|Birthname||Henry Ross Perot|
|born on||27 June 1930 at 05:34 (= 05:34 AM )|
|Place||Texarkana, Texas, 33n26, 94w03|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||05°05' 17°46 Asc. 09°47'|
American super-achiever, a bantam-sized Texas billionaire in the industries of computer, aero-space, bio-tech and hi-tech fields. He built Electronic Data Systems in Dallas into the multi-million dollar business that it is. With his financial skill and expertise, he was appointed by Governor White in mid-1983 to chair a select committee on public education to make recommendations for a comprehensive reform.
During the Vietnam war, Perot flew food and supplies to North Vietnam for U.S. prisoners but Hanoi could not deliver the shipment. He had two of his employees rescued from Iran after the Ayatollah took over. In his book, "On Wings of Eagles," he tells this story, which was later made into a TV miniseries. Though he portrayed himself as a man of action and a hero, critics say that he actually got in the way of American diplomatic efforts to safeguard thousands of other Americans in the chaos, and owes embassy workers a debt of gratitude for his own safety, instead of the contempt with which he has treated them.
Born into humble circumstances, a country-boy son of a cotton broker and a housewife, Ross had one older sister. As a boy, he managed to get himself an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis where he was president of the class and a battle commander during his four years in the Navy. When he first entered the navy, he said they gave him two pair of shoes and he "wondered what the other pair was for. That was my first example of government waste."
Perot married Margot Birmingham, whom he'd met on a blind date, in 1956 and they had five kids. A genuine family man, he gives generous credit to Margot. "Five out of my five kids are too good to be true, thanks to their mother," he said, "She is a world class mother." The family members are all close, a handsome batch. Ross Jr, born in 1959, handles the real estate holding of the Perot Group; Nancy, born in 1961, works for dad in the venture-capitol department; Suzanne, born in 1965, works at Christie's auction house in New York City; along with Caroline, born in 1968 and Katherine in 1971. There are a passel of grandkids to carry on the Perot "get the job done" standard.
After leaving the navy, Perot became a salesman for IBM and his wife taught school. They lived on his salary and saved hers and when Ross decided to start his own company in 1962, he had $1,000 savings to invest into Electronic Data Systems. He spun that original investment into gold; six years later when EDS went public, he was suddenly worth $220 million. When he sold his company to General Motors several years ago, it was worth about $12 billion.
Perot ran as a Reform Party candidate for Presidency for two elections, in 1992 and 1996, putting in large amounts of his own money for TV coverage. In the latter contest, on 10/24/1996, Robert Dole asked him to withdraw in order to harvest more votes for the Republican party and he fired back that he was in the race "until the bitter end." A man who plays by his own rules, he has been quoted as saying, "If I could run for king, I would do it."
- Relationship : Marriage 1956 (Margot Birmingham)
- Financial : Gain significant money 1962 (Great fiscal business gain)
- Work : Lose social status 1992 (Lost bid for presidentcy)
- Financial : Lose significant money 1992 (Invested in politics)
- Financial : Lose significant money 1996 (Invested in politics)
Gauquelin Book of American Charts
- Traits : Personality : Acquisitive (Fiscal genius)
- Traits : Personality : Ambitious
- Traits : Personality : Bad judgement (At times)
- Traits : Personality : Principled strongly (Puts his money into backing his beliefs)
- Family : Relationship : Marriage - Very happy
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, lasting)
- Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
- Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (All five did well)
- Lifestyle : Financial : Rags to riches
- Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
- Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
- Vocation : Politics : Candidate and lost (Presidential condidate twice)
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
- Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Motivating/Selling
- Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Problem Solving (Fiscal expertise)