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Name: Henry Ross Perot                                                           
Born: June 27, 1930 Texarkana, Texas, U.S.A.                                     
Henry Ross Perot (born June 27, 1930) is an American businessman from Texas, who 
is best known for seeking the office of President of the United States in 1992   
and 1996. Perot founded Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in 1962 and later sold the 
company to General Motors and founded Perot Systems.                             
With an estimated net worth of around $4.4 billion as of 2007, he is ranked by   
Forbes as the 57th-richest person in America.                                     
Perot was born in Texarkana, Texas, to Luly Maye Perot (nee Ray) and Gabriel     
Ross Perot. His father was a cotton picker. Perot made Eagle Scout in 1943       
and is a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. The local Boy         
Scouts of America council office in his hometown of Texarkana is named in his     
honor. His son and two of his grandsons are Eagle Scouts.