Billionaire and former presidential candidate Ross Perot dies at 89
Billionaire man of affairs, presenter and freelance presidential candidate Ross Perot is dead at eighty nine, doctors has confirmed.
Perot, WHO ran for president in 1992 and 1996, died when a five-month battle with cancer, same James Fuller, a representative for the Perot family.
“In business and in life, Ross was a person of integrity and action. a real yankee subject and a person of rare vision, principle and deep compassion, he touched the lives of unnumbered individuals through his unwavering support of the military and veterans and thru his charitable endeavors,” Fuller same in an exceedingly statement.
Perot was AN early technical school bourgeois. He started his career in sales at IBM, wherever he excelled. In 1962, he based his 1st company, Electronic information Systems, with simply $1,000 in savings. quite 20 years later, he launched data technology services supplier Perot Systems, that was nonheritable in 2009 by dingle for $3.9 billion.
Awards and honors:
- The Winston Churchill Award (presented by Prince Charles in1986; third recipient and first businessman to receive the award; given for exhibiting character similar to that of the late British prime minister).
- The Raoul Wallenberg Award (first recipient; given for lifetime service reminiscent of that of the Swedish diplomat who saved more than 100,000 Hungarian Jews from the Nazis during World War II).
- The Jefferson Award for Public Service.
- The Patrick Henry Award (first recipient; given to a U.S. citizen for outstanding service to his country).
- The National Business Hall of Fame Award.
- The Sarnoff Award (for contributions to the electronics industry).
- The Eisenhower Award (for support of U.S. Armed Forces).
- The Smithsonian Computerworld Award (first recipient; given for contributions to the computer industry).
- The Horatio Alger Award (given for overcoming obstacles to achieve significant career success).
- Medal for Distinguished Public Service (highest civilian award presented by the Department of Defense; given for his efforts supporting U.S. prisoners of war).