Former US Presidential Candidate Ross Perot dies at 89

A United States billionaire Ross Perot, who once ran for president as an independent candidate has died at the age of 89.

He was known for pioneering the computer data industry by founding his own company in 1962. But he was best known for running in the 1992 campaign, advocating balanced budgets and calling for an end to the outsourcing of jobs abroad.

 

He was diagnosed with leukaemia earlier this year. “Ross Perot, the ground breaking business man,  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.

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