Henry Ross Perot


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Henry Ross Perot (born June 27, 1930) is an American businessman best known for running for President of the United States in 1992 and 1996. Perot founded Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in 1962, sold the company to General Motors in 1984, and founded Perot Systems in 1988. Perot Systems was bought by Dell for $3.9 billion in 2009.

With an estimated net worth of about US$3.5 billion in ... more »

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  • ''Which one of the three candidates would you want your daughter to marry?''
    H. Ross Perot (b. 1930), U.S. business executive, 1992 U.S. presidential candidate. International Herald Tribune (Paris, October 29, 1992).
  • ''If we did not have such a thing as an airplane today, we would probably create something the size of N.A.S.A. to make one.''
    H. Ross Perot (b. 1930), U.S. business executive, presidential candidate 1992. quoted in Newsweek (New York, Dec. 1, 1986).
  • ''If we decide to take this level of business creating ability nationwide, we'll all be plucking chickens for a living.''
    H. Ross Perot (b. 1930), U.S. business executive, presidential candidate 1992. quoted in Time (New York, Nov. 16, 1992). Referring to rival candid...
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