H. Ross Perot, the feisty Texas technology billionaire who rattled U.S. politics with two independent presidential campaigns in the 1990s that struck a chord with disgruntled voters, died on Tuesday at the age of 89, his family said.
“Ross Perot, the ground-breaking businessman and loving husband, brother, father and grandfather, passed away early Tuesday at his home in Dallas, surrounded by his devoted family,” the Perot family said in a statement. A family spokesman said leukemia was the cause of death.
Perot’s fortune was estimated at $4.1 billion by Forbes magazine in April 2019.
U.S. billionaire Ross Perot, who shook up 1990s presidential politics, dead at 89