Ross Perot, Jr.

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Ross Perot, Jr.
Born Henry Ross Perot, Jr.
(1958-11-07) November 7, 1958 (age 56)
Dallas, Texas
Nationality American
Education Vanderbilt University
Net worth Decrease US $ 1.4 billion (est.)
(February 2010)[1]
Spouse(s) Sarah Perot
Children 4
Relatives H. Ross Perot, Sr. (father)

Henry Ross Perot, Jr. (born November 7, 1958)[2] is a real estate developer and Chairman of the Board for Perot Systems. He is the elder son of Ross Perot.

Early life[edit]

Perot was born and raised in Dallas, the son of Margot (Birmingham) and Ross Perot. He graduated from St. Mark's School of Texas in 1977.[citation needed] After graduating from Vanderbilt University, he served in the United States Air Force for eight and a half years.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

In 1982 Perot co-piloted a flight that circled the world in a helicopter.[3]Using a Bell 206 L-1 Long Ranger II, Perot completed the circumnavigation on September 30, 1982.[citation needed]

Spirit of Texas, a Bell 206 helicopter used to circumnavigate the globe. Currently on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum at Dulles International Airport.

Perot has expanded his family's fortune through real estate. He is known for his 1980s development and ownership of the Fort Worth Alliance Airport and the residential community of Heritage. Perot later gained majority ownership of the Dallas Mavericks NBA basketball team.[4] Perot was the 1983 recipient of the Langley Gold Medal from the Smithsonian Institution.[citation needed]

From 2002-2003, Perot served as chairman of the Texas Governor's Task Force for Economic Growth.[5] In March 2007, presidential candidate Mitt Romney, seeking the Republican selected Perot as a member of his Texas finance committee.[6]

Perot is a member of the Board of Directors for Dell Inc and the Perot Foundation. He is Chairman of the United States Air Force Memorial Foundation and Co-Chairman of the EastWest Institute. He also sits on the Board of Trustees of St. Mark's School of Texas, Southern Methodist University, and Vanderbilt University.[7] In 2010 Forbes reported Perot's net worth at $1.5 Billion.[1]

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