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Ross Perot, Sr net worth:
$4.1 Billion

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Ross Perot Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Henry Ross Perot was born on the 27th June 1930, in Texarkana, Texas USA, of American and French descent. He is best known to the world for being an American entrepreneur and businessman, the founder of Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and Perot System. However, Perot is also probably remembered as the Independent Party Candidate standing for the Presidency of the USA in 1992 and 1996. His career has been active since 1957.

Have you ever wondered how rich Ross Perot is? Sources estimate that Perot’s net worth is currently $4.1 billion, with the main source of this amount of money being his career as a businessman, making him the 129th richest person in the USA.

Ross Perot Net Worth $4.1 Billion

Ross Perot grew up in Texas. He is the son of Gabriel Ross Perot, who was a broker of cotton, and Lula May Perot. Perot was a student of Texarkana Junior College from 1947 to 1949, but soon after he started attending the United States Naval Academy. During his education, he was a very human person, so he became a volunteer at the Boy Scouts of America and won the Award of Distinguished Eagle Scout. He served in The US Navy until 1957.

Perot’s career in business began in that year when he was hired as a salesman at International Business Machines (IBM). In no time, Perot became one of the noteworthy employees, as he managed to fulfill his annual sales quota in only two weeks. Perot wanted to progress in IBM, but his supervisors didn’t pay attention to his ideas, which eventually led to him leaving the company in 1962, soon after which he decided to found his own company, called Electronic Data Systems (EDS), with its headquarters in Dallas. Perot struggled to jump start his company, but then in the following years his company received massive contracts from government organizations to computerize Medicare records. By 1968, company stocks had risen ten times, from a mere $16 to $160, increasing Perot’s net worth by a large margin and making him a billionaire. In 1984, he decided to sell his company to General Motors in a deal worth just a little under $2.5 billion, and a percentage of GM shares, however, Ross sold his shares back to the GM in 1986, further increasing his net worth.

Two years later, Perot established another company, called Perot Systems, an information technology services provider, with its headquarters in Plano, Texas. The company was another major Perot success, as its annual revenues were over $2.5 billion, which certainly increased his net worth also. In 2009, after more than 20 years of successful management, Ross decided to sell the company to Dell, its worth being just a little under $4 billion.

Apart for being a successful businessman, Ross is also known to the world as an American politician. In 1992, he entered the presidential elections as an independent candidate, running his campaign on his own, using his enormous wealth to buy air time on television throughout the country. In the end, Ross lost the elections to Bill Clinton, but had 19% of the votes, becoming the first independent presidential candidate since Theodore Roosevelt in 1912.

Four years later, he returned to the next presidential election, but this run was also unsuccessful. In 2012 he was involved in politics as an endorser of the Republican Party presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Following the year 2000, he decided to retire from his company’s operations and, although he stayed as the company’s official chairman, his son Ross Jr. was responsible for company’s operations.

Perot has also authored several books while in retirement, including “Ross Perot: My Life & The Principles for Success” (2002) and “Ross Perot: My Life” (2013).

When it comes to his personal life, Ross Perot has been married to Margot Birmingham since 1956 and they have five children.

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Talking with David Frost1996TV SeriesGuest
A National Town Meeting: Who Is Ross Perot?1992TV Movie

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Steve Jobs: One Last Thing2011TV Movie documentary
The Return of the War Room2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (as H. Ross Perot)
Larry King Live2004TV SeriesHimself
The War Room1993DocumentaryHimself (as H. Ross Perot)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHimself
The Last Party1993DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Meet the Press1992-1993TV SeriesHimself
Kathie Lee Gifford's Celebration of Motherhood1993TV MovieHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor1993TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Maury1993TV SeriesHimself
1992 Presidential Debates1992TV SeriesHimself
This Week1992TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS This Morning1989TV SeriesHimself
Della1970TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1970TV SeriesHimself - Guest
He Said, She Said1970TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Race for the White House2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Making of Trump2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fox Files2015TV SeriesHimself
The Great Presidential Debates2015Video documentaryHimself
Moyers & Company2013TV SeriesHimself
The Presidents' Gatekeepers2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
412012/IIDocumentaryHimself
How to Survive a Plague2012DocumentaryHimself
Reagan2011DocumentaryHimself
Fall of the Republic: The Presidency of Barack H. Obama2009DocumentaryHimself
A Call to Arms2009DocumentaryHimself
The Fight for the White House2008Video documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2003-2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Presidential Candidate (segment "Wake-Up Call") / Himself - Politician
Maxed Out2006DocumentaryHimself
I Love the '90s2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Spin1995DocumentaryHimself
The Voters' Voice1992TV Series documentaryHimself
Feed1992DocumentaryHimself
The Panama Deception1992DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)

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