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U.S. billionaire Ross Perot, who shook up 1990s presidential politics, dead at 89

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.

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