Ross Perot Net Worth

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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.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Ross Perot Jr.
  • Net Worth: $4.1 Billion
  • Date Of Birth: 27th June 1930
  • Place Of Birth: Texarkana, Texas USA
  • Height: 1.66 m, 1.66 m
  • Profession: Businessperson, CEO, Politician, ounded the Reform Party
  • Education: Texas High School in Texarkana in 1947
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Margot (née Birmingham)
  • Children: Ross Jr., Nancy, Suzanne, Carolyn, and Katherine
  • Parents: Lula May Perot (née Ray) and Gabriel Ross Perot
  • Siblings: Gabriel Ross Perot Jr., Bette Perot, Gabriel Ross Perot Jr., Bette Perot
  • Nicknames: H. Ross Perot , H. Perot
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  • Abruptly quit the presidential race in 1992, citing a government conspiracy to disrupt his daughter’s wedding and remove him from the race by force. He tried to restart his campaign several months later, to no avail.
  • Engaged in a live debate with Vice-President Al Gore on The Larry King Show.
  • So badly alienated his supporters with his abrupt withdrawal from the 1992 presidential election that, when he tried to restart his campaign months later, he couldn’t even attract paid help to work in his headquarters.
  • Claimed that as a boy in his native Texarkana, Texas, he delivered newspapers on horseback.
  • His father was a cotton-picker.
  • He made Eagle Scout in 1943, and was a recipient of the distinguished Eagle Scout Award.
  • Attended the United States Naval Academy.
  • Graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1953 and served as an officer during the Korean War.
  • Member and alumni of Phi Theta Kappa
  • Inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1985.
  • Was lampooned on the US children’s show Sesame Street (1969) in the form of a bird puppet named “H. Ross Parrot”.
  • Born at 5:34am-CDT


Title Year Status Character
Talking with David Frost 1996 TV Series Guest
A National Town Meeting: Who Is Ross Perot? 1992 TV Movie
Title Year Status Character
Steve Jobs: One Last Thing 2011 TV Movie documentary
The Return of the War Room 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (as H. Ross Perot)
Larry King Live 2004 TV Series Himself
The War Room 1993 Documentary Himself (as H. Ross Perot)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993 TV Series Himself
The Last Party 1993 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Meet the Press 1992-1993 TV Series Himself
Kathie Lee Gifford’s Celebration of Motherhood 1993 TV Movie Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor 1993 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Maury 1993 TV Series Himself
1992 Presidential Debates 1992 TV Series Himself
This Week 1992 TV Series Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1992 TV Series Himself – Guest
CBS This Morning 1989 TV Series Himself
Della 1970 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1970 TV Series Himself – Guest
He Said, She Said 1970 TV Series Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Race for the White House 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Making of Trump 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
Fox Files 2015 TV Series Himself
The Great Presidential Debates 2015 Video documentary Himself
Moyers & Company 2013 TV Series Himself
The Presidents’ Gatekeepers 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
41 2012/II Documentary Himself
How to Survive a Plague 2012 Documentary Himself
Reagan 2011 Documentary Himself
Fall of the Republic: The Presidency of Barack H. Obama 2009 Documentary Himself
A Call to Arms 2009 Documentary Himself
The Fight for the White House 2008 Video documentary Himself
60 Minutes 2003-2007 TV Series documentary Himself – Presidential Candidate (segment “Wake-Up Call”) / Himself – Politician
Maxed Out 2006 Documentary Himself
I Love the ’90s 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Spin 1995 Documentary Himself
The Voters’ Voice 1992 TV Series documentary Himself
Feed 1992 Documentary Himself
The Panama Deception 1992 Documentary Himself (uncredited)