Ross Perot Net Worth
Ross Perot Net Worth: Ross Perot was an American businessman who had a net worth of $4 billion at the time of his death in 2019. He was born Henry Ross Perot on June 27, 1930, in Texarkana, Texas. Perot was perhaps 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 became a billionaire. In 1984, he sold EDS 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. At one point he had the opportunity to make an early investment in Microsoft but ended up passing. This investment could have made Perot one of the 10 richest people in the world. In the 1988, feeling partially regretful for not investing with Bill Gates, Ross offered Steve Jobs a $20 million financial lifeline that enabled the computer company NeXT to stay afloat during a particularly dire time. A decade later Apple bought NeXT for around $500 million. This transaction is what brought Jobs back to Apple and launched an extremely positive come back for the company.
In 1992, Ross Perot made his first run as an independent candidate for the US presidency, winning nearly 19 percent of the popular vote. He was famously portrayed by Dana Carvey in a number of classic Saturday Night Live sketches. 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. Ross Perot was married to Margot Birmingham from 1956 until his death in 2019. They had five children together. Ross Perot died on July 9, 2019 at the age of 89.
|Net Worth:||$4 Billion|
|Date of Birth:||Jun 27, 1930 - Jul 9, 2019 (89 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 5 in (1.66 m)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|