Ross Perot Biography
Birthday: June 27, 1930 (Cancer)
Born In: Texarkana, Texas, United States
Ross Perot was a successful American businessman who became one of the wealthiest persons in the world after Dell bought his company, Pero Systems. This Texas billionaire was, however, most popularly known for being an independent candidate in the 1992 and 1996 U.S. presidential election. In the 1992 elections, he won nearly 19 per cent of the votes; this was more than the votes earned by any independent candidate in history, since Theodore Roosevelt. Perot played an active role in public affairs and had presided over several rescue missions and prisoner negotiations during the Iranian Revolution. He also fervently opposed the Gulf War and did not support the President George H. W. Bush administration. Born into an impoverished family, he worked many odd jobs since the age of seven. He later joined the U.S Navy after graduation and served there for a period of four years. After being discharged from the Navy, he worked as a salesman for IBM, where he performed immensely well meeting annual sales targets in just a mere two weeks’ time. He had a strong faith in Steve Jobs even before he had founded Apple and acted as an angel investor for his company.