Ross Perot – Short Biography
Ross Perot is perhaps best known for running as an independent candidate in the US presidential elections in 1992 and 1996.
These, however, are just a couple of many illustrious ventures Perot has taken part in. He is in fact a billionaire, from Texas who made his fortune in the information technology business.
Respected by his peers around the world for being an incisive and headstrong businessman, Perot is always been keen on good business and making things happen.
Ross Perot – Major Player Since the Beginning
Ross Perot started out like many of us: with humble beginnings. But it wasn’t long before he was making a name for himself and taking the business world by storm.
Perot joined the US Navy in 1949. When he finished his service in 1957, he joined IBM as a salesperson. He then amazed everybody in the company by selling his yearly quota in just two weeks.
IBM was thrilled with their star employee but they had little time to listen to his ideas – and he had many. Undaunted by the lack of attention, Perot left IBM in 1962 and founded his own company, Electronic Data Systems ( EDS ).