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Henry Ross Perot ( Texarkana , June 27 1930 ) is an American businessman and billionaire. He was in 1992 and 1996 independent American presidential candidate .

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Perot began in 1957 as a salesman at IBM . In 1962 he left and started his own company Electronic Data Systems (EDS), which he achieved success, including by Carlo. government contracts

In 1992 he first took part in the presidential elections as an independent candidate against George HW Bush and Bill Clinton . He came up with themes like "a government budget in balance" and "direct electronic democracy". He took 19% of the votes, making him the most successful independent candidate in the U.S. since 1912.

In 1996 he tried again, but this time he took only 8% of the votes.