Ross Perot Net Worth
Ross Perot Net Worth: Ross Perot is an American businessman who has a net worth of $3.7 billion. Born Henry Ross Perot on June 27, 1930, in Texarkana, Texas, he is best known for being an Independent Party Presidential Candidate in 1992 and 1996. Getting some of his charm and business acumen of his father (who ran a cotton wholesaling company and had other ventures), Perot started his career at IBM in 1957. He put his strong sales skills to work for IBM until 1962, when he decided to branch out on his own forming Electronic Data Systems. This information technology equipment and services company soon grew into a thriving business. It was in 1968 that he took EDS public and became a millionaire. Over the years, as the values of his shares grew, Perot turned a billionaire. In 1984, he sold to General Motors for $2.5 billion. Four years later, he founded a new business enterprise called Perot Systems, and in 2009, he sold the company to Dell for $3.9 billion. Meanwhile, Ross Perot also became present on the American political scene. In 1992, Perot made his first run as an independent candidate for the US presidency, winning nearly 19 percent of the popular vote. Four years later, he ran again. In addition to the above, Perot has penned several books, including Ross Perot: My Life & the Principles for Success, United We Stand and his autobiography, Ross Perot: My Life. When it comes to his personal life, Ross Perot is married to Margot Birmingham and they five children together.