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Remarkable Texas Billionaire And Former Presidential Candidate Ross Perot Passed Away At 89

Date July 10, 2019 11:13

Ross Perot was an incredibly curious figure in American economy as well as briefly in politics. The Texas businessman grew from the Great Depression to make billions in computer industry and become an active philanthropist.

But most remember Perot from his 1992 Presidential campaign, during which he independently ran for the office and famously broadcasted his self-sponsored 30-minute campaign ads to Americans. Although Ross didn't win, he managed to earn 19% of the popular, which is still quite impressive.

Notably, at the age of 55 Ross Perot received a Churchill Medal from Prince Charles and Nancy Reagan for his support of the veterans and military.

Perot's passing

On July 9, Ross Perot passed away at his Texas home from leukemia surrounded by his family. The statement from his close ones reads:

In business and in life, Ross was a man of integrity and action. A true American patriot and a man of rare vision, principle and deep compassion, he touched the lives of countless people through his unwavering support of the military and veterans and through his charitable endeavors.

Perot is survived by his wife of more than 60 years Margot, their 5 children, and 19 grandchildren.

Tributes

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Perot's family at this difficult time.