Profession: Entrepreneur and Presidential Candidate
Why Famous: Founder and CEO of Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and Perot Systems.
Used his wealth to mount two unsuccessful third party US presidential campaigns in 1992 and 1996.
- 1962-06-27 Ross Perot begins Electronic Data Systems
- 1992-02-20 Ross Perot says he'll run for President on "Larry King Live"
- 1992-07-11 Presidential candidate Ross Perot at NAACP speech calls them "you people"
- 1992-10-01 Ross Perot re-enters US presidential race
- 1992-10-11 1st three-way US presidential debate (George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot)
- 1993-01-11 Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics