Died American billionaire Ross Perot


Умер американский миллиардер Росс Перо

At the age of 89 years died an American business magnate, twice candidate for US President Ross Perot (Ross Perot).

The billionaire, who participated in two unsuccessful presidential campaigns as an independent candidate in 1990-x years, died on Tuesday, reported the representative of the family James fuller.

Pen died after a five-month battle with leukemia. The owner was over 50 when he sold a controlling stake in the company for data processing, which he founded for General Motors for $ 2.5 billion. Unexpected participation in political life made him one of the most prominent figures in U.S. history 1990-ies.

After his second and final bid for the presidency Feather occupied the post of General Director of Perot Systems Corporation, which he founded in 1988. He was the head of the company until 2000, when he transferred the title to his son Ross Perot Jr. Nine years later Incorporated Dell bought Perot Systems for $ 3.9 bn.

During the Vietnam war Feather fought for the creation of better conditions for American prisoners of war. He even traveled to Laos, where he met with ambassadors from Russia and North Vietnam, for which he was awarded the medal for distinguished public service from the Ministry of defence in 1974. In 1979, when two Americans were taken hostage during the revolution in Iran, he organized and paid for a successful private mission called “Operation Hotfoot” to save people and bring them home.

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