American billionaire businessman and politician Ross Perot He passed away at the age of 89. The Texas billionaire died early Tuesday morning in the city of Dallas, James Fuller, a family spokesman, told several local media.

By MiamiDiario Newsroom

 Henry Ross Perot American politician and businessman born June 27, 1930 in Texas, jumped on stage nationally in 1992 when running for the presidential campaign as independent candidate against the then republican president George H. W. Bush (1989-1993) and the Democratic candidate Bill Clinton (1993-2001), which finally prevailed in the elections.

Ross Perot, the groundbreaking businessman and loving husband, brother, father and grandfather, passed away early Tuesday. at his home in Dallas, surrounded by his dedicated family," the family reported in a statement collected by Reuters.

According to the family spokesman to the tycoon he was diagnosed with leukemia in February. A secondary infection in March nearly killed him.

Twice wannabe

El texan billionaire In 1992, he obtained about 19% of the vote, the highest percentage for an independent candidate in 80 years. The broad support that Perot received led Republicans to blame him for the defeat of Bush Sr., who was unable to be re-elected. back then spent more than 60 million dollars, mainly in television spots.

Four years later, in 1996, he returned to present himself with an ultraconservative program in the presidential elections at the head of the Reform Party USA and received 8,4% of the votes.

It was his last attack on the stage of the presidential candidates, since in the next elections he already argued his advanced age for not appearing.

Millonario Made by myself

Billionaire H. Ross Perot sits at his desk at Electronic Data Systems, Inc. 18 Aug 1985, Dallas, Texas, USA —Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

It is estimated that Perot's fortune could reach $4.100 billion for 'Forbes' magazine in April of 2019.

Perot, whose biographies always emphasize that he was a billionaire self-made Perot managed to amass an uncountable fortune after work for the giant IBM, by founding in 1962 the computer services company Electronic Data Systems Corp. being one of the pioneers of this sector.

In 1988, the businessman created another company, Perot Systems, which he led until 2004 when he handed over the baton to his son and became honorary president. Later, he sold his company to General Motors for $2.500 billion.

Perot and his wife Margot had five children and 16 grandchildren.

With information from agencies

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