Ross Perot vs Donald Trump

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Independent U.S. Presidential Candidate
President-elect, United States
$3.9 Billion
Net worth 2018
$3.08 Billion
Political Leaders
Industry
Real Estate
Texarkana, Texas
Residence
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, New York City, New York, United States
United States
Country
United States
27/06/1930
BirthDay
14/06/1946
1.66 m
Height
1.88 m
Children
5
United States Naval Academy, Texarkana College, Texas High School
Education
Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Pennsylvania; Fordham University
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1995

In 1995, he became the founder of the Reform Party and eventually earned himself a nomination to contest in the 1996 U

1992

He lost the 1992 presidential elections but polled 18

1991

On October 1, 1991, he re-entered the presidential race after he quit in July, following a controversy about his daughter and an apparent threat by the Republican government to leak compromising photos of his daughter

1990

’In 1990, he got into an agreement with the Vietnam Foreign Ministry, stating that he would become the country’s business agent, if U

1988

In 1988, he founded Perot Systems, which as an information technology services provider

1979

He was always involved in public affairs and in 1979, he headed the Texas War on Drugs Committee and he was also appointed on the Select Committee on Public Education

1974

In 1974, he gained much attention in the media as his share value dramatically dropped by $450 million on a single working day

1968

Electronic Data Systems became a public company in 1968 and this facilitated a tremendous rise in the stock prices of the company

1962

In 1962, he established and founded the Electronic Data Systems in Dallas, Texas and went through an initial struggle period, after which the company began receiving contracts

1960

In the 1960s, Electronic Data Systems received many orders and contracts including many profitable contracts from the government of the United States of America

1956

In 1956, he got married to Margot Birmingham, who was from Greensburg, Pennsylvania

1947

He initially went to the Patty Hill private school and graduated from the Texas High School in Texarkana in 1947

1930

Henry Ross Perot was born on June 27, 1930, to cotton broker Gabriel Ross Perot and Lula May Perot, in Texarkana, Texas

1912

With this, he became the most successful third-party presidential candidate in terms of the popular vote since Theodore Roosevelt in the 1912 election

1971

In 1971, he moved to Studio apartment in Manhattan, New York and became involved with larger building projects. In the following year, he finalized first multi-million dollar real estate transaction with the sale of Swifton village in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1985

In 1985, he bought Mar-a-lago estate in Palm beach, Florida and renovated the Barbizon hotel and 100 Central Park South.

1988

In 1988, he bought the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

1989

In 1989, he bought a fleet of Boeing 727 airplanes to form Trump air shuttle service. Unfortunately a helicopter crash killed three Trump casino executives which lead to big issue.

1989

By 1989, poor business decisions left him unable to meet loan payments but he somehow financed the construction of his third casino, the $1 million Taj Mahal, with high-interest junk bonds. The increasing debt soon brought him to business bankruptcy.

1990

In 1990, he regained his previous stable financial position and fame and opened the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City. Soon he gained approval for Riverside south development of West Side rail yards.

1996

In 1996, he got the ownership of Miss Universe Organization which produces the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Tean USA pageants.

2003

In 2003, he became joint partner with the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) where he became the executive producer and host of the NBC reality show, ‘The Apprentice’ which became a huge success. Following its success, he co-produced a show, ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ along with British TV producer Mark Burnett.

2004

On October 21, 2004, Trump Hotels and Casino & Resorts declared a restructuring of its debt which led to a reduction in his individual ownership from 56 percent to 27 percent. The company applied for Chapter 11 Protection in November and soon the company re-emerged from bankruptcy as ‘Trump Entertainment Resorts Holdings’.