encouraged to honor Mr. Perot’s memory by continuing to support his commitment to these organizations: Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, North Texas Food Bank, Salvation Army DFW, Teach for America: Dallas/ Fort Worth, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Visiting Nurses Association of Dallas,”
“I always thought of him as stepping out of a Norman Rockwell painting and living the American dream,” said Tom Luce, who was a young lawyer when he was hired by Perot to handle his business and personal legal work. “A newspaper boy, a midshipman, shaking Dwight Eisenhower’s hand at his graduation, and he really built the computer-services industry at EDS.”
“He had the vision and the tenacity to make it happen,” Luce added. “He was a great communicator. He never employed a speechwriter — he wrote all his own speeches. He was a great storyteller.”
Former Texan President George W. Bush released a statement of condolences, read the statement, “Texas and America have lost a strong patriot. Ross Perot epitomized the entrepreneurial spirit and the American creed. He gave selflessly of his time and resources to help others in our community, across our country, and around the world. He loved the U.S. military and supported our service members and veterans. Most importantly, he loved his dear wife, children, and grandchildren. Laura and I send our heartfelt condolences to the entire Perot family as they celebrate a full life,”.
Henry Ross Perot Wiki | Net Worth:
Henry Ross Perot was born on June 27, 1930 in Texarkana, Texas, the son of Lula May Perot (née Ray) and Gabriel Ross Perot. He was an American business magnate, billionaire, philanthropist, and politician. He was the founder and former chief executive officer of Electronic Data Systems and Perot Systems. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy and becoming a salesman for IBM, he went his own way — creating and building Electronic Data Systems Corp., which helped other companies manage their computer networks.
Henry Ross Perot ran an independent presidential campaign in 1992 and a third-party campaign in 1996, establishing the Reform Party in the latter election. During the campaign, Perot spent $63.5 million of his own money and bought 30-minute television spots.
He came out from IBM in 1962 to found Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in Dallas, Texas. Perot became the “fastest, richest Texan” in a 1968 cover story. In 1984, General Motors bought controlling interest in EDS worth $2.4 billion. As an estimated net worth of about US $4.1 billion in 2019, he was counted by Forbes as the 167th-richest person in the United States.
Henry Ross Perot married Margot (née Birmingham) in 1956. The couple had five children named Ross Jr., Nancy, Suzanne, Carolyn, and Katherine. In 2012, the Perots had 16 grandchildren.
In 1979, two of Ross Perot’s employees were taken hostage by Iran. Perot directed a successful rescue mission composed of his employees led by retired Green Beret Col Bull Simons. Perot himself went to Iran and entered the prison where his men were held
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 9, 2019
Our hearts are heavy as we bid farewell to Ross Perot. In his 89 years on earth, he lived the American dream to the fullest. Ross is a Texas legend. He will be remembered as an outstanding entrepreneur, philanthropist, and dedicated husband and father.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) July 9, 2019
I knew Ross Perot since I was a child, when he let my friends and I ride our bikes across his estate to save time to school. When “tax cuts” was the billionaire mantra, he told me he was happy to pay lots in taxes “because it means I’m doing well.”
His wisdom will be missed.
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) July 9, 2019