Ross Perot
Henry Ross Perot is a U.S. businessman best known for running for President of the United States
President of the United States
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 in 1992
United States presidential election, 1992
The United States presidential election of 1992 had three major candidates: Incumbent Republican President George Bush; Democratic Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton, and independent Texas businessman Ross Perot....

 and 1996
United States presidential election, 1996
The United States presidential election of 1996 was a contest between the Democratic national ticket of President Bill Clinton of Arkansas and Vice President Al Gore of Tennessee and the Republican national ticket of former Senator Bob Dole of Kansas for President and former Housing Secretary Jack...

. Perot founded Electronic Data Systems
Electronic Data Systems
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 (EDS) in 1962, sold the company to General Motors
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 in 1984, and founded Perot Systems
Perot Systems
Perot Systems was an information technology services provider founded in 1988 by a group of investors led by Ross Perot and based in Plano, Texas, United States. A Fortune 1000 corporation with offices in more than 25 countries, Perot Systems employed more than 23,000 people and had an annual...

 in 1988. Perot Systems was bought by Dell for $3.9 billion in 2009.

With an estimated net worth of about US$
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3.4 billion in 2011, he is ranked by Forbes
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as the 99th-richest person in the United States
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Perot was born in Texarkana, Texas
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, to Luly Maye Perot (née Ray) and Gabriel Ross Perot.

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.

Can I finish? Can I finish?...Can I finish?

Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.

If someone as blessed as I am is not willing to clean out the barn, who will?

If you can't stand a little sacrifice and you can't stand a trip across the desert with limited water, we're never going to straighten this country out.

If you see a snake, just kill it - don't appoint a committee on snakes.

Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility, and commitment.

Eagles don't flock, you have to find them one at a time.

Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.

You’re going to hear a giant sucking sound of jobs being pulled out of this country. [during a presidential debate (1992)]