Henry Ross Perot (born June 27, 1930 in Texarkana, Texas), referred to as Ross Perot, is an American businessman best known for being the independent party presidential candidate in 1992.

In the US Presidential election in 1992, there were three major candidates: Incumbent Republican President George H. W. Bush; Democratic Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton, and independent Texas businessman Ross Perot. Clinton won with a plurality of the popular vote (43%) and a majority of the Electoral College votes (370). Bush received 37.4 % of the popular vote and 168 Electoral College votes. Perot's campaign took 18.9% (approx. 19,741,065 votes) of the popular vote but no Electoral College votes. He did not win a single state.

With an estimated net worth of about $4.1 billion in 2015, he is ranked by Forbes as the 129th-richest person in the United States.

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