Ross Perot, pioneer of computer services and former US presidential candidate, dies at 89

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In April 2019, Perot's fortune was estimated at $4.1 billion by Forbes magazine

IT services billionaire Ross Perot has died after a five-month battle with leukaemia.  Perot was aged 89, and had pioneed the computer services industry with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and, l...

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