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Ross Perot, Billionaire and Former Politician, Dead at 89

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Ross Perot, Billionaire and
Former Politician, Dead at 89 According to family spokesman James Fuller,
Perot died after a short battle with leukemia. James Fuller, via statement James Fuller, via statement The entrepreneur originally made his fortune through tech companies
Electronic Data Systems and Perot Systems. He is perhaps best known for launching Independent bids for president in 1992 and 1996. In the '92 race, he won
no electoral votes but garnered
nearly 19% of the popular vote. Even though his results in the '96 race were
less successful, Perot's ideas such as
deficit reduction stuck around. The billionaire was also
known for his decades of support for
U.S. veterans and the military.