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July 10, 2019

Self-made billionaire Ross Perot dies at age 89

By DAVID KOENIG
AP Business Writer

DALLAS — H. Ross Perot rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty to become a self-made billionaire who twice ran for president with a mixture of folksy sayings and simple solutions to America's problems. His 19% of the vote in 1992 stands among the best showings by an independent candidate in the past century.

Perot died early Tuesday at his home in Dallas surrounded by his family. He was 89.


 
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