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Ross Perot, billionaire former presidential candidate, has died at age 89

Ross Perot

Billionaire, philanthropist and former presidential candidate Ross Perot has died, CBS News has confirmed. He was 89.

Perot died in Texas, the state where he was born, surrounded by family.

“Mr. Perot was a true patriot and a dedicated humanitarian. He will be missed greatly,” Ross Mulford of Petrus Asset Management Company said in a statement.

In 1992, Perot made a name for himself when he became the most successful non-major party presidential candidate in 80 years, amassing 19 percent of the popular vote, running against President George H.W. Bush and Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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