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Margot Birmingham Perot Wiki

Margot Birmingham Perot Wiki

Margot Birmingham Perot was born on November 15th, 1933 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She is renown for being the wife to Ross Perot, a self-made billionaire, philanthropist, and former politician. He is a former two-time candidate for president of the United States who ran in 1992 as an independent candidate and in 1966 as the Reform Party candidate. Perot had been able to establish Electronic Data Systems following a $1,000 loan from his wife.

Margot Birmingham Age

She is 85 years old.

Margot Birmingham Parents

Margot Birmingham is the youngest of five daughters to Donald Cameron Williams Birmingham, a Bank president and Gertrude Price Birmingham, a homemaker mother. According to a 1992 Washington Post article, her family was Republican, so it was “natural” that she became one.

Margot Birmingham Education

Margot Birmingham studied at Greensburg High School, Greensburg, Pa. In High School she was the president of Dolphin Swim Club and earned $75 award for “college expenses.”  She graduated 1951 and joined Goucher College, Towson, Maryland for a  sociology and anthropology major. In college, she was the president of the College Interfaith Association. She graduated in 1955, and a year later, she was married to Ross Perot.

Margot Birmingham Career

Margot Birmingham began her career as a third-grade teacher at McDonogh School, before opting out for full-time motherhood, just as her own mother, a 1922 Goucher graduate, did.  Speaking to The Baltimore Sun she said, “Our children can say their parents were there when they were growing up.”

The only social work the wife of H. Ross Perot would ever come to know would be in the glossy, moneyed, champagne world of Dallas society and philanthropy.

A 1992 article on The Baltimore Sun wrote that Margot Perot is a member of the advisory board of Planned Parenthood in Dallas. She Perot is an advocate of abortion rights. “I believe in as little government intervention as possible,” she says, offering a rare glimpse of her own opinions and ideas. “I believe it’s a moral issue.”

The Perot family which underwrote a women’s and children’s facility at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, elected to name it the Margot Perot Building as a 25th wedding anniversary gift to the wife and mother. The hospital, a colorful, cheery structure devoted to “progressive concepts in women’s health care,” has been the site of protests by anti-abortion forces. In the interview, Margot Perot adds that “few [abortions] are ever performed there in a year.”

According to The Washington Post article, her husband “parlayed the $1,000 she had saved while teaching school into a $3 billion fortune.”

Margot Birmingham Husband Henry Ross Perot

Henry Ross Perot was an American business magnate, billionaire, philanthropist, and politician. He was the founder and former chief executive officer of Electronic Data Systems and Perot Systems. He ran an independent presidential campaign in 1992 and a third-party campaign in 1996, establishing the Reform Party in the latter election. Both campaigns were among the strongest presidential showings by a third party or independent candidate in U.S. history.

Born in Texarkana, Texas, Perot became a salesman for IBM after serving in the United States Navy. In 1962, he founded Electronic Data Systems, a data processing service company. In 1984, General Motors bought a controlling interest in the company for $2.4 billion. Perot established Perot Systems in 1988 and was an angel investor for NeXT, a computer company founded by Steve Jobs after he left Apple. Perot also became heavily involved in the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue, arguing that hundreds of American servicemen were left behind in Southeast Asia after the Vietnam War. During President George H. W. Bush’s tenure, Perot became increasingly active in politics and strongly opposed the Gulf War and ratification of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

In 1992, Perot announced his intention to run for president and advocated a balanced budget, an end to the outsourcing of jobs, and the enactment of electronic direct democracy. A June 1992 Gallup poll showed Perot leading a three-way race against President Bush and presumptive Democratic nominee Bill Clinton. Perot briefly withdrew from the race in July, but re-entered the race in early October after he qualified for all 50 state ballots. He chose Admiral James Stockdale as his running mate and appeared in the 1992 debates with Bush and Clinton. In the election, Perot received 18.9% of the popular vote, but did not win any electoral votes. He won support from across the ideological and partisan spectrum, but performed best among self-described moderates. Perot ran for president again in 1996, establishing the Reform Party as a vehicle for his campaign. He won 8.4% of the popular vote against President Clinton and Republican nominee Bob Dole.

Perot did not seek public office again after 1996 and did not enter the 2000 Reform Party presidential primaries. He endorsed Republican George W. Bush over Reform nominee Pat Buchanan in the 2000 election and supported Republican Mitt Romney in 2008 and 2012. In 2009, Dell acquired Perot Systems for $3.9 billion. According to Forbes, Perot was the 167th richest person in the United States in 2016.

Margot Birmingham Married, Children

Perot and his wife Margot (née Birmingham) had five children (Ross Jr., Nancy, Suzanne, Carolyn, and Katherine). 

With an estimated net worth of about US$4.1 billion in 2019, he was ranked by Forbes as the 167th-richest person in the United States.

Who is Ross Perot?  Presidential Bids in 1992 and 1996

He was an American business magnate, billionaire, philanthropist, and former politician. He is a former two-time candidate for president of the United States who ran in 1992 as an independent candidate and in 1966 as the Reform Party candidate

Ross Perot Net Worth

His Net worth Approx $4.1 Billion.

Ross Perot Death

Perot died on July 9, 2019, at the age of 89 in Dallas, Texas after a battle with leukemia. Perot’s death was first reported by the Dallas Morning News. Their report said that Perot died after a five-month long battle with leukemia.